Monday, February 13, 2006

The Liberty Quilt so far....


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.

10 comments from wonderful readers:

kathie said...

looks great so far Dawn and I can't wait to see Lyn's too!
I am happy to hear she is quilting again, boy work can get in the way huh? Love your letters in there...yes they look much better...
isn't it fun to work on a progect with a friend...

Finn said...

Great beginnings Dawn!! It's a neat pattern, but I must confess to liking your approach, and the outcome better..*VBS* You and Lynn are having fun with this, and that is great! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. Glad you are getting some time to sew again!! hugs, Finn

Patti said...

Wonderful so far Dawn. I like your words much better also. Who's pattern is this? This looks like one I definitely need - absolutely need - need, not want!

Laura said...

Great job on the letters Dawn. I need to still try them. This is a neat pattern that I haven't seen before. I love the pinwheel under the vase.

YankeeQuilter said...

I really like the way the letters came out. How fun to start a project with someone!

Siobhan

Crystal said...

Hi Dawn, I just stopped by your blog and wanted to tell you I love the patriotic quilt top! Thats another one I'll have to add to my to do list. I've just started my blog and am very interested in learning how I can change my template to include my favorite blogs (for easy access to view later). Crystal in IL

Tonya R said...

Wow, Liberty looks great in there. Adds some pizazz. Hey, think about getting your name or initials and the year in there... Personalize it even more.

Barb Vedder said...

your quilt looks great. I like thw words and your colors are brighter. I especially like the vase of flags

Holly said...

Your Liberty quilt is turning out awesome!!!! Aren't the words fun? I love how yours turned out.

Darcie said...

Dawn, your "Liberty" WIP is looking great! I love your personalization with the pieced words!

Will you be able to share some pics of both yours and Lynn's when they are nearing the finish? No pressure. Just can't wait to see both. What a fun project for the two of you to share!