I’m so excited that Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival is here again! I love this event and the crazy amounts of inspiration to be found. This fall I wanted to share my favorite quilt I made this year. Some of you have seen this before. It was my summer project: the red, white, and blue flag quilt.
Here’s where it started. As a young adult I lived in the UK a couple of times: once as a student and a year later as a volunteer with my church. When I came home, I left a big piece of my heart behind. I went back for the first time two years ago with my husband, and yup- there was that piece of me still there. Last winter I started working on Union Jacks for a quilt. (Because, in addition to my UK obsession, I just think the Union Jack is cool.)
Well, this summer one of my favorite flat-mates during my time in England was coming to visit me here in the States. She is from Oslo, Norway and I think we are long lost cousins because she is a kindred spirit. (I have a Norwegian great-great Grandfather so it’s genetically possible!) We will go for years without seeing each other and then when we do, we just pick-up where we left off like no time has passed. I love those kind of friends.
The best part: all of the fabric was from the stash. Except one. I needed something perfect for the binding and I found just the right thing. I love this quilt so much – I really need to make a matching quilt for myself. In the mean time, maybe I need to go to Oslo to check on the quilt in it’s new home. Oh to dream . . .
To see oodles of lovely quilt inspiration, check out the Blogger’s Quilt Festival
Past Quilt Blogger Festival entries:
|Vintage inspired red, aqua & pink|
|Peas and Carrots|