My Family HIstory Flag Quilt

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I've recently picked up 4 out of 5 latest quilts from the quilter. And now I'm in the process of binding. Binding is "in front of the TV work". Good thing too, because I caught a summer cold and that is about all I've felt like doing the past few days. The first quilt I finished binding was my Family History Personal Flag quilt.I had a swirl/star pattern machine quilted into the quilt. Kind of hard to see in photos.
I really like how it turned out. It is a full sized quilt - just big enough to use or to hang.
I'm really proud to show off my family heritage. I think my parents would both be really proud of the quilt and to have their parents represented in my quilt.
I like the stars in the top and bottom borders, too. It makes me want to make an entire quilt with red and blue stars.
And I like the roses in the blue border. I think it pulls everything together.
I bound it in a red with smaller white dots, in contrast to the sashing of white with large dots. The backing is a blue and white gingham I had on hand.
We had a visit with my daughter Chelsey and granddaughter Allison recently (Allison's mom is my daughter Whitney). Chelsey lives in California. And when she comes to Utah we love to have Whitney bring Allison over, too. This photo was taken right after Aunt Chelsey cut Allison's hair. It turned out really cute.

-nanette
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Nedra said...

I have been thinking, thinking, thinking of what I want my heritage flag quilt to look like. I'm leaning towards making one for my grandchildren with all of their heritage. My SIL is 1/2 Cuban and even their flag is red, white and blue. Goes perfectly with the U.S. and English flags. But my heritage is Germany and the black and gold really don't mix well. How did you handle the different colors from each flag?

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Oh, Nanette, I love your flag quilt. It did turn out so pretty, and I think you made PERFECT fabric choices throughout.

Chelsey is gorgeous, and Allison - oh my, she's growing up so fast, and so pretty, too!

Lori Holt said...

I love it Nanette!... And finished for the 24th is perfect timing. I agree, I think a quilt with red white and blue stars would be so fun to make!...
Allisons hair looks adorable too.
I hope you get feeling better...we have plans this week!
xx
Lori

Richardson said...

Too funny she's wearing a U of U Tshirt.....my daughter said Mom even little kids are smarter than you. All the long laughing hard because I am a BYU fan. Cute Cute Cute.
Hugs,
Vicki R
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Annette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! And a treasure too because it means something special to you. Love it! Little Allison is growing up so fast. She's adorable.

busyascanbe said...

What fun quilts! And the binding is perfect. That flag one is so fun. I always say I am going to make a flag one before the 4th of july and it comes and goes...LOL someday!

Stephanie said...

I love, love, love, the flag quilt. Is this a design you came up with or a pattern. My oldest son is very, very proud of his British and Scottish heritage and would love a quilt with the flags. It is beautiful and you did an amazing job.

We are USU alum in our house but the little one in the red t-shirt sure is a cutie!

Again, thanks for sharing.

Dresden Quilter said...

The quilt looks amazing.

Brandie said...

Great quilt! Love it, love it, love it.

Ariane said...

I love your quilt!!!! It's beautiful!

Impera Magna said...

Truly a beautiful quilt on so many levels! Congratulations on such a fantastic finish!

Christine said...

Fabulous quilt. I love the binding and sashings ... my favourite colours.

Cheryl said...

I love your flag quilt and I know your mom would be very proud. Your daughter and granddaughter are sweet as can be!! Hope your cold lets up soon.

Sherri said...

LOVE the family history flag quilt. It is so inspiring. I really want to make one! Everything about it is just perfect--and the border does tie it all together beautifully! Get better soon!

amy smart said...

I love, love, love it. Everything about it. I want to see it in real life someday!! Thanks for the motivation to get me moving on mine!

Corrie said...

Totally inspiring. That's such a sweet tribute and heirloom.

Sandi Linn Andersen said...

The finished flag quilt is awesome. And Allison.....adorable and you know, I was looking at that picture of you as a little girl and I think she really looks like her grandma!

em's scrapbag said...

Your quilt turned out great! My Allison is growing up. She looks so cute with her new hair cut.

pratima said...

It is a gorgeous quilt! I love the happy dots in the sashing and your choices for backing and binding complement the quilt beautifully! I'm sure it would be even more fabulous to see it up close.
I love this picture of Chelsey and Allison! So cute!!

Carrie P. said...

boy it has been a while since I have been on you blog. Allison is growing like a weed. She is so cute.
Love your cheese cake quilt. Sorry I couldn't vote for it. I don't do facebook.
congrats on Laurie's graduation. On to the next part of her life.
Those covered cans are so cute. I am off to see the tutorial.

Allison30 said...

Any one know Sydney Allison from Utah or heber I'm his son Corey Allison

Allison30 said...

Any one know Sydney Allison from Utah or heber I'm his son Corey Allison

Allison30 said...

Any one know Sydney Allison from Utah or heber I'm his son Corey Allison

Unknown said...

I was just thinking I wanted to do this with the countries I've lived in. I was thinking that I don't want Slovakia because of the crest. Thanks for showing me that it's possible!! Now, I have to decide if I want to do the Ukraine or Soviet flag. It was Soviet when I was there, but I'm still not sure I want a hammer @ sickle on my quilt. lol

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