Monday, February 22, 2021

Show Your Stripes Blog Hop, My Day

 



Yesterday there were some great projects on the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop.  Many thanks to
Carla @ Creatin in the Sticks and the great blog hops she comes up with!  The list of the full schedule is below. 

When I was first contemplating what I would make for this blog hop with stripes, I pulled these fabrics I have with stripes in them.  I was first thinking about cutting these up and making star blocks.  

Then I pulled my old quilt books out and found this one.  I made the sailboat quilt last year in this book, and I have always liked this one with the stripes.



I began to make it, and it fought me every inch of the way.  For one thing the pieces of fabric are cut on the bias, and apparently I must have stretched it this way and that stitching it together.  By the time I appliqued the stripes on top it was really wonky.  I had to really trim it down to make it square.   



This is the finished product.  I plan to give this for a comfort quilt and I think someone will like it.  I used a stripe for the backing, and pieced together a number of stripes for the binding.  





I've always loved using stripes in my quilts.  This is one I designed and made years ago.  I did bluework embroidery on the blocks, and set them in a a crazy quilt like pattern.  I also used two of the boats my husband built in the patterns.  This one has a wavy, stripe border which I love.







Be sure and visit the others on this blog hop, there are some great projects being shown.  



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Thanks so much for stopping by!

32 comments:

Susan said...

It may have given you a fight, but you won! It looks wonderful and will definitely be loved!

Karen's Korner said...

It was worth the wrestle. Well done.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

These quilts are beautiful, Karrin and love the blue work. Well done. Have a blessed week and Happy quilting

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your flag quilt is really wonderful, and worth all the work it took to finish off!

Stitchin At Home said...

You may have had problems with the bias but it looks beautiful!

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful projects, Karrin. The wavy flag quilt is wonderful. What a creative take on stripes. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :) Pat

Dorian said...

Great quilts, you did a good job!

Annie said...

I learn something from every project I make. That makes the mistakes and doing thing the hard way a valuable learning experience. Now if only I could remember all those learning experiences and stop making them again and again. Your Stars and Stripes quilt looks wonderful. Oh yes, someone will be thrilled to have that quilt keeping them warm and cozy.
The crazy quilt design and your bluework embroidery is awesome! What a treasured memory quilt it is.

Carol said...

Great quilts, even if one didn't cooperate! Love seeing your scrappy one too. Thanks for sharing!

Inflorescencedesigns said...

Great quilts! I always love a red white and blue quilt.

tink's mom said...

Sorry that your fabric fought you but you did win the battle and from my perspective it was well worth it. It will give great comfort.

Calicojoan said...

Oh my goodness, I'm so glad you kept going on that stars and stripe quilt, cause it's just beautiful. Someone is going to absolutely LOVE it. I love stripes, hidden in my quilts as well. Gorgeous crazy quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That does look like a tricky quilt to make, Karrin, but I think it turned out great! I love the wavy stripes - they make your quilt look almost 3-D! So fun that you used stripes for the backing and binding, too.

Carol S. said...

I love the wavy stripes in your quilt and your crazy quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Karrin!

Quilting Gail said...

Great use of striped fabric!

tubakk said...

Stars and stripes, so fun. And I love your boats.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The wave of the stripe actually adds to the quilt (both of them) and I am sure it will be hugged by it's receipient.

Kathleen said...

Another great stripe project - so fun to see everyone's projects!

LJ said...

The quilt looks great and one wouldn't know that it gave you headaches! It'll definitely be loved. It gave me a new way to look at stripes from a wonky point-of-viw.

Nancy said...

I think the quilt is lovely. I know sewing on the bias like that can be very difficult, but a great project.

JANET said...

Bias seams are a pain, but I like how the quilt turned out!

Carla said...

The stars and stripes quilt was worth the fight. It's so awesome! Perfect for the hop and such an attention-getter. Your crazy block quilt is equally fun. Thank you for joining the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop. Love your quilt!

Thearica said...

It was totally worth the struggle and I adore that crazy quilt!

Faye said...

Your quilt is lovely. Stripes are so tricky to work with!

Sharon said...

What a great quilt! Thank you for sharing.

Danette said...

A wonderful quilt!

Barb said...

I especially like your crazy quilt blocks--the little sailors are wonderful!!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Your striped quilt is awesome, love the wavy stripes! Also the crazy quilt with your embroidery. Great projects.

Susan said...

Love those wavy strips in your patriotic quilt

Carol Andrews said...

What a pretty quilty way to give someone a warm, cuddly hug. It’s lovely and a great use of stripes.
😉 Carol
https://quiltschmilt.wordpress.com/

Emily said...

It looks fabulous! I love the wavy red and white stripes!

Sue D said...

Wonderful striped quilts.