I bought some fabulous navy blue fabric with white stars. I I've been wanting to make a door hanging and thought these stars would make for something fun for Flag day and the Fourth of July.
I cut out 3.5 inch stripes from the navy fabric. Then I made a nine patch block from two different kinds of red material. I sewed the elements together and was quite pleased with the look.
To quilt this door hanging, I decided I would try my hand at free-motion quilting. I've done it in a class, I've tried it on my new machine, but had never really done it before. How can a girl learn to do something, if she doesn't try? (You don't have to answer it, it was sort of rhetorical...)
I decided to sew in the ditch for the starry stripes. I added a red border and machine stitched the binding. What? Yes, I did. I consider this a learning experience...and I wanted to learn what a machine binding was like... It's just as bad as everyone says it is. But all in all, I'm pretty pleased with the result.
I learned how to add tabs on the back for hanging. So, the thing I learned with that exercise is the tab should go on before the binding. That's okay, this is a learning experience.
I could count the number of things that are wrong with this finished project. Instead I'm going to count the things I did right. I love it. I think it's a fun design...it's my design. If I were to show you the back, you'd be horrified. But that's a lesson for another project. Enjoy. I am.