Tuesday, September 18, 2012

THE NEW BETSY ROSS

Judy, over at patchworktimes.com is doing the Stars and Stripes Sampler and I'm playing along with her.  However, I didn't remember which block she started on and I did some assuming.  And you know what assuming does right?  Well, I started at the beginning of the book with the flag blocks.  After I got those done, I pulled up the project on her site and guess what, that's not the blocks she started with.  Oh well!  Guess I'm ahead of the game, or am I behind? 

Here is my first flag block.  Notice anything wrong with it?  I followed the directions in the book to a tee and mine looked just like theirs in the book.  There's only one problem.  It's backwards and I can't go with it like that.


So out comes the seam ripper and back to the sewing machine to fix it. 
Finally I got the flag blocks almost done.  I had to change things up a bit though (besides the backwards flag).  Since we live in Texas and there are 4 American flags in the quilt, I think we need to replace at least 1 of those flags with a Texas flag.  I still need to add the star but here are my flags.   Betsy Ross would be so proud!

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