Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Total Americana

Paula loves Americana quilts and decorating with really cool Americana touches in her house. Wish I could show you that, but you'll have to settle for two of her Americana quilts instead.

The first one was a panel with some scenes from George Washington's time--at least I think it was supposed to be George.

The panel was really simple, but with that gold in it I had to add some gold quilting; therefore, you get gold feathers. I also used my swag template for the borders--tried to make them look old fashioned.

And a picture of the back! I love plain backs; the quilting really shows up.

This one is more traditional with some pieced blocks as well as patriotic panels. 

A close-up of one of the traditionally-pieced blocks...

And this is the smaller "panel" that I quilted a traditional feather pattern on. I was initially going to try to do something more intricate, but after pondering and talking with Paula, we decided a feather was the way to go. What do you think?

And finally, a couple of shots of the back. First the entire back.

And a close-up of a small section.

Thanks for stopping by! And although I don't say it often, I really do appreciate and try to respond to all your comments.

Happy sewing!


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments! I love hearing what you have to say and I appreciate your taking the time to make your comments. Due to the amount of spam I've been receiving, please note that I will no longer be taking comments from "Anonymous." I'm so sorry for the inconvenience.