…is one of my favorite songs to sing. And Anthem was one of my favorite design to sew! Even some of the fabric was appropriately named, Star Spangled Liberty. So I guess you could say I was just doing my duty as a citizen of this wonderful country by making this top!
For my November OMG I chose Anthem. I had been eager to make this mini since I saw one at our 2017 State Fair. I didn’t any luck buying the original combo of fabrics so I had to search out my own variation, I think I nailed it. The homespun check was from Hobby Lobby, the rest from Always In Stitches.
I love square in square in square blocks! So much fun to build out from the center. These pieces were sewn early on, but then I had to finish baby shower gifts, so I took a hiatus from Anthem. It went together quickly once I was back at it. One afternoon and the top was done!
I turned to the remaining fabrics for the backing, and decided the leftover strips and pieces would be just enough, and I mean just enough to make it. I only have 1″ extra all around, but considering it’s only 21″ to begin with. I will spray baste it to keep things from shifting too much. So, what does the front look like?
I am thinking cross hatch in the striped borders with ditch quilting in the corners. As to the central blocks, no clue! I am predictable. This is in the queue for machine quilting with 2 others. 2 more are being sent off for long arm quilting, so hopefully by the end of the year I will have 5 more wallhangings done to grace the walls of our home. In fact, one of them is soooo close to done it might show up on Friday!