Sunday, February 1, 2015

Flags of the American Revolution - stars

We are winding down with this quilt-along hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts.  More stars this month. Japanese indigo as background, shirting reproduction for the stars.  I worked on this during our recent trip to London, there and back.


I'm trying to fix my little 'value problem' with the center block.


See what I mean?! The disappearing Eagle...


 Sashiko thread and a simple backstitch to the rescue, sort of...


Meanwhile David just got back from Japan an hour ago, Tommy has the Super Bowl streaming on line (go Pats!)... there's a fire in the wood stove... and more snow on its way tonight!  School is already canceled for tomorrow - quilting time;).

Quilting buddies of the blogosphere, I hope wherever you are, you are warm and cozy and enjoying the company of loved ones.

Just for fun... Daisy examining the Burgoyne Surrounded...


xo
Cynthia

10 comments:

  1. Snow outdoors makes for cosy family time indoors!
    I think the backstitch will save the eagle.

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  2. Great idea with the backstitch and lovely blocks you have posted.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  3. Love the background fabric you used for your stars. Outlining the eagle with a backstitch looks terrific! Great idea :)

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  4. Daisy is so sweet!

    Great blocks and I hope the backstitch around makes you like it better. I don't think it looks quite so lost when it isn't black and white. Either way, I like it.

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  5. In color, your eagle block looks fine. Interesting how it disappears in black and white. Your solution a good one.

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  6. Good call on the backstitch. You'll have to show pictures of the finished eagle. I bet it will really pop.

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  7. Everyone at home where they belong is nice. =) The sashiko thread is something I wouldn't have thought of, but I was thinking some kind of embroidered outline, so close enough. ;)

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  8. How clever you are in your idea to fix your eagle. It's crazy it does disappear in black and white.
    I'm digging through my stash this morning (making a total mess) looking for the right fabric to do those last Star & Moon setting blocks!

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  9. Have just caught up with you here! :-)
    A good trick for checking value! We are in summer here, have had lovely weather except yesterday which turned v cold and I was forced to fire up the heating. Fortunately the sun is back today and I'm building an outside wood oven, so no time for sewing at the moment...

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  10. I never would have guessed that eagle would disappear like that. The stitching is a good idea.

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