Yesterday I made two vintage pillow tops from my Nostalgic Christmas pattern....just in time for the 4th of July. I know I'm rushing things, but I want to have items on display for my booth at the Amador Valley Quilt Show next month.
I started with a cute vintage image that I downloaded HERE I resized the image in Word, then printed it on Printed Treasures cloth/paper in an ink jet printer. I stitched two frames around the image to get it to the correct size.
Then I made flying geese for each border. This was way too much red and blue for me.
I just wanted a little color peeking out around the border, so I turned the flying geese into double flying geese. My tutorial for double flying geese is HERE under the Virtual Classroom tab at the top of my blog.
I added two more borders and a plaid flange and this 18-1/2" square is ready for the quilting machine.
I ran across a great source of images HERE. Go to EXPLORE and you will find hundreds of vintage seed packets. I wanted to keep with my patriotic theme, but I also wanted to use different colors so I keyed off of the pink hydrangea and blue from the flag.
I added the two framing borders.
Then made a gaggle of geese.
They went from this......
.....to this, double flying geese.
Two more borders and a flange and it's ready to be quilted and I'll have two more items finished for the Americana section in my booth. My Americana section now has three things. Yippee Skippy!
Two pillows and my Buttonwood quilt design.
I'm going to get back to my other basket quilt today. I guess I have a thing about baskets!