Patriotic Nine Patch Star Finish

I've finally had a chance to get back to the Nine Patch Star that my friends are helping to make. We've had two sewing days to make the blocks and assemble the top, and then I started on the strips to add the borders.  One of the sewing day ladies took a bunch of strips …

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Sew Day Patriotic Nine Patch Stars

We had our second sew day to work on the patriotic quilt, five more friends sewing on my machines, pressing seams, cutting sashing and cornerstones, and making binding.  Of course, we had a pot luck lunch too, and did take a nice break to enjoy a meal.  I decided to do the Nine Patch Star …

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Quilt of Valor Barn Raising

This barn raising setting for the next Quilt of Valor was so interesting with the variety of patriotic prints and mix of colors with a bit of gold.  I liked the transition from a light beige to a darker beige background as the blocks go from center to edge.  I loaded it longways in order …

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Quilt of Valor – United We Stand Panel

This next Quilt of Valor was an asymmetrical quilt with a nice design to augment a panel.  The panel is the center section with the eagles.  The right side section has pieced friendship stars set in rows alternating with strips of star fabric.  On the left side is a sashed strip of alternating color background …

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Happy Independence Day Tablescape and Ideas

How is one supposed to have a cookout in the rain? The forecast isn't promising for this evening and it is foggy this morning portending a very humid day.  Supposedly the rain will clear for a bit around cooking time, but I can't count on that.  So, as I had to do last year as …

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Crescent Dogs and Patriotic Tables

Memorial Day weekend is here, a great time for some finger food to watch the auto races on Sunday, or to take to the park for a picnic, or pack in a warmer to go hiking. Even if you are staying home, the weather looks nice here for a meal on the veranda. This tablescape …

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Patriotic Star Mini Quilt

I wanted a red,white and blue mini quilt for my quilt stand, so I got out some patriotic colors and prints and had some fun.  I did something really different this time, and I'll show you step by step.  Here's what you need - Four 2-1/2 inch squares each of blue and white, Four 3-inch …

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Patriotic Tablescape 2016

Summer time is the right time for a red, white and blue tablescape.  This one was for our Memorial weekend cookout, and I'll be breaking out some of the same things on the 4th of July. The Patriotic Table Runner is one I made a couple of years ago, click on the name for the …

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Patriotic Cookout

It was raining on the 4th of July, and I had already invited friends over for a cookout. I decided to go ahead, but have the meal inside. So I set another Patriotic tablescape on the formal dining table. This time because we were inside, I used the red chargers on white Battenburg placemats, with …

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Patriotic Tablescape Memorial Day 2015

I planned to have a nice dinner for four the weekend of Memorial Day, so I set the table a little early.  I do that sometimes so I can enjoy the decorations for more than just the holiday day. The reason is our dining table is fully visible from the second floor.  Setting it in …

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