I'm flexible

Physically, mentally and quiltally, new word, I'm flexible!  If you've been reading along you know that my orphan flag blocks were going to be more potholders.  When I put the borders around them, I mitered the corners with potholders in mind.  After trueing them up to 8.5 inches, I thought, hmmm, these would make a really cute baby quilt.

I pulled some fabric from yee ol' stash and decided on 186 Large Stars by Makower UK.  I'm really happy with this little, 34" x 44" quilt top.

For the back, I stayed with the red, white and blue theme and used these prints, also from the stash, from A Breath of Avignon by American Jane Patterns, Sandy Klop for Moda.

This will most likely be my last post until June.  On Easter, Bob and I are leaving for a 6 week trip, there will be no stitching involved.  We're celebrating our 50th anniversary with a cruise and some time in NYC.  I hope to fit in a visit to City Quilter, on of my favorite quilt stores, and maybe a visit to the American Folk Art Museum.  I try to do different things each time I visit.

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. Congratulations! Enjoy your special anniversary and have a wonderful trip!

  2. Congratulations! I hope you have a fabulous holiday! I look forward to hearing about your holiday.

  3. Signing off until June sounds like a long time, you'll be missed but I know you're going to have a great time. I'll be looking forward to lots of pictures when you get back.

  4. First of all, happy 50th! That's wonderful. Enjoy your time away from the blog. Secondly, I am so glad to see you changed your mind about turning these flags into potholders. This is a much better use of those nice orphan blocks. Now, instead of orphans, you've made them a family :o)

  5. Aww, you need to find a 4th of July baby to give that quilt too! Happy 50th! Have a wonderful trip, read some good books and come back refreshed quiltally. ;)

  6. I love this quilt, Jan! Hope you have a wonderful trip and congratulations on 50 years of marriage!


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