FOUNDING FATHER WALL HANGING
The Founding Father wall hanging was fun and easy to make. I love Americana and have all kinds of it throughout the main living areas of my home.
The log cabin blocks are made from a 4″ center block and 2.5″ strips. The George blocks had to have a “frame” around them because they did not match the size of the log cabin blocks. There is always a way to creatively make quilt blocks fit.
I pieced this quilt top in March 2011 from historical looking small print fabrics for the log cabin blocks. The George Washington blocks were purchased on my jaunt to Paducah, KY in 2010.
There was one of these G. Washington blocks left over, and it became the center a different quilt.
The finished size of this wall-hanging is an easy to hang 46″ x 46″.
It was machine quilted in a stipple pattern by RLM in April 2011.
The batting is a cotton/poly blend. And the bright red backing is 100% linen. Yes, I was mixing up the types of textiles in this quilt.
It was a fun, quick project that frequently hangs in the living or dining room. The Founding Father wall hanging gets so many positive comments. I have received several offers to purchase it as well.
Make your quilting projects fun and meaningful to you. Enjoy making and using them in your home and life.
George Washington has been a popular figure in quilts for many, many years. Here is another one made in 1876. And another sewn for the USA Centennial in 1976.
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8 thoughts on “FOUNDING FATHER WALL HANGING”
Love this quilt and you did it with such simplicity. I can see it done in all kinds of themes. You seem to have a limitless supply of quilt ideas.
Thank you for the kind words. This quilt could be done in all kinds of themes so it would be personal. And the size can be adjusted by using less borders or changing the width of the borders.
I will never run out of quilt ideas. Too many ideas to ever do all the quilts.
Wow! Thank you! This is my favorite quilt blog. All the great ideas you provide. I love Americana and this quilt is wonderful.
Have fun making your own version of this quilt. Happy quilting.
Such clever work and blogging on a topic that gets lots of people interested in it! I read many quilt blogs for pleasure and learning, and yours is by far the best. Keep up the excellent work. I have shared your blog address with our local quilt guild and on my social media page.
Thank you so much for the kind words and for sharing this quilt blog with others. Happy quilting.
I am a patriotic soul and this quilt strikes a real place in my heart. Do you know where I could get similar fabric to make my own quilt like this?
Thanx so much for all your ideas and tips. You are the quilt queen.
I love the USA and Americana items. This quilt fits right in with the main rooms of my home. As for where you can get similar fabric, I do not know. I got this from a vendor at the quilt show in Paducah, KY years ago. Maybe Hancock Fabric in Paducah? Or maybe the Stitching Post in Washington, IN? Both of these places have an amazing amount of themed fabrics.