The eagles for my four block quilt are finished! I'm excited to be at this stage, although there is still a lot of work to do.
When I started this project I thought I might add my own personal stamp to this quilt by doing a fleur de lis inspired center applique block. Now I'm veering back toward the more traditional sunburst/spiky circle with a star center. I think I'll have to make some mock-up blocks and see which idea I like better.
Before I stitch the blocks together, I'd also like to applique some five-pointed stars in the area below the wings and tail.
I doubt there's any way I'll finish this quilt by July 4th - at least not July 4th, 2015! That's OK, I'm enjoying the journey and still see several more eagle quilts in my future!