Saturday, September 14, 2013

And Just Like That...

...the states on the American Flag Quilt are done!

I've finished up the very last state square, Hawaii, the Aloha State. It joined the union on August 21, 1959, rounding it up to 50 states.

I'm still far from finished - I have a couple of quilt squares and a lot of backstitching left to do - but this is a huge milestone! It's kind of bittersweet, too. I'm going to miss this piece so much when I'm done!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So Close Now!

I've picked up the American Flag Quilt just to soothe my soul after the disaster of the craft fair. It's coming along so well!

This is Alaska, the Last Frontier. It was the second-to-last to join the union, on January 3, 1959. Which means...I've only got one state left!

I know it looks all lonely there on the bottom by itself, but I have a plan! Since I had to reshuffle a few things when I miscalculated the fabric size, I'm determined to stick it out. I only hope it'll look good once it's done!

Big kisses,