Wednesday, July 27, 2016

In A Flash! and Pretty Pink Phlox

Here's how it came to be . . . .

I've had this great piece of fabric sitting on my shelf forever. I can't even remember where I bought it but it features Old New York street scenes, the Statue of Liberty, GW Bridge, Empire State Building, etc., etc. I've known all along that I would use it on the back of a quilt.

So I pulled some red, black, and blue stars from my Stars In A Time Warp pile. Remember I made lots of extras? I fussed a little with the layout and added a black/gray print for the edge triangles.  

I sewed the rows together . . .

. . . and before I knew it In A Flash! was done :)   It's 33" x 42." 

Our Phlox are so pretty this year and are the tallest they've ever been--some reaching nearly 6'!  

I hope you're finding some time to sew on these hot (and humid!) summer days :)

Copyright 2016, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Fantastic! And it is indeed a perfect backing for that great quilt!

  2. How many stars do you still have in your sewing room ? ;)
    Your quilt is sooo beautiful and, with this fabric, that's a perfect match !
    Lovely flowers with beautiful color !

  3. Great quilt! Perfect fabric choices. Simple - vibrant - lovely!

  4. I love how you've basically worked from the back to the front.

  5. what a great quilt - that color combo has so much Pow !
    the backing fabric is absolutely perfect for it.
    Do you grow phlox from seeds? they are so pretty