Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Uncle Sam -- with borders!

This weekend I got the borders on my Uncle Sam wall hanging and now the top is complete!

The first border is a chevron/zig zag border that the directions said to make using the stitch and flip technique, but I decided to save myself some fabric (and time!) and used the Fast Flying Geese method instead. It turned out so fantastic!

The second border is "scraps" in the directions, but I went with 4.5" long strips of two alternating medium blue fabrics.

The outermost border is a checkerboard of the dark red and dark blue fabrics and the light fabrics. I decided to make mine with a diagonal stripe pattern with the red and blue. 

I pieced the back together with three different fabrics that I either didn't use in the project or only used a little bit of and now it is all pinned and ready to be quilted! I am not sure what kind of quilting that I want to do with this one quite yet -- I think I want to do outline quilting around Uncle Sam and the stars and a little in the borders. What do you think?

Sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!


  1. I think echo quilting would be great! That border you added is the perfect addition :)

  2. Echo quilting for sure. Then maybe plain old straight lines through the border? This is great! So patriotic ;)

  3. I have purchased the pattern and can't wait for it to get here. Seeing your progress makes me even more anxious. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I think he is a cutie!I like the stars idea and either outline or a meandering design in the middle so you don't detract from the piecing.

  5. That is very cute! I would "stitch in the ditch" only.
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  6. What a great quilt! I think I would definitely echo quilt Uncle Sam and the stars, and maybe you could stitch in the ditch on the checkerboard to make a grid. It looks great!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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