I’m in the process of moving my sewing stuff into what used to be our spare bedroom/son’s room. He moved his stuff out and I took my time cleaning & repainting the trim. The room isn’t huge so I want to make the space as practical as I can. The bad thing about moving from the basement is that now I don’t have space to lay the pieces on the floor and move things around. I need to expand my design wall and use that space instead so everything is still a work in progress.
I keep walking past the room wishing I had some time to sew in my new space but things are busy this time of year. I miss my sewing time. I did have a few minutes to plan out the Flags of the World quilt and was running into some problems because I had originally planned to put white sashing around the blocks. It just didn’t look right because a lot of flags are white or have white edges. I couldn’t tell where the flags started and the sashing ended.
I found a flag quilt online where the maker made the flags the size of a standard sheet of computer paper which is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. I think this is a brilliant idea because the flags will end up rectangle and I can always draw out & paper piece the more intricate flags – like the British flag. The finished blocks will be 8 x 10 1/2 inches. I like the idea of not adding sashing; to just put the flags together side by side. If I do 5 flags wide by 7 flags long, the quilt would be 52 x 56 inches without borders.
I was able to test out a couple flags after school today and I really like this size:
Maybe I can use the old blocks on the back somehow if I ever get time to finish it!