QM Scrap Squad: Jennifer’s Old Glory

The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you.

QM scrap squadB3 QM Scrap Squad: Jennifers Old GloryThe Scrap Squad project from the July/August issue of Quiltmaker is Old Glory, designed and made by Margie Ullery of Ribbon Candy Quilt Company.

 

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Old Glory, designed and made by Margie Ullery; appears in Quiltmaker July/August '12

 

Today’s featured quilt is by Jennifer Stevens from Holcomb, Kansas. Jennifer blogs here.

 

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Jennifer Stevens from Holcomb, Kansas

You’ll hear from Jen in her own words below.

Our three-month-old son is in the age of black and white and he’s mesmerized by our black and white dog ‘Ellie.’  So that’s how the idea of black and white paw prints was born.

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This started out as the quilt front but ended up as the back.

Here’s what I started with for the quilt front. I planned to use black and white fabrics for the paw prints. But once I had the strips sewn together, I wasn’t thrilled with it.

 

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So I started the front over using black and white fabrics for the strips and bright colors for the paw prints.

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I did my borders a little differently from the pattern instructions.

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The quilting in the center of the quilt is stippling with loops which is one of my favorites. My all-time favorite is the quilting on the borders. It’s paw prints, which fit this quilt perfectly!!

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Our son is enjoying looking at this quilt very much.

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Jennifer's finished pawprint Old Glory

By winter, he will be ready to use it, but for now, we’ll enjoy the summer!

Jennifer documented her quilt by machine embroidering on the back—she puts me to shame! And this illustrates a very good point: She moved after making this quilt, and now there’s a record of it.

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I’m sure lots of dog lovers will enjoy Jennifer’s quilt! And didn’t she make a good decision when the first plan didn’t work out? Never be afraid to change your mind mid-stream!

Find the free pawprint applique patterns, along with all the other Scrap Squad applique variations.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Jennifer’s Old Glory

  1. Betty Simmons says:

    I love this quilt. the bright dog paw prints really look good on the black and white. Good job Jennifer. :)

  2. Jackie says:

    Very cute! I’m glad you re-did your strips, those bright paw prints look great against the black and white.

  3. Karlene says:

    very cute idea and quilt

  4. Yea Jennifer! Your dog paws are so cute. Love the quilting, especially more paws. Hope you’re getting settled into your new place.

  5. Lisa says:

    Wonderful quilt!! I love the bright puppy paw prints. And, I am impressed you managed to accomplish this quilt with a new baby and a move.

    I love all seven of the Old Glory quilts and am impressed with how each one is so unique. Great job gals!

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