Monday, February 13, 2006
So this is my liberty quilt so far! It has been a long time in coming this far. I started this quilt last spring with my good friend (and quilt buddy as my family calls her) Lynn. We often don't have time to quilt together because work and families make it hard, but we thought we would at least work on the blocks at the same time. By summer we had the big center star and the left side strip done. Lynn then had some outside obligations so we had to put the quilt on hold. So I packed it up and set it aside. I wasn't going to work on it without her. Well just recently we were able to start it up again.
So the next step was to make the big flag on top and the pinwheel banner on the right. Got those done on Saturday so Sunday I got to work on the words Liberty! In that spot is suppose to be a gold viney thing with stars or flags - embroidered. I wanted something not so stitchery and more maverick and had thought to put Tonya's letters there with the word Liberty! Isn't it perfect! The quilt has the word liberty below the large star, but it is appliqued on and all smooshed in - so this fits much better here! Besides - Lynn and I don't want them to be exactly identical! We will probably have them in our next guild quilt show, it is nice to have them slightly different. We decided to use the same fabric line for it although we have used different accents and placement of the fabrics. Just so you can see what the pattern one looks like I've posted that as well.
Posted by Quilts And Pieces at 5:57 AM