Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival

I've never done anything like this before, especially since I've really only been quilting for a short time but it's good to do things that are new, right?

So the quilt I chose was my American flag throw, Old Glory. I made this quilt entirely by hand, before I even owned a sewing machine. Most of the piecing and part of the quilting was actually done in hospital rooms. I made the quilt for my boyfriend, he described what he wanted and I designed it. I started it right before he was hurt in a 4 wheeler accident and broke his back on St Patricks day earlier this year. Every day for 3 weeks I sat in the hospital with him and sewed on this quilt. I finished the piecing about a week after his accident while he was in surgery. It is the 2nd quilt I ever made. I struggled with the design for a little while, since I had never done applique before, but wanted to add stars, and decided the pinwheel blocks would work just fine. But my boyfriend, always particular wanted 13 stars, since the original flag had 13 for the 13 colonies, so I added one applique star in the middle. (Be sure to click the link to check out all the other wonderful quilts!)

Quilt measures approximately 50x70
Special Techniques used: Applique
Quilted by: Michelle Witt
Categories: Hand Quilted


  1. Wow! Hand done all the way, I don't think I would have the patience. But I suppose if I were stuck in a hospital room, this would be a great distraction! Its great, and I love the charm squares for the red and white stripes. Looking forward to seeing more!

  2. How patriotic! I love the pinwheel stars!

  3. This quilt is great! And oh my goodness, hand pieced! That is awesome!

  4. I love your flag quilt! Congratulations on making your own design!
    It really caught my eye on the festival.
    I love your profile statement too!
    Sorry to hear about your boyfriend, and I hope he is doing well.

  5. Wow! It is a beautiful quilt. I especially love the pinwheel stars. It sounds like it is a truly special project on multiple levels. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

  6. Michelle, this is amazing!!!! Love this quilt and am impressed that it is completely done by hand. Hope your boyfriend is doing well. Thanks for sharing your quilt and story.

  7. This is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing and well done :)

  8. What a beautiful patriotic quilt. I love the pinwheel stars.

  9. Love this! I nominated you as my favorite hand quilted entry. You can see my entry at