I have been working on secret projects lately that I cannot share yet. Of course, one is the Scrap Dance Square Dance Mystery, and another is my new pattern (currently in pattern testing) for my new Chocolate Covered Cherries quilt. I have some new readers, and maybe some long time readers, who have not seen the Patriotic quilting projects and free patterns I’ve had over the past couple of years. So, here is a roundup of quilting ideas, in time to get completed prior to Independence Day. With each project, I tried a new idea or technique. Starting off, the Patriotic Mini Quilt was double quilted in two motifs and two colors. It was a fun and easy project. Click on Patriotic Mini Quilt to see the steps and get the free pattern.
Each year since I made it, I have used the Patriotic table runner using Tri Recs rulers on my summer holiday tables. To make one, start HERE. You’ll learn about putting borders on pointed projects, and binding non-90-degree angles.
Of course, you can make a patriotic tablescape with it when you are done like this one. The runner is the star of the table, with white lace placemats, red chargers, and white plates topped with red salad plates. Simple centerpiece elements of candles and star sprays leave lots of room for great food.
I made a Patriotic Nine Patch Star quilt for a QOV, using the pattern I developed for the blog. It is shown in Christmas colors on this post. This free pattern pdf download has both colorways – Nine Patch Star. I set my quilt with sashing in the background ivory, and cornerstones of a star print.
Scrap Dance Tango in Patriotic Colors is an add-on pattern to the Scrap Dance Tango pattern available on Etsy.
One more thing, I have written a tutorial on using heat erase gel pens for Madam Sew. Click on Heat Erasable Gel Pens to see the article. Not an affiliate link, but they did compensate me for the article.
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Oh, and I almost forgot, I did a New Variation on a Disappearing Nine Patch patriotic colors in 2014, that most of you may not have seen.
Have fun doing some patriotic projects this month! Are you sewing projects for the summer?
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