Are you tired of red, white, and blue? Because I've got two retirement/change of command gifts to go!
This one is for a former commander's wife, to gift to another wife, in honor of her husband's retirement. (Did anyone follow that connection?)
Here's the fun part - my friend is actually Navy (the first time we were in Oklahoma it was a joint Air Force-Navy squadron), and is now stationed at the Naval school in Rhode Island, which my sister is about to move to with her Army husband. It's a small world...after all....
Anyway - the quilt, which I had a lot of trouble getting accurately colored photos of, is a disappearing nine patch. I used a fat eighth bundle and some quarter yard cuts to get it big enough. The original blocks were 9" to utilize almost every inch of the cuts - plus something that big goes together quite quickly!
Fat eighths - Red, White, and Free by Sandy Gervais
The quilting is loops and stars in variegated RWB thread. Just keeping with the theme.
The backing and binding are Timeless Treasures Spin Dot - wide backing with no piecing and extra long binding strips, my favorite!
Pretty good name for a Navy retirement quilt! I voted for Anchors Aweigh, but...