I thought I'd post this Patriotic Quilt that I finished in 2009.
A Fine Feathered Fourth: (a pattern, not original, I gave the pattern away - sorry about the credit omission.)
The feathers refer to the quilting. There are fans, and the rest is pretty much feathers.
I used a lot of Americana prints throughout the quilt.
Here you can see the quilting. I used gold (non-metalic) thread.
The backing fabric is a collage of vintage Patriotic postcards.
Last weekend I went to Boston for the first time! What a beautiful city!
I met my great friend, MP, from Chicagoland and we walked the Freedom Trail.
This is how it looks, a red line on the pavement, sometimes brick, sometimes paint. But, beware! if you are gabbing and looking around it's easy to loose! We lost it about 5 times.
It took us to Paul Revere's House. Isn't it charming?
Surely this wins for the best Starbucks coffee signage ever!
This is what brought us to town. MP's eldest son, K, plays football for Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.
I was honored to be in the parents section and to attend the tail gate party.
We even got our photo taken with the "Wildcat"! How fun! Here we are, MP is behind me and her friend M on the left.
I've known her son since he was 4 years old. Our daughters have been best friends since they were 3. We've shared so many parenting years togehter, so it was so fun to share this empty nest "freedom" together~ thanks again, MP
Hooray, we won! 24-17 and K made a great late game play. Here is the team singing the NU fight song to the parents. Choke me up? You bet.
I wish everyone a wonderful weekend with the simple Freedoms that we all enjoy - and a little sewing too.