Monday, July 6, 2015

A Patriotic Finish July 4, 2015

A Finish!


 On July 4, 2014 we landed in Boston and had a blast at a Red Sox game and touring the Freedom Trail. It was then that I decided to make the Flags of the American Revolution quilt by Jan Patek. I had admired it, but never felt too pressed to make it until that trip. One year later I put the final stitches in the binding and added the star buttons.
It was a lot easier to add the "buttons" when the quilt was in a hoop. I sewed across the points and they seem like they are pretty secure.

 I marked these with chalk- easy to get 12 in a circle, not so much 13.
 These had holes which made them easier to sew on.
 Here's my backing. My 2 side panels have upside down flying eagles...... Even when I try my quilts have a humble aspect.....
 Here's a little panel of presidents. 
 And a closer view of this amazing fabric.

Thanks to all those who sewed along! It sure made it more fun and kept me moving forward.

Happy Monday!

20 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful finish! I love it!

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  2. Beautiful. I've made half the blocks! Maybe a goal to finish this summer... Maybe!!

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  3. Wonderful quilt finish Lori.
    Congratulations, it is a beauty.
    I am still quilting...
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  4. It only took you a year? You finished it on the perfect Day. The buttons add a lot to the blocks.

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  5. Yea! Congrats on a finish!!! The buttons really do add to the quilt. Great backing & binding along with all your fabric choices!
    Perfect holiday weekend!

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  6. A fabulous finish! Thanks for sharing lots of close-up photos so we can admire the details. Those buttons are perfect but I love the Presidential Panel on the back. Have that handy on the couch when you're watching Jeopardy, LOL!

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  7. It's a wonderful finish with wonderful quilting and fabrics !!
    Congratulations and bravo !

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  8. What a great quilt! The design and color are so patriotic and timeless. Thanks for sharing, always enjoy your posts!

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  9. WOW!! Beautiful and just in the nick of time!! Now sit back and enjoy it!

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  10. How wonderful!!! The front is extraordinary and the back fabric is gorgeous. Nice touch with the presidential panel!!! The couple upside down eagles make it totally yours and beautiful!!

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  11. It really is breathtaking, Lori!

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  12. A beautiful finish! Love the eagle fabric on the back--and the presidents :)

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  13. It was fun to watch your progress this year and it looks great quilted.

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  14. It is a lovely quilt, love all the different block and the center and your backing are just wonderful!

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  15. It looks great. Love the eagle backing fabric. You make me wish I had continued along with the group, maybe I would have mine finished too. Just lovely.

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  16. Just awesome and the backing fabrics are perfect!

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  17. Fabulous qult and the backing is wonderful.
    Great job Lori!

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  18. Another fabulous quilt! I love everything about this, even the upside down eagles :).

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  19. Fabulous Quilt lori!! congrats! is that the blue pillar I sent you? Can't remember but it looks wonderful!

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  20. Just noticed that one of the pillar prints on BBs Civil War blog for this week's star is the same as your backing print! Cool if you have enough to make a star! Hugs for you and your mum

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