I really like the way my patriotic strings blocks turned out. These 2 are a donation towards Matt's quilt, but I am going to keep making them for a project I'd like to begin. I love the idea of looking through my scraps of reds and blues for the appropriate fabric. It's also just plain fun piecing these when you don't have to think too much about matching up shapes! I love it almost as much as making crazy quilt blocks!
I wrote out a personal note to Matt to show concern while he is healing up his eye and his elbow. The flag art is something my 5th graders made this year in the month of October to get ready for the Veteran's Day Program at our school on November 11th. We enjoyed writing out song lyrics from patriotic music in the program, names of states, and messages of thanks to soldiers and veterans. I used my collage version to have some notecards printed up and they