Monday, December 1, 2014

Flags of the American Revolution Update

November was the month to make the Whiskey Rebellion flag and three Sawtooth Stars. Hop on over to Lori's Humble Quilts blog to see what others are doing.

Lots of applique on this flag. Rather than having the streamers start at the tip of the beak I moved them down a bit because they were really, really narrow at this point and I wanted to make sure there was enough room to turn the fabric under. After appliqueing the first two stars I figured out a good method for the remaining eleven.

I made a sample block and realized I needed a fabric for the side triangles that was more or less the same value as the main color so off to the quilt shop I went :) The finished block size is 10".

Oops! I got carried away and made all 5 stars so I'm 2 ahead of the game :)

Here is a link to Jan Patek's site so you can see what the finished quilt will look like.   

Copyright 2014, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Great block! Everyone's banner looks so great! (except mine!)

  2. Your Whiskey Rebellion looks great, these were a lot of start to applique and the banner had it's moments too with my block.
    You are ahead of the game, and that before Christmas, and all the sewing that comes with that.

  3. Great blocks!
    I like the contrast you have between the eagle and the stars. I wanted mine to have a little more contrast BUT I'm not doing it over! Ha!

  4. I like the background you used for the eagle block. Why is it I like everyone's else's choices on these blocks more than my own? LOL!

  5. Your banner looks so crisp and good - and terrific background fabric!

  6. great block - love your eagles beak.
    the ombre is nice in the star block!

  7. I too like the contrast in the fabric you choose for the eagle. Those tips were tiny and not all that easy to turn. I like the way you did yours. Great blocks.