In June I wondered what the July blocks would be... perhaps fireworks, or picnic theme... or star or flag related...
I was excited to see the waving stripes block offered by Carla over at Creatin' in the Sticks
I love my second block with the color placement that gives the illusion of a waving flag and shadows...
However, I could not get the idea of a flag block out of my mind! It was an idea that came to me in the early dawn hours of the day and I just HAD to respond to the calling...
My first plan was to have a 5-1/2" block of star fabric along with some wavy red/white striped fabric to make up the block.
It would have taken less than five minutes to make it, but I did not have a piece of star fabric large enough... the largest I had was only 4-1/2".
So I went with my second option... a 5-1/2" scrappy log cabin block. This one took about 10 minutes. 😁
As I made this block I thought of the HUGE Bi-Centennial celebration that took place across the US in 1976... I was 11 years old and everything was red/white/blue and everyone was patriotic.
In my childhood town they had a fire hydrant painting contest, a beard growing contest for the men, and the big celebration at Bent's Fort that had recently completed the rebuilding of the fort. There was a wagon train that traveled through town to the fort and one of my besties got to ride her horse in the event. What a lucky girl!
Oh, the times have changed. I wonder what things will be like in seven years when the 250th birthday of the United States of America rolls around. I don't want to get into the political realm of things, but I wonder...
Will people be "proud to be an American"?
I know I will be!
I think I will go make an apple pie...
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