Monday, September 19, 2016

Hometown USA

I've wrapped up my summer sewing before summer officially ends, but I cut it close.  I'm naming this quilt Hometown, USA, because I'm donating the quilt to my hometown library for a raffle.  They requested a bed size quilt, I think this quilt will fit most beds, and a queen size bed perfectly.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 185
I've named this quilt Hometown, USA
I combined the patterns Summerville and Stars and Stripes by Camille Roskelley for Thimble Blossoms.  
The fabric is Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
It finished at 98" x 98"
It has approximately 1,912 pieces.

The center portion of this quilt is from Summerville.

I replaced the outer border of Summerville with some pinwheel blocks.

For my outer border I used the flags from Stars and Stripes.

To keep the same feel on the borders that I added to Camille's Summerville pattern, I made my pinwheel blocks the same size as the 9 patch blocks, kept the big, small, big small, big size of the blocks in the borders, and continued the use of the 4 color star block.



All in all I think this quilt turned out very nice and I'm happy with it, but happier still to start some fall sewing, after I piece the binding and backing.


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27 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! Love your modifications!

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  2. Wow! Love how you combined the two. And what a perfect quilt for your hometown library. This one would be hard to part with.

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  3. I love it! I might have to make it😊

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  4. This quilt came out really nice and love the big small big effect....you always have such good ideas Thelma and love this one too!

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  5. Very nice! Great ,generous donation!

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  6. Another one of your quilts I love!! Love the corners, the flags, the pinwheels, the houses, the star, the fabric - you get the idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. oooo!!! i really, really like this one - makes me want to buy a gazillion raffle tickets, lemmetellya...

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  8. oooo!!! i really, really like this one - makes me want to buy a gazillion raffle tickets, lemmetellya...

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  9. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Stunning, Thelma. I especially love the pinwheel border. This is a very generous quilt to donate!!

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  10. It is just beautiful and is perfect for a raffle for your library, someone is going to be so lucky!!! makes me want to make one for my library, our town is 500 people and yet we have an amazing library and librarian that the City funds!! such a good idea!! Would that be acceptable if I borrowed your idea??

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  11. I don't buy raffle tickets for quilts that I wouldn't want in my home. There are many that just don't fit with everyday houses. I would go broke buying tickets for this one!!!!! I love it!!! Good job!

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  12. I'm totally and abosultly in love with this quilt! I think your library should start selling online raffle tickets I would buy some;-)

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous! Nice quilt ♥

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  14. Thelma, you have done a marvelous job blending these two patterns, and the result is fantastic! Really, this is so creative! I'm sure there will be lots of bids on it. I'm hoping you will show us a photo after it is quilted, as I am curious to see how you have it quilted.

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  15. What an amazing quilt! I am sure the raffle will make lots of money. Great colors and wonderful design. Glad you were able to finish it early. K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  16. It's beautiful, Thelma. Once again, I am in awe of your design skills!

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  17. This is seriously amazing! Wow! Your library is seriously lucky to be receiving this!

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  18. Gorgeous! I am sure it will be a big hit and raise lots of money for the raffle.

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  19. I am sute the winner will be delighted to have this on their bed, Beautiful job!

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  20. Love this quilt! It fits its name perfectly. Thank you so much much for sharing your beautiful quilts.

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  21. Inquiring minds want to know which library is your local library. Because I need to buy tickets. A lot of them...

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  22. A stunning quilt and a very generous donation.

    Cindy in NC

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  23. I really love this quilt! I wouldn't be able to let it go. You are a very nice person. The fabrics are so perfect!

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  24. I really love this quilt! I wouldn't be able to let it go. You are a very nice person. The fabrics are so perfect!

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  25. You'll have to let us know when the raffle begins. The town I grew up in iis very close to your hometown. I need to send my dad over to buy some raffle tickets! This one is amazing! I may even make the trip up just to purchase the tickets! :)

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