Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day and Monday Stitchery Link Party

It is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this means a three day weekend. For many others, it means so much more. It is a day that I feel thankful that my family and loved ones that have served their country made it home safe; and my heart goes out to the families and loved ones of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Tomorrow, I will share more about the under the sea block I was working on. Today, I felt I needed to share something more patriotic.

Some of you may remember seeing this before. It was my July block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2014 (CQJP 2014). My goal for the CQJP 2014 was to create 12 purses using the blocks for each month.

I plan to use the block as a pocket on a tote bag. The Susan Winget Stars on Wood fabric pictured above will be used for the exterior of the bag.

And, I think I have just enough of this print for the interior of the bag. The salvage of the fabric only contains part of the information about it, but it says it is from (I did not find it in their current inventory) and it says American Valor Fabrics, American Valor Foundation.

I hope to have the tote finished to share later this week. Today, I am joining Monday Stitchery Link Party #7 at Super Mom - No Cape. If you do any hand stitching, I encourage you to join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by.


Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

That is great patriotic fabric, and I love your stitching on the crazy quilt block. Have a wonderful day!

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Renee! That block is fabulous! Just love it! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day! :) x

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful block and fabrics

Kaisievic said...

The block and the fabrics are gorgeous and just right for Memorial Day.

Pamela said...

Great block. The lace dragonfly is a nice addition.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That's a wonderful patriotic block (and I love the spider and web).

CathieJ said...

I am looking forward to seeing that wonderful patriotic tote completed.

Anonymous said...

Renee, I'm saving all the under the sea posts to read together. =) I LOVE this block! It is so gorgeous, it's making me think about doing a series of fans in red/white/blue.

Renee said...

Thank you! I have to be honest, I always second guess my under the sea blocks. I love the seahorses. I just second guess the rest of my design/layout. I hope you enjoy the series of posts!

The red, white and blue fan was my first attempt at a fan and I had so much fun with it! If you do a series, I would love to see them all. I love this color combination!

SuperMomNoCape said...

And what a beautiful patriot project to share! I love the fan and the stitching you chose for each seam of the fan. And I love the beading too.

I've been thinking about adding some beads to my underwater scene. In fact, I had trouble sleeping last night, so I spent some time re-reading your under the sea posts for inspiration.

Thanks so much for linking up to last week's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back! Aloha hugs!