american quilt aka oh say can you see…

Quilting an American quilt aka oh say can you see…

Also known as The Star Spangled Banner or the National Anthem of the USA.

O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,
what so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
o’er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

My son-in-law is from America. I wanted to make him something that reminded him of home so I made him a quilt with American image fabric. I got the fabric from a quilting shop in Boulder, Co.  when I was there in late 2015.

Finally made it up and I am really happy with the results.  What do you think?

Star Spangled Banner - An American Quilt

It is a mish-mash of fabrics from different ranges that I purchased to make an American quilt for my son-in-law. I just randomly chose fabrics that seemed to match up.  I especially love the little flag fabric that I used in the quilt and for the border. Here is a close up of it. Do not look too closely at my stitching. As I have said before, I am not the best at this wonderful hobby, but I do enjoy it.

Close up American Quilt

The binding it in navy blue and so is the backing. Note to self: never, never, never do a dark backing again. It caught up every bit of thread in my sewing room

I got all the fabric out to make it up I realised it needed some more light fabric so I purchased the little blue star on a white background that you can see above and also the same in red. I also got the blue star with red dots (you can se this in the image above too) on a cream backgroun d.

 

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