I've just started stitching the appliques in place for this block of Sweet Land of Liberty. I think it is my favorite block so far.
The stems near the bowl are almost finished. I'll have to evaluate the placement of the cherry stems and the doves before I stitch those. And maybe that bowl needs moved a little to the right.... Or not.... It's not exactly a symmetrical bowl (as per the pattern).
I cut out the little letters to spell victory. Oh, they are small, especially for me as I struggle with turned-edge applique. I know I will have to glue the edges under.
The pattern for the star happened to land on the block and I placed it on the bowl and wondered.... Maybe a star or three instead of "Victory." Maybe.... (Not in pure white, though.)
I stitched the flag that goes under the eagle today. I didn't follow the pattern exactly. It was for paper piecing, which I don't do. I just tried to cut the fabric to about the same size as the pattern. I think it's a lame little flag but I probably won't change it. The blue looks a little lonely so I think I'll add a white star.
The eagle gets a star on his chest and the block gets one small star in each upper corner. There will be a 2" border all the way around this block.
I'm eager to begin the fish weather vane. I hope to choose fabric tomorrow. Fish are often silvery-grey, but do I really want a silver-grey fish in this quilt? Probably not, but maybe.
This is a fun and challenging quilt to make, fairly far out of my comfort zone, but I'm learning so much as I go along. Many thanks to Lori of Humble Quilts for creating the sew-along.
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