Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Lots of progress!

I have been working on the quilt along with Lori, of Humble quilt.  My blocks are in progress, so they are rumpled and not pressed yet, but I am loving them anyway!    I have been making them my own...and was particularly fond of making the Liberty block my own.  I was privileged to travel and see the actual Liberty bell.  I was amazed to find that it was actually forged in 1752...24 years before America started the Revolutionary War, and won our freedom.  That is vision, you know?  People didn't live long back then...so some patriots that were alive then, were not when the war started, or ended.  The first bell cracked upon the first ringing, according to my research, and was recast.  The bell developed a fatal split, and I have embroidered that in place.  On the bell was written, 

 
"Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."  I included part of that inscription on my block.  This is actually a bible verse, from Leviticus 25:10.  

Still lots of applique to go, but here is where I am so far, this week.


Quote of the day!


"You are remembered for the rules you break!"


So maybe we all need to be a rebel once in a while, like those rebels of long ago, who at long odds, won our freedom!


Have a super day,




Julie


14 comments:

Julierose said...

Beautiful work on these--love that you are doing it "your way"....hugs, Julierose

Lori said...

Super fantastic blocks! I've seen the Liberty Bell too! It was so cool!!

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I've seen the Liberty Bell too! It was so cool!!










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Loris said...

Your blocks are looking wonderful. Thank you for the very interesting bits of history!

Janet O. said...

I love the way you are making these "your" blocks.
Would love to see the Liberty Bell someday.
Thank you for the insight into its history.

Karrin Hurd said...

I love your. Locks and seeing your progress!

Kyle said...

Making these blocks your own will make the quilt extra special in the end.

O'faigh said...

Enjoyed your post Julie I saw the Liberty Bell when I visited the States in 2013

Little Penpen said...

Pretty blocks; I love that you made the liberty bell block your own. Thanks for the history lesson, too.... I've never seen the liberty bell.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

They look really really neat!!

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Nancy said...

I like your addition of stars around the victory bowl, Julie. And thank you for the history of the Liberty Bell. I'm sure I learned some of those things when I was in high school but that was decades (and decades) ago!

KaHolly said...

Excellent post! Thanks for sharing! Your blocks look great. It’s obvious you are enjoying yourself!

Kim said...

I'm working on my blocks today also.....I love the" winging it method" of this sew along and seeing all the blocks from the others as we move from month to month. Your blocks are looking fabulous Julie! Happy Sewing