Sunday, May 16, 2010

Old Glory

I finished my bargello flag wall hanging that will "fly" over my mantle for summer.  I named it "Old Glory". 

I made it from a bunch of red, white/beige, and blue fat quarters and scraps in my stash.  I love it when you can make a whole project from stash, don't you?  It was really quick and easy!  I just cut 2 1/2" by 22" strips from the FQ/scraps and sewed them together along the long edges alternating red and white/beige.  Then I cut strips of different widths from 1 1/2" up to 3" and laid them out on my design wall moving them up and down to create the wavy effect.

After I sewed all the pieced strips together,  I put the finished top and backing right sides together with batting on one side and stiched all around the edges leaving an opening to turn it through.  After I turned it right side out, I quilted it using a wavy stitch with my walking foot and red, white and blue variegated thread.  Easy peasy!!
So, what did you make this weekend?


  1. I love this so much! I have seen something similar to this and wondered if it was hard to do. The only bargello I ever did was a wallhanging in Christmas colors I made a long time ago. I did not know it was called bargello at the time-- it was something I had seen Eleanor Burns do on her Quilt in a Day show.

    Wonderful job-- it will look great on display in your home!

  2. Polly, that's fantastic. I love the wavy effects. Maybe you should make a tutorial.

  3. it is so festive and it doesnt look easy at all though I will take your word for it! Pretty!

  4. Love it, Love it. What an awsome idea. I spent a little time this weekend starting to quilt one of my three quilt tops I need to do something with and then spent time taking out what I did cause I didn't like it:) Hope to get back to it tomorrow. When is school out? Hopefully not too much longer.

  5. Love it Polly. I am currently working on my first Bargello. Am only up to stitching the strips together.

  6. Oh wow Polly, that is fantastic!

  7. I"m WAVING at you dear Polly !!!

    What an awesome lady you are !!!

    Have I told you how much I admire you?

    I'm truly impressed and need to bow down to you!!

    Oh, you're GLORIOUS....


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