Happy Friday quilty friends! I'm doing a little happy dance today because this one is finished. A simple name for a simple quilt..."The Patriot".
You know we often get caught up in the new more elaborate quilt designs but really the old simple patterns have a charm all their own.
There's a reason they're called classics. Classics last forever, while the new patterns have a long way to go before they can reach this much desired label of classic. Sadly, many will never make get the classic label.
You can take a classic pattern of nine patches, add the classic colors of red white and blue, and you have yourself a quilt that will be treasured for generations.
I had to share this picture below. Mr. Podunk thought he was comic of the year when I said "Ok now the backside". He such a goof. So there it is girls, Mr. Podunk's backside. What you don't see is him doing his little booty dance/wiggle.
Well back to the quilt, the backing is a LakeHouse Fabrics print. White backings show off the quilting. I love white background fabrics and backings. So traditional.
The swag quilting on the border also felt sorta traditional. I was trying to keep it simple but AWE worthy. Did I manage it? And the blue binding frames the quilt nicely. It's from my vintage stash.
One more picture just because it's my favorite. This was during the process of taking it off the quilt frame. The lighting was excellent in the studio for picture taking. It shows off every feather.
For those of you that have been following me for a long time know that I'm no fabric snob. I'll use any fabric. So here's my list of fabrics used. Blue nine patches, outer red border and backing are LQS fabrics(all purchased on sale). The white background is Joann's Kona white, purchased with a 60% off coupon. The red triangles are Walmart fabric and the Navy blue is Vintage fabric from who knows where, purchased at an estate sale. If I had to guess I would say it's not very old, maybe the 90's. But still consider somewhat old.
Thanks for stopping by my little spot in Podunk, have a great weekend!
~ Lea Anne ~Pin It