Weekly Finish #9: Uncle Sam's Star 2022


I finished the Uncle Sam's Star quilt top this past September and posted about it here.
 

After I finished quilting this stack of baby quilts on my new Moxie with Pro-Stitcher Lite, I felt comfortable enough to try quilting Uncle Sam's Star.



I used an overall E2E design with stars and loops with white thread.  It's a little hard to see but I'm happy with the outcome.


I had to piece the backing as I didn't have enough of either one fabric.  And, I didn't realize until I saw this picture that the design is sideways.  Oh, well, not much I can do now but to be okay with it.
 The quilt is composed of twelve “Uncle Sam’s Star Blocks” (12-in. square), ten “Flag Blocks”, and fifteen “Variable Stars” (4-in square). The batting is Warm & Natural, and the quilt measures 59" x 82".  A nice lap size quilt for July 4th Independece Day. 

American Patchwork & Quilting June 2000

I made my first Uncle Sam's Star Quilt (pictured below) in 2000 after seeing the pattern in an American Patchwork magazine.

Uncle Sam's Star Quilt (c) 2000

I had been quilting for less than a year and this was my 6th finished quilt.  It definitely was not perfect and I wasn't very happy with it.  And, in 2007, I sold it for next to nothing, practically gave it away, which I now regret.  So, I had to make a second one to replace it.  The good thing is that I'm much better at piecing and am very happy with the result.  Yes, I am keeping this one!

By the way, if you are interested in making your own Uncle Sam's Star blocks, Fabrick 406.com has a great tutorial here.


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Until next time ... 
Be happy and keep on quilting!



Comments

  1. I love your new version of Uncle Sam's Star quilt! The central strip, with the 3 little stars sashing, is very pretty. And I'm sure the owner of your previous quilt is very happy with it.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your finish, and linking up ;)

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  3. A very pretty quilt all ready for summer festivities. I'm glad you made another one to replace your first. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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    1. I'm glad I did, too, and I'm way happier with the the 2nd one. Thank you for the visit and for hosting TGIFF!

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  4. Oh it is amazing!!! and yay for you quilting it!!!! LOVE it!!!

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  5. Well done! It’s a lovely quilt!

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  6. Sorry you no longer have the original, but the new one is so much better! Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

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    1. I'm way happier with the the 2nd one, too. Thank you for the visit and for hosting Wednesday Wait Loss!

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  7. We are so hard on ourselves and the purchaser likely did not notice or judge your work at all. It is nice looking back on our first works and seeing how far we have come. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

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    1. I definitely agree with you! Thank you for your kind words and for hosting Put Your Foot Down. Always a pleasure participating.

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  8. Lovely and well in advance of any July 4th festivities (I'm impressed!)! : )

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