Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Personal Flag Quilt - Slovakian Flag

To recap I've been working on my own Personal Flag Quilt to represent the heritage from my ancestors. You can read my previous posts here, here and here.
Here is another look at Amy's Quilt. She inspired me to picture my own quilt based on her ideas and creativity. Thanks again Amy.
So last weekend I worked on my last block, the Slovakian Flag block. The Slovakian flag is a relatively modern flag given the push and pull of governments in the history of the Slovakian territory in Europe.
When my grandparents came to the United States from Slovakia it was called Austria-Hungary at the end of the 1800s. I believe the political upheaval their homeland was subjected to had a huge part in my grandparents reason for leaving their families and country. I consulted my sisters about which of the several flags, that have flown in Bela nad Cirochuou, (the city of my grandparents origin) would be the best for my quilt and they agreed with me that this modern flag would quilt the prettiest and would be the most authentic since Slovakia is now recognized as its own country.

Now I'm really looking forward to joining my flags together to make a quilt. So I'm dreaming of different ways to position my blocks and create one cohesive quilt top.

-nanette

19 comments:

Nedra said...

I think this is such a great idea! I have been quite involved in Family History this last year, and now I want to do some research on the flags of my heritage.

Lori Holt said...

Perfect.
I'm going to get mine started too Nanette...as soon as I get a second...lol.
xx
lori

AnnieO said...

Modern is a great choice for you with this fun interpretation of red, white and blue! Can't wait to see your flags all flying in your quilt.

Impera_Magna said...

You're so right about the number of different flags a country has had... and which to use???

I love this idea and may give it a go sometime... after I whittle down my "to make" quilt list...

pratima said...

It is gorgeous! It is a special quilt one that is close to your heart and I love your sweet touches to each of the blocks. The fabrics are so much fun!

amy smart said...

You are making great progress! I am so impressed. This block is awesome.

Carrie P. said...

Great idea!

RETRO-fabulous said...

What a fantastic quilt, Nanette!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! You're almost there! I can't wait to see the finished top!

madrekarin said...

Nanette- Your flags/blocks are fabulous! I cannot wait to see the finished quilt. :)

Muddling Through said...

I like it! What a neat way to explore and celebrate your heritage. This will be a real heirloom for so many reasons.

Ivona said...

Great idea, our flag looks nice with these fabrics :-) Greetings from Slovakia :-)

Busty LaRue said...

This is such a great idea! I totally want to do one of these now.

*karendianne. said...

Wow! That is really super neat. How inspiring.

Joleen said...

Great idea!
I've awarded you the "One Lovely Blog" Award. Great work. Great site.

Joleen

Belinda said...

Well your little Slovakian flags are just soooo unique! I don't know what I thought they would look like, but they are w-a-y cute!
This is such a great way to help preserve some of your ancestry!!

Aunt Spicy said...

I love those blocks you have made! I actually started a flag quilt forever ago...maybe I should finish it!

Susan said...

What have I missed?!! This is a fantastic idea. Your history sounds charming.

Shari said...

I think this might be my favourite flag - what a great project.