Monday, May 31, 2010

Design Wall Monday

Well, I might have been a bit ambitious when I said that I wanted to get all four Patriotic Rail Fences quilt tops pieced today. I had all of the strips cut and I planned on chain-piecing the blocks so it would go really fast, and I didn't have any plans other than to sew today! After a bit later start than I had planned, here is the progress so far.

I have 12 of 25 blocks completed for the first quilt. The strips are sewn for all of the quilts, but not cut apart and sewn into 12" blocks. Also, I have not cut any fabric for the star blocks because I wanted to see how the body of the quilt looked before I decided which fabrics to use.

Because I often need to see progress to keep motivated, I took 12 blocks and put them on the wall. I love how it looks! As I said yesterday, I'm using Mary's pattern for Patriotic Rail Fence. Thanks Mary!! You are very talented and provide so many complete and easy to follow instructions - all for free. WOW!!

Anyway, because of the late start and other things that have come up, I'm guessing that all four quilts will NOT get done today. I'll finish what I can today and get the rest done by the end of the week so they can be delivered to the appropriate people. Below is my inspiration for these quilts this Memorial Day. Thanks to all veterans and to their families for all they have sacrificed!

Francis J. Schwab, W8OK
Nov. 26, 1925 - May 30, 2003

Radio Man First Class, United States Navy
USS Ingersoll 1942 - 1946

The Star and Stripes, they flew forever
always in his heart.
He was loyal to his nation
and bravely did his part.
Always thinking of his brother
ever in his mind,
He stood for love of country
and most of all mankind.
Now gazing down with his Master
through a light and heavenly cloud,
He's still looking out for all of us
of whom he is so proud.

(Everlasting Memories)

I love and miss you Dad!

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Anonymous said...

Great start on a great project!

Mary said...

Wow, 4 was an ambitious goal! I was happy to get my top done before my last trip and maybe if I'm lucky I'll get it quilted before the next one.