Has everyone who wants to participate in the Stars & Stripes Sampler “quilt along” received or found their book? Fons & Porter still has it on sale for $5 plus shipping so there’s still time to jump in if you want to do it along with us. Click on the link above to get to Fons & Porter’s site.
For all posts relating to this project, I’ll tag it with “Stars & Stripes Sampler” so you can go over to the search tool in the left sidebar, put in “Stars & Stripes Sampler” or probably just “sampler” and find posts dealing with this project.
I started to pull fabrics for my top and decided there’s plenty to work with and I’m going to pull it as needed. The only fabric I may not have is a mini navy/white check for the eagle’s shield but if I don’t have a stripe, I’ll just use a dot or solid. Here’s how I’m thinking of dividing up the blocks.
My plan is to do one section each quarter (see the green numbers 1 – 4?) and have it all completed by the end of the year. I’m sure by the end of 2011, everyone will have seen components of this top on my design wall plenty of times!
How are you planning to do it? One block at a time? One section at a time? Does breaking it down into quarters seem d0-able for you?
Advice before you start: Get a box or plastic container with a lid or giant zipper bag and put your book in there. Put all the pieces and fabrics you’ve worked with in that box and keep it all together so every time you get ready to work on it, you’re not having to search for pieces.