Friday, May 04, 2012

Stars and Stripes forever!


Nancy of Wyoming Breezes has been writing about red, white and blue quilts she has been making for Quilts of Valour. She set a target of 12 quilts this year and she has reached target already!! Do pop on over and have a look.

She reminded me of my own RWB challenge. Five years ago I was involved in a row by row swap with Kiwi Quilters on line. I had a nice collection of RWBs bought when I was in Texas so I decided this was a good chance to use them up. So off my package went with my wish list in which I said:

When I went to the States last year I feel in love with Red, white and blue patriotic fabrics. I spent 10 days in Dallas, Texas, which is probably the most flag waving state. I attended a local quilt guild meeting,the ladies from one Quilting Bee showed their RWB quilts which they had made for a challenge. I decided then and there that I had to have my own RWB quilt.

I also said I wanted lots of stars and would prefer piecing rather than applique.

It’s nearly as exciting as Christmas when your rows arrive back.Here I am about to rip open my parcel:


Out they come:


Look Stars!!!


More Stars!


To the design board then:




Hmmmm it would seem that all rows are created equal but some are more equal than others!

A little bit of creative work is needed to bring this all together.Still if Nancy has reached 12 surely I can finish one!


1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I LOVE your assortment of stars! You are going to have fun assembling the quilt top.

    I noticed that Texans fly the colors more than any other place I've visited.

    It was sweet of you to link to my blog. Thank you.


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