QUILT INFO

The quilt shown in the header is from a pattern by Cheri Saffiote Payne. The design is from an older book "Two Hour Christmas Projects".

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Flag and Eagle Quilt

I am in the mood for a patriotic quilt with our Nation's Birthday coming up on July 4th.  I chose a pattern from Jan Patek's Liberty Garden book.  The pattern is "Liberty Eagle Quilt".  I chose to start with an applique flag block which is in progress.


Here is what the quilt pattern design looks like.


I will be using fabric from stash.  I am not sure what I will use for the sashing and for the cornerstones on the border.  It is a gray plaid used for the original quilt and I have no large pieces of gray plaid.  Nor a gray in that sort of shade.  I may need to shop for something but will search stash first for a substitute.

See this bag of thread?  These are some of the threads I use for applique stitching.


A few days ago, I needed a spool of thread from the bag.  As I began to reach for the bag, I noticed movement inside.  I spotted one of the little lizards that are so plentiful all over Florida.  I quickly grabbed the bag securing the top closed and headed for the front door.  As soon as I let go of the bag, the lizard came scurrying out and ran off.  I am glad I looked before picking up the bag.  The lizards are harmless but I sure wouldn't have wanted it running up my arm!

Happy 150th Birthday to my Canadian blog friends.  Have a wonderful celebration!

Karen

29 comments:

  1. I've been in the mood for a little patriotic quilt, myself! Hope your have a lizard-less 4th!

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  2. That's going to be a sweet quilt! OMG on the lizard! I'm glad you saw him early...lol. My mom brought one in on her shoulder once, she had run inside to answer the phone. The person on the other end of the line got an ear full!!!

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  3. That is a great pattern and I fun one to do, can't wait to see your progress. I have lots I want to do, maybe next year;)

    Debbie

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  4. karen tu nuevo trabajo se ve bien
    pero ¿sera para el próximo año?
    yo si veo un lagarto suelto la bolsa sin pensar las consecuencias,
    cierro la puerta y espero que Antonio lo rescate
    buen domingo

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  5. This is going to be a beautiful quilt. I would not of been happy to a lizard running up my arm either. Hugs

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  6. What a great quilt, Karen. I can see why you chose it. Very appealing, and timely.
    What a funny story about the lizard. You were quick-thinking!

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  7. I love that quilt and forgot I made the blocks from a kit purchased directly from Jan Patek. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get back to work on it and finish it for next year.

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  8. What a great quilt! Something a bit different from Jan Patek. How fun to see a little lizard in your thread bag, a little quilting gecko?!

    lizzy

    lizzzz.d@gmail.com

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  9. I get the shudders just thinking about that little lizard. Sew cute to watch, but not in my house.

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  10. I like the flag block. Your header is beautiful. Just reading about the lizard gave me the heebie-jeebies. Happy 4th of July.

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  11. I love your pattern Karen but don't love the little lizard .... ah ah !
    I wish you a wonderful 4th of July !

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  12. Sounds like our bugs in the country!!! Glad you did check! Hubby bought some lizard traps for the barn and they work great! Like the Flag - will be a cute quilt. I notice that you have added a new block on your Blog - like that block also!

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  13. Aw how sweet, the little lizard wanted to help you celebrate, lol! I would have had heart failure. There's a reason I live in the north country, lol....that's a sweet quilt.

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  14. I got the heebee geebees just reading about the lizard...though my cats would have been delighted (or terrified...they've never seen one)...love the new quilt your starting...Jan Patek's patterns are some of my favorites...Happy 4th!

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  15. What a great quilt to celebrate the 4th! Love the little one in the header, too. I'll be on the lookout for Jan's book :) Glad you noticed the lizard in your thread bag and that he escaped!! Eeek!

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  16. Oooooh! I love the new header. Such a darling block.

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  17. Like your new quilt start. I am not afraid of lizards, but like you, wouldn't care to reach in and find an unexpected visitor!

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  18. Ugh--the thought of that arm-climbing lizard gave me the shivers!! Good thing you looked for sure!! ;((((
    I love your little flag--that book is nowhere to be found; but since
    I am in the mood to try an eagle quilt myself...I have Sarah Fielke's book and may use the simple little silouette one to start on my applique journey...I found a lovely red print and a nice dark blue flowery print (eagle) to start...we'll see how it goes...
    Hugs, Julierose

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  19. Oh my! I'm sure that the lizard would have frightened you at first....and then would have been funny after you figured out what it was (think spools of thread flying all over the room)! lol!
    I absolutely love the picture in your blog header... and looks like your current flag quilt is going to be a winner as well! Three cheers for the red, white & blue!!!

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  20. It's going to be a fun quilt--that little flag is adorable! I think I'm glad it was a lizard in the bag and not a lot of other options I was thinking it was going to be--lol!

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  21. Love the flag block. Our lizards are abundant, aren't they? I'm not afraid of them but, like you, I don't want to touch one.

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  22. Your lizard story makes me wince. I would have been screaming!

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  23. I would have freaked out .....

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  24. I guess that if I lived in the South ( In PA here ) I'd be used to lizards but since I am not this gave me the "heebie jeebies" lol!

    Having said that I was reminded that just last year around this time we were bombarded by 17 year cicadas :) UGH

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  26. Oh my gosh, I just saw that quilt on FB yesterday and asked about it! Now I know! That lizard would have scared the bejeebees out of me!

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  27. Missed reading your post, thanks for the birthday 150 wishes, I hope your 4th was a safe and happy one!

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  28. I like that quilt, the flags and the eagles. Looking forward to seeing what you sash with.
    Lizards are cute, but they move fast like spiders.

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  29. Hi Karen, that's going to be a great patriotic quilt. With Canada's 150th here, I've never made so many "Canadian" quilts!
    Glad you saw the lizard before you felt him - not dangerous but still a surprise!

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