Saturday, November 9, 2013

Red, White & Blue

 In honor of the Marine Corps Birthday (Nov 10) and Veterans' Day (Nov 11), I decided I would only sew with red, white and blue fabric this weekend.

I started string piecing these little blocks this morning and now I have enough for the top of this tote bag. I need a cool bag for the trip to Pete's graduation!


 I made a big mess, but it was worth it!

Pete's quilt is ready to bind. Which stripe do you prefer? Bottom or right? 
Pat did a great job quilting this. It is exactly the look I wanted, and I never would have been able to pull it off on my machine.


Ellie and I went to a guild rep meeting at the New England Quilt Museum yesterday. (Happy Birthday, Ellie!) The Fallen Heroes quilt was on display in our meeting room. This is one of seven panels. Each block represents a service member who died in Iraq or Afghanistan.  A story of the person is written on the back of each block.


I love the eagle in the center.
 

Enjoy your long weekend!
Semper Fi, Marines!


4 comments:

Gina said...

Your strings quilt looks awesome!!

Susan Owenby said...

Dang! I love that! :)

Cathy said...

You will have a great tote bag for Pete's graduation. And I prefer the binding on the right for Pete's quilt. Can't wait to see the final product!!

Happy Birthday to the Marines!

Mollie said...

Making a mess is half the fun of making string blocks!

I like both bindings, I love using stripes for bindings.