Or at least to the battle flags!
Block 4.5 that you saw yesterday is now completed and has therefore become Block 5. Here's a look:
I'm very pleased with how it came out. My goal is to have it scrappy (check) and to break up most of the blocks into smaller sub-blocks (check). Very happy with this one!
Trace asked what Flying Geese are - great question! See the red triangles in Block 5 (above)? That quilt block is called "Flying Geese" - a very popular pattern that has been around since the 1800s. You can imagine looking up at the sky and seeing the "V" formation - or does one triangle represent the wings of one goose? I'm not sure, but I think the block was aptly named. I've made a note to shoot pix of the Flying Geese quilt I made a few years ago; will share that soon.
Adding fabric around one of the larger battle flags resulted in this:
See the bird by the lowest red stripe? That sort of thing just cracks me up. No, I didn't plan that, but YES I'm leaving it in! I ... have to!
I've been researching the flags as I put this quilt together and hope to have a short synopsis of what unit each flag represents and maybe a little history by the time I'm done. I love doing that sort of "work"!
Here's what I had as of close of business yesterday:
Blocks 1-7! This isn't how they'll be arranged for the final wall-hanging; it's just so I can see my progress! Right now, the plan is to go with 6 blocks across and 3 down. (That's why I turned 19 battle flags into 18 blocks!)
Thanks so much for reading!
Karen, this is fantastic. What a great idea. I'm going to have to come to Kansas just to tour your quilts.ReplyDelete
That's going to be a wonderful wall hanging especially with the history of the flags! I like the fabrics Dave picked out for you too! :)ReplyDelete
Why do I feel like I am the only one asking questions? I must be the least artistic person here :)ReplyDelete