Minick and Simpson
Just one Star
Look who is back from the long arm quilter and just in time for Memorial Day and Flag Day and Fourth of July.
Every quilt has a story--In 2010 Moda and Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson challenged quilters to make "just one star" for the brave men and women who have made great sacrifices for our country.
From AppleJack, my Father, Grandfathers, uncles, cousins and all the way back to Grandfather Shultz who was in the Revolutionary War there are many men in my family who have served to protect and defend this country.
These stars are for them. Once again, Susan, the long armed quilter did a fabulous job with the quilting.
For the backing, I found this fabric which told the story about the Battle of Gettysburg. Such a sad story, a reminder about the Uncle and Grandfather who fought in this battle. Because of all the wording and photos in the fabric it was a real challenge to match the pattern for the needed width. Once again, I'm glad I took the time.
I did not have enough length in the Gettysburg fabric so off to my stash. The red fabric reminded me of the colorful sashes the officers wore around their waists and the darker fabric is photos of the officers.
Just One Star so much work and so worth the time and effort.
It is a rather cool day in Music City--temps in the 60's--perfect quilting weather. I'm cracking the whip on myself to get the North and South quilt set, change the decorations from spring to red, white and blue, pull weeds, and a trip to Holly Lobby and. . .