There was a little fussy cutting needed for my FLAGS blocks this month. Three of the blocks
called for star buttons. Of course, I didn't find any buttons I liked, and besides, as many as I would have needed the total was going to be about $50.00 for the buttons.
No Way! No Way!
I had some fabric with stars on it so I whooped out my freezer paper, starch and handy tools for hand appliqué pieces and carefully cut out these little stars to use in place of buttons.
Looks good to me.
I also flipped the navy star fabric over and used the back side. The front side was whiter and brighter but the back was darker and dull and looked better. The red dotted style fabric I have had for AT LEAST 25 years. It really wasn't cotton and wanted to be limp and loosy goosey so I STARCHED THE HECK OUT OF IT to get it to play nice with the other cottons.
I did more Fussy cutting on this block too.
Yep, 13 more fussy cut stars here too!
Wow, that's a total of 39 little round stars I sewed down on 3 different blocks!
No fussy cutting here, b-u-t those tiny letters. I was glad when I finished those. Kind of time consuming for me.
Finally, just an ole plain one. YIPPEE!
This is the SONS OF LIBERTY flag. This had to do with a TAX the colonist had to pay on EVERY piece of paper they used. CRAZY!
here are my 5 completed blocks in the Sew Along for the month of October.
I wonder what blocks Lori from Humble Quilts ( our fearless leader in this Sew Along ) has
lined out for us in the month of November???