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Saturday, June 24, 2006
A Little Red, White and Blue
Loving the patriotic quilts and decorations seen in Blogland this week! While I haven't done any decorating--yet--for Independence Day, I do have a few photos. First up is an antique brick top that I purchased several years ago with the good intentions of handquilting it! Yeah, that'll happen! I do enjoy having it just as a top, though. Love to study the construction and handpiecing on the back so it may stay a top.Next photo contains a project done by my second graders many years ago as a culmination to a unit on Harry Truman, president from Missouri. The students selected a role for Harry that we had studied, then colored a picture about it on muslin. After heat-setting the crayon, I stitched the blocks together, added a little sashing and backing, and we tied the quilt, using buttons. Kids loved it!! In that same photo is a Little Quilts flag I made years back. The final photo is a wooden flag my brother-in-law made for me one year for Christmas. Cherish it to pieces!! This morning I worked on Block 6 of Birds of a Feather. Got a lot done, but it has some curved piecing and I'm pretty slow at that! Hopefully by tomorrow or Monday, I'll have a photo of it to post.