Monday, April 14, 2014

Coast Guard Lone Star

My mom has a big birthday coming up this year, but she's sworn me to secrecy about her age.

So, I won't say her age, but I will say that she's getting a quilt for her birthday - and it features the super hard to find Coast Guard fabric!!

I've been looking for Coast Guard fabric forever, and finally got my grubby hands on some.

Now, all I'm waiting for is the stencil of the Coast Guard emblem so I can quilt that in the large squares and anchors in the triangles.  This still has to be trimmed up, but I'm waiting for daylight to do that so I don't screw it up.

And I'm still trying to decide on the thread color to quilt it in, I'm looking for a varigated thread, perhaps in red, white and blue.  Still undecided on that.

This is a close up of one of the points in the lone star.


And here is the whole star.  It really is flat, I'm just lazy and didn't want to lay everything out perfectly, when I'll just have to press it again before I trim. :)