Monday, July 2, 2018

Sweet Land of Liberty Quilt Month 7

We are moving right along! Here we are on month 7 of Cheri's Sweet Land of Liberty quilt. 
These are Denise's lovely blocks using wool on cotton.


Here are my blocks. 
Cut the background for the victory basket 15 1/2 x 17". Add a 1 1/2" strip to the bottom.
For the liberty fish cut a background piece 13 3/4"x 7 3/4", add a 1" horizontal strip below it, and below that cut strips 1 1/4" x2 3/4", piece and add them to the bottom. Add a 1 1/2" strip to the right side, then applique.
We are making 5 of these pesky stars this month. The finished size is 5"x7".
If you do not have a pattern draw one on freezer paper, then cut apart and piece as shown. (Or do it the way that works for you) 

I pieced mine in 3 sections, then sewed together the three sections. I also mark on my template the outer edge so I leave plenty of room for trimming. Not all of these star points are pointy! Look at the pattern peeking through above. 

Then trim to 5 1/2" x 7 1/2".
One of mine I trimmed to short and had to add a piece back! This quilt is so busy it won't be noticeable to anyone but me.

Have fun and happy sewing!

9 comments:

  1. The blocks look wonderful! I love your pesky stars!

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  2. I am working it...super fun blocks this time especially!!

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  3. Thanks for all the measurements. I have misplaced the fish section and the next embroidery block patterns. I think something got stacked on top of them and then put away outside the sewing room.

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  4. Liberty fish......hmmmmm this is gonna be interesting. Loving the challenge of this sew along and the pleasure of "humble" quilting....it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful :0) thanks again Lori for making this so much easier than I thought it would be. Happy Sewing!

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  5. Those blocks are my favorite so far. Happy 4th of July.

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  6. what a great patterns - I love all the fish! so fun

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  7. Always enjoyable to see the different versions. I think I always say that, but I do like the variations. :)

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  8. Love the basket and flowers especially. They have such a happy vibe!

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