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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