Patriotic Tablescape 2019

We had some friends over, and after they left, DH came in and insisted that the hydrangea be trimmed back as it was taking over the steps.  I intended to do that anyway, just not yet.  I wanted some of the gorgeous blue flowers for my July 4th tablescape.  Hydrangeas last a long time in …

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Memorial Day Weekend Fun and a tribute

It has been a bit busy around here lately in spite of my bum knee, and this weekend was full.   On this weekend to count our blessings and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom, here are a few of my posts with patriotic theme projects and tablescapes. I …

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Vintage Fourth Tablescapes

This year, I thought I'd do my patriotic table with a vintage theme.  I had these Bell canning jars and a vintage-style milk crate for inspiration.  It would be something a bit different than the usual flags for July 4th.  Plus, making the table fresh and new from previous years using only what I had …

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Patriotic Quilting Roundup

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 …

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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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