Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Patriotic Quilt

Remember this quilt I told you about in my sharing post last week? Because it is so close to the 4th of July I thought that I would share it with you.
I made this quilt a little while ago and have had it hanging up for a couple of months now. I just love it, and I love how people are drawn to it when they come into my house. They always comment about something on it. I used a curtain rod to hang it, and sewed a little sleeve thing on the back, but I think that I might change it up a bit and use those hooks to hold the quilt up - then if I feel like it I can change it out for a different look.

When I hung the quilt up it needed a little bit something extra to complete the look. Then one day I stopped in at ACE for something and was looking at their decorations and they had these stars. They are a little bit rustic, yet fit well with this quilt.
They were a perfect match! and to top it off they were on sale/clearance 40% off! I picked up two, one for each side. I thought about getting more, but decided that less is more sometimes. I just hung them by the string that the tag was on and voila! done!
I branched out a little bit with my quilting here. I did a simple all over on the stripes part of the quilt - you can kind of see it in the picture above.
But on the stars I decided to quilt with stars! It was a little bit tricky at first, but I really love the way that it turned out. And I love it when people see that there are stars in the quilting - it makes me feel like my hard work is appreciated!

I am off to do laundry and clean up mud! It rained all day yesterday and when it stopped for an hour the kids thought they would go outside and play. The first place they went . . . yep you guessed it, the mud. Thing #5 was pretty much covered in mud from the waist down. I guess it is not all bad when they talk about how much fun they had. :)
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  1. Love your quilt!!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz


  2. That is a great 4th of July quilt! Those stars certainly add a finishing touch to the display.

  3. this looks great. i love the stars in the quilting

  4. this rocks!!! i love it:) thanks so much for sharing!!!

  5. What a beautiful quilt you have created! Love the star quilting stitches. The stars are just perfect for your display.

  6. Love this! I stoped by from Truly Lovely. I made a patriotic quilt too this week: http://loveaffairwithmybrother.blogspot.com/2011/07/fourth-of-july-wall-hanging-tutorial.html

  7. Your quilt is Gorgeous! Thanks for showing the close up of your quilting, I haven't branched out to anything that fancy yet :) Come by and link up to my blog hop, and check out my quilt tutorial on my craft page too- give me your honest feedback!

  8. That's very pretty...and lots of gorgeous work! I have a quilt I need to bind. I am going to have to take a class to learn how. :) I missed that one when I actually went through the class to make the quilt itself.

  9. Happy 4th! Love the quilt. Thanks so much for linking up!

  10. Beautiful quilt!! I love how you quilted the stars in the stars!

  11. Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)


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