Lucy Boston

Friday, January 2, 2015

Flags of the American Revolution part 5!

It's sharing time for the Flags sew-along again.

In the photo below, my Sawtooth Stars are on the left, 
Three Crescents of South Carolina on top/right,
Star and Moon blocks below that,
and far bottom is the Liberty Moon of Fort Moultrie:

I thought,
just for a few days there,
that I was caught up 
when I finished the 'assignment' for December.
Then, laying out my finished F.A.R. blocks, I realized that 
I'm still behind (missed doing one block in maybe October).
But I am ahead, too (did the wrong block when I missed the October one).
So, I'm still calling it even. 

I like to lay my finished blocks all grouped together
to help me in choosing the next flag blocks' colors.
It also helps me when I take a photo of them then,
to see if any color just doesn't play well with the others in the group.
Here's the latest 'group shot':
I love how the quilt is coming together!
And, again, thanks to Lori of Humble Quilts for organizing this F.A.R. sew-along.
If you'd like to see the lovely block finishes of others participating in this sew along, you can click on the Humble Quilts link, above.  There are some GREAT blocks!

Finally, here are close-ups of my fabric choices:
The greens and blacks of my Sawtooth Stars.
The blues and creams of my Three Crescents of South Carolina
and Liberty of Fort Moultrie flags.
The golds and blues of my Star and Moon Blocks.
I think that all of my fabrics used so far have been Civil War reproductions.  I wasn't purposefully pulling those, but really like how the colors are so cohesive together.

Also for me, it's almost time to decide how to quilt it.  I look so forward to the quilting, but have a hard time deciding how to finish it off.  Wonder if others stall at this point also?

Happy 2nd of January, and Happy Stitching!


  1. I like those blues! Makes me want to brighten my blocks up some.

  2. Your colors work so well together. It's going to be beautiful.

  3. LOVELY!I hope mine turn out as cohesive as yours. I'll look a at the original and try and get quilting ideas.

  4. I agree with Lori - it looks cohesive - so nice. We are getting close!


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