I made the eagle months ago and lost it, found it, and began working on the quilt. This eagle gets a flag across the bottom of its block. I hope and think it will be quick and easy. This is one of the early blocks. I'm far, far behind schedule with only June's and July's sections finished. This eagle section will help me catch up.
More time-consuming will be two other blocks. The first is the "Victory Bowl" -- a bowl with flowers, stems, and cherries, and two doves. The second is a "Liberty Fish" weather vane with flag. Plus six paper-pieced stars (not in photo below). I'll probably adapt those and either applique them or machine-stitch them.
Such whimsy. I am enamored of both blocks and look forward to working on them.
If you're working on Sweet Land of Liberty, with or without a pattern, I found a helpful blog, quilting with ragdolls, where the quilter shares some of the challenges she had making the quilt and gives some pointers to make it easier. (We all know that Cheri improvised a lot as she worked and her patterns give us the same opportunity.) If you click the link it will take you directly to her posts about Sweet Land of Liberty.
Of course, I have other things I hope to accomplish this month but I'm setting these as a priority.
We've had a week of hot, humid weather. The thermometer was in the high 90s most days, and the humidity and dew point combined sent the heat index to 100 degrees or above. Today, finally, it will be a high of about 80 and there's a wonderful breeze. Today is my kind of summer day! I hope you're staying cool, or warm, depending the hemisphere where you live.
I'm linking this post to One Monthly Goal - July link-up at Elm Street Quilts. Thank you for hosting, Patty.