New Glory!

September 11th, 2013

 

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Being as this is September 11th, I thought it would be a good day to post this little post.  I have been so freaking busy these last few weeks, I haven’t had a chance to post much here, and this project has been waiting long enough to get out there.  This past spring at Quilt Market in Portland, I happened to come up to a conversation being held between some dear friends of mine and Elizabeth Phillips of Island Batik concerning the Quilted in Honor project.

Quilted in Honor is a great program starting up by Island Batik. The program helps Operation Homefront and is described in more detail here.  I will be the first to say that I am not a big fan of Batiks in general.  I know, shock and horror, right? I mean, SOOOO many people LOVE them…my wife included. But they have never really done much for me.  But this project touched me deeply. I haven’t served in the US armed forces, but I know many who have, and I thankful for all that have and will continue to serve our country in that capacity.  And, although, I really didn’t have time for it, and it wasn’t on my list to do this year, I felt very compelled to join this group of quilters doing their part to support our troops.

So I did….and here is New Glory, my quilt that will be traveling the country with the rest of the fine quilts in the group.

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Here is a glimpse of the quilting from the back.  Molly Hanson, (not related obviously from the “o” in her last name) quilted it, and I think she did a great job! I met Molly at Spring Market also while visiting with Angela, and Molly came highly recommended by Angela, so I thought I would give her a go. I was very pleased with her work.

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The pattern for New Glory will be available later this year as a downloadable PDF, with a portion of the funds going to Operation Homefront.    I will also be teaching this at a class next year at Quilters’ Affair in Sisters next summer, and perhaps locally next spring. I am pretty excited about the whole thing. (and as a side note, this quilt is done in Red/White/Blue for this project because of the theme, but I can totally see it done in Green/Pink/Yellow too….I think the design of the quilt came out strong and will speak in many different fabric choices, don’t you?)

Here’s a little video from Island Batik featuring Eleanor Burns talking about the project too.  I will share more information as time goes on regarding this little gem of a project.

 

 

6 Responses to “New Glory!”

  1. TiffBlakeyon 11 Sep 2013 at 6:06 am

    Ah man! I did not need another “must make this” on my “Quilts I Want to Make” list. The list keeps growing and the toddler just gets more demanding. Fabulous design.

  2. Jeanon 11 Sep 2013 at 7:58 am

    LOVE IT! Both you and Molly did a wonderful job on this quilt.

  3. Anneon 11 Sep 2013 at 5:20 pm

    What a strong bold design you have going on there Scott. Well done indeed. I might mention I also feel the same way about batiks, although I’ve been playing with a design that would actually be quite good done up in them so may have to give batiks a try.

  4. Pattyon 11 Sep 2013 at 8:59 pm

    I love it. You did a wonderful job!

  5. Molly Hansonon 14 Sep 2013 at 4:21 pm

    So nice to see it all finished and photographed outside! I really did love working on this quilt, so many fun shapes to quilt! Thanks again for the opportunity- I think we make a great team! :)

  6. Pattyon 18 Oct 2013 at 3:42 pm

    I saw your quilt in Des Moines earlier this month and it looks even better in person! It was a surprise to walk around a corner and see it. Love it!

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