I saw this pretty United States panel print at JoAnn a few months ago -- on sale! -- for just a few dollars and couldn't resist buying it. Such bright colors! Such cute drawings on each state!
|Little Guy driving across the U.S. while it was still a work in progress!|
I've been thinking the kids need a more-kid-sized quilt since they're quickly outgrowing their toddler-sized ones. So I added sashing and some blocks from flannel I had left over from other projects.
|Finished quilt hanging on the garden fence.|
The resulting quilt is, well, I never actually measured it, but it's smaller than twin size and larger than crib size.
I used a scrap of red knit to put a heart in Missouri. The kids thought that was the coolest thing ever!
Uh oh, now I've posted a close-up shot and you can see my horrible attempt at free-motion quilting! It was my first attempt! I have a lot to learn (obviously), but it was so much fun and the kids don't care at all, so I made myself let go of my perfectionism and just went with it this time.
The ocean turned out kind of cool and wave-like! It's Canada that is a bit scary to look too close at. Hehe!
Hubby was funny when he saw me making it; he asked, "That's not for someone is it? I mean, it's for us, right?" I think he's been a bit jealous of the quilts I've made for others lately. He was delighted we'd be keeping this one!
Happy Fourth of July!