Wednesday, November 11, 2009

All Things Americana and a Humble Giveaway



As we celebrate Veteran's Day I thought it would be good to continue on with my patriotic theme.

Here is another panel of the Declaration of Independence I picked up along the way. I thought it would be very appropriate to put on the back of President Washington's quilt. Does anybody recognize the star on the right and have any idea why I would be putting that on the back of his quilt? (Lea, you cannot answer this question in the comments) The three little stars were extra and will easily find a home on the back.

I had some leftover patriotic blue and white toile that I'll piece into the back too.


No, this won't go on the back. Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant came a bit later. I thought Baum did an excellent job on this. This is one of the nicest panels I've ever seen. I plan on making a pillow and not a Lincoln quilt.


Now for a small humble giveaway. I have an extra Declaration of Independence panel and three Civil War General panels. Just let me know if you'd like one, if you have a preference, and I'll do a random drawing Saturday afternoon.
Please feel free to comment even if you don't want one.

29 comments:

  1. Isn't that Mrs. Washington star or something like that? I have the pattern for that star AND I have a pillow made that is on my sofa with that same star. :-) It was a fun one to make when I lived in England a few years back. Sure..put my name in for your drawing...I'm not terribly lucky these days but unless I try my chances would be none. LOL Hope your Veterans Day was nice...hubby spent 23 years in military before retiring...minds heavy today from his career losses etc.

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  2. I have no idea what that star is, but I do love coming to your blog for a wonderfully entertaining education on quilts. I would love to be put in the draw. Thanks for all the informative pics you post, since I never seem to get around to telling you! Thanks, Elaine

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  3. I don't know what those blocks are going to be used for. But I'd love to be entered into the drawing. I must have been in that patriotic frame of mind today too. I finally got to sewing and put together a flag block. It felt so quilt to get back to quilting.

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  4. I hve no idea why on your star question. I would love to be entered in the drawing for a panel. It is so kind of you to do this! Jayne

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  5. I love the panels - I would sooo much like to have them.
    As to the name of the star - I don't remember seeing one exactly like this one. I would have named it "Pin your hopes on a star".

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  6. Hi Jill -
    I love all fabric with a patriotic theme. I already have the panels, ala Jill, but someone will be thrilled to win them!
    barb

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  7. That's a Martha Washington star block so it's really appropriate for the back of that quilt. I'd love to win the Declaration of Independence panel.

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  8. I would love to put my name in the basket for the Grant and Lee panel. I just got back from Gettysburg and regret that I didn't get one while there.

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  9. I was thinking it was the Martha Washington star. I LIKE those panels..very neat. I'm not picky, if you draw my name I'll take whichever. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  10. Great panels. Of course, I like anything involving history. I truly enjoy making Civil War reproduction quilts.

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  11. I love your patriotic quilt and PLEASE include me in the Declaration of Independence drawing. I have a "thing" for Ben Franklin and even joke with my family to leave me and Ben alone while I drink tea from my Ben Franklin mug each morning.In another life I must have been one of his ladies! LOL

    My dream is to make a quilt with Ben Franklin quotes etc and the Declaration would be fantastic to add to the planning stages.

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  12. You must realize how unique you are, doing so much planning for the back of the quilt. Everything you're planning looks perfect, including the Martha Washington star.

    Please include me in your drawing, and thanks for your generosity. I have quite a few Civil War repro fabrics that would work well in a special project with your giveaway.

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  13. OH I would love to win the Declaration of Independence panel Thanks...
    The star block is a Martha Washington Star
    Thanks for sharing these treasures!
    kathie

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  14. Pick me, pick me!!! I'd love to have a Declaration of Independence panel. My hopes are to one day do a quilt top similar to yours with a central panel surrounded by stars, etc. Just have to finish moving first! LOL.

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  15. Martha Washington Star. I asked DH for the Lincoln fabric for Christmas. I enjoy making that star.

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  16. Don't know about the star?
    I'd like a chance to win the Civil War Generals panel. I'm a member of Questers, which is a national oragnization of people who have a heart for restoration and preservation of history, antiques, and historical sites. I could use that for a fund raiser for historic preservation.
    Keeping my fingers crossed. ;D

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  17. Martha Washington star is what came to my mind, too, but I didn't look it up. Sign me up for your generous drawing. I'd love to have a Civil War generals panel to plan a medallion around!

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  18. The President panel will make such a good cushion. Don't put me in the draw, I feel it should go to an American. I love the toile for the back of the quilt.

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  21. Ooo...I would love to have the Declaration of Independence on a pillow, for my (homeschooled) children to learn! Those are neat! Of course, the civil war generals are educational, too...so either would be nice. Thank you for the chance. I enjoy your blog daily.
    Lucy (in IN)

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  22. The block is the Martha Washington star, please enter me in the draw for any of the panels.I love your blog, it,s very inspirational for the small quilt maker...
    Sue..

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  23. According to my Enclopedia of Quilted Pieced Patterns it is Martha Washington Star or Dewey's Victory or Octagonal Star or Queen Victoria - would love to win the Civil War Generals panel - happy quilting

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  24. I found that star on the Quilter's Cache site, Martha Washigton's Star! Of course you would want to honor the woman behind the man.

    I am working on the Civil War Love Story quilt and would love the generals panel to put on the back.

    Thanks for the chance.

    Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

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  25. Love the star block. Would love the Declaration panel. Can't get that kind of Americana love here in Oz. Have you seen National Treasure - one of my favourite movies of all time...

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  26. Always so many wonderful things to see when I visit. I hope your had a terrific Veteran's Day - it's a special holiday, isn't it?

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  27. I'd love to be entered into your drawing to win one of your extra panels. I love what you've done with them and feel inspired!

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  28. I think the star is Martha Washington. Thanks so much for sharing. Please include in the drawing.

    Nancy E

    PS I love seeing all the old quilts!

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  29. Your border on the red quilt is perfect. I, too, include a lot of reds in my quilts. After all, I believe in Freddy Moran's creed: "Red is a neutral." Thank you for all of the inspiration. I would enjoy making a patriotic quilt also.

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