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Star Spangled Liberty   74 1/2″ x 78″   Pieced Version

There has been a lot of buzz this week around this new Block of the Month Program called Star Spangled Liberty.  Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts has designed the pattern and the fabric line that will be used in BOM.  We just saw the line with our Marcus Brothers Fabric Rep this past week and the fabrics are beautiful, muted blues, reds and creams.

Each month for 9 months starting in September 2016 you will be doing a row of blocks.  I know what you are thinking; there are only 8 rows, well actually the “flag” side of the quilt is considered 2 months worth.  By the time the Block of the Month is completed you will have received a total of 18 1/4 yards to create it!!! Each month will be $29 and will include your fabric and your pattern.  In theory you will have your quilt finished in time for the 4th of July 2017!  That sounds so far out, but it really isn’t is it?  I still can’t believe we are in 2016 already!  We also have the option of purchasing your backing for the quilt from us as well, with a 20% discount on your backing fabric.  Just choose red or blue backing fabric and we will pick out a great backing for you from the Fabric Line.

You will have the option of creating the All Pieced Quilt which you saw above OR you can do the Appliqué version that is shown below.  For cutting purposes of your fabrics we will need to know which version you would like to do.  Please pick the one you would like to do when choosing this Block of the Month.

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We are advertising the Star Spangled Liberty BOM early because we know that this quilt is going to go over spectacularly and want to be able to order more kits if need be so that EVERYONE is able to participate if they would like to.   I have it on good authority that there will be an additional 1 or two projects in this pattern at the end of the program.  For those of you that did the Prairie Gatherings Quilt BOM you know Pam always provides you with awesome “freebie” patterns!

Star Spangled Banner Lyrics By: Francis Scott Key 1814

Oh, 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 thru the perilous fight,
O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe’s haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o’er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning’s first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream:
‘Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

Hope you all have an amazing weekend!  I am going to be painting all weekend!

Jessica

Primitive Gatherings Quilt Shop

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