The American Friendship Round Robin was organized through Teas Snowman Swap Group in 2005. I made the center based on pattern Stars and Stripes by Shannon Williams. I then sent it to Yveline Mignot in Florida. She made the flag panel into a stamp by adding white border. She then appliqued all those half circles and the final black border. It was then mailed to Barbara Foster in Missouri who added the applique stars and hearts and the blue spacer border. It then went to Annette Hester in North Carolina who added the "God bless America, Land of the free" spacer and the rail fence border. However, adding the eagles made it truely American. It was then returned to me in Missouri and I just had to add something more to reflect the USA theme. I made 50 friendship stars and put each state's two-letter abbreviation in the center. In the spacers on the sides, the fabric has USA tossed about in various text sizes. This one quilted up nicely and I am anxiously awaiting for Saturday so I can show it to my small quilting guild that meets monthly in each others homes.
This quilt is for a 2nd cousin. The coloring in photo is horrible because the fabrics are really pretty. This quilt was made from the Wicked Easy Quilt pattern that was free on the internet a few years back. Its twin size and just something for her to take when spending the night with friends.
I've taught the Exploding Star class a few times and this quilt started as my class sample. I thought I was through teaching my final star class in June so I completed the top. However, a few months later, I got a contract to teach this class in April 2010 (I know, that how it works.) So, I'm making a new class sample quilt (actually two as I'm creating an expanded version of the pattern) so my UFOs grew here instead of decreasing.
That's it for now. Hopefully I can get some projects completed before the month is out.--------------------------
Tea in MO