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.

4 comments:

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

I love the antique brick quilt top - I bet it would be lots of fun to study it's construction. Especially since it's handpieced. I'd probably enjoy it just as a top also. Love the wooden flag!

Screen Door said...

There's nothing like hand made gifts..Looks like you've got the stuff to get ready for the season...
Melanie

Dawn said...

Oh I love that antique bricks top! Your Harry Truman quilt is so special, and that is a wonderful wooden flag! So much eye candy. But I really, really love that antique top!

Laura said...

What great photos, I love the bricks top and the kids quilt is just so awesome. It looks really neat laying on top of the bricks quilt. They would make a great border for it!