Old Glory Mini Quilt

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So my current obsession is the Farmgirl Vintage book by Lori Holt. I have been picking a block here and there from the book to make. My goal is to make the sampler quilt on the cover…but every time I make a block, I end up using it for something else. Like cute little potholders….or a mini quilt…an Old Glory mini quilt to be exact. Which brings me to what I am sharing with you today.

I have tons of fabric scraps…so I pulled out my reds, blues and whites (more like creams) and off I went sewing these cute little blocks.

One Old Glory Block led to another and before I knew it, I had five blocks made. So I took four of those blocks to make a mini quilt. I dug thru more of my fabric and found a beige piece with tiny blue polka dots. Perfect for the sashing!

I cut 2 1/2 inch strips for the sashing and sewed to my flags to form my top. It needed more so I used a deep red floral fabric for a border. And then….I was happy! All I need now was a backing. I already had that picked out. I made my fabric sandwich with the backing, batting and the top.

I machine quilted my layers (with a regular ol sewing machine). I usually love making my binding but, this time I decided to pull the backing around and use that as my binding this time.

I really enjoyed make this mini quilt and it really didn’t take long at all!

Oh, and I still have that fifth block that I made. Maybe I can put that aside to use in sampler quilt….maybe.

Memory Quilt…a work in progress

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My Grandma always wore the cutest dresses. Some were floral, some striped, most were plaid. Some were zip ups and some buttoned. Most have Sears labels and are called zip & dash. Growing up I have never seen Grandma wear anything other than these dresses.

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