I haven't done any piecing this week--too busy quilting Gift Basket--but...
I've joined the Quilt Like An Eagle Sew Along!
|In 2005, Quilter's Newsletter published an article about this quilt.|
It was inspired by the previously published pattern, but this quilter did some research and based her version more closely on the original.
|This is a photo of the original quilt.|
The quilt is made from hemp, as so has become known as the Marijuana quilt!
Barbara Brackman wrote about this quilt several years ago HERE. As Barbara points out, Jan Patek has a version of the same eagle in her book Flags of the American Revolution--you can see it on the cover:
|I just got this book in the mail--it was a Bobbins Bargain a couple weeks ago.|
The eagle pattern from the magazine needs to be enlarged, but the eagle in the book looks to be about the size I will want to use, saving me a trip to the printers.
There is also some information on the quilt from the National Museum of American History HERE.
I'm not sure how my version will end up, but I will be doing the center similar to the Ever Vigilant version.