For me, July means
red, white and blue and
over the years, that has meant many
This month I had two different ideas so,
while I had that color combo scattered
across the floor, I kept on sewing.
The first one is a return to a past love,
stripes and plaids.
My stash is still filled with these wonderful
fabrics that reflect that primitive homespun look.
Fireworks and Pie
35" x 35"
I had always wanted to make a log cabin quilt using
a extra large center square.
Starting with a bright red center and
using strips in roughly the same width and
then casually trimming the blocks, it was
fun to put these blocks together.
I cut many of the strips on the bias
to add movement and interest.
When I finished I thought the centers needed some
wool stars buttonholed with a variegated perel cotton thread.
The second one took a different direction.
Still simple, but much darker.
24" x 28"
In honor of my family members who answered the Alarm
on April 19, 1775 and fought at the battle of Lexington and Concord.
I started piecing 2 1/2" blue and red squares together
as 4 patches. Nothing could be much simpler.
My first thought was to finish with a dark blue border.
Looked pretty blah.
The blue is one that you might recognize. It's a
very old Jenny Beyer's VIP fabric.
It may be old, but was the perfect shade of blue.
I decided to cut down that border
and add a lighter brighter blue.
Small pieces of batting fused together can be
easily used in a mini quilt, as well as odd pieces
of leftover fabrics for the backings
The barb wired fence display looked great with
Be sure to stop by Wendy's blog, The Constant Quilter,
for the list of other Mini Makers.
Until Next Time-