Saturday, August 27, 2011

Patriotic Diamonds

Fourth of July, friend Gwen was working on a patriotic quilt with some blocks she won at guild a few years back. It inspired me to revisit the patriotic stars that I had started over two years ago. The pattern was an adjusted version of the Stars and Stripes quilt in Kaffe Fassett's Passionate Patchwork.

Having not had a lot of time to sew in the last two years, I dove in to the project head first and was determined not to come up for air until it was all done.

There were a large variety of Aunt Donna scraps to use for the stars and I was glad to get this fussy cut diamond of the Pledge of Allegiance.

I found this little hometown toile in my stash and love the little flags in the windows even if some of them are hung improperly. When hung vertically, the blue ground should always be to the upper left facing in the direction of the largest audience.

The plan was to set all the stars together with navy prints. I had quite a few from Aunt Donna and added a couple of my own fabrics to make up the difference. Once everything was on the design wall, I couldn't stop until it was all assembled because I was not going to place those navy diamonds more than once!

Rounding out the navy prints was this lovely blueberries on a black ground. And it gave the quilt its name...


"Hooray for the Red, White, and Blueberries!"


7 comments:

SewDivaDiane said...

I love this quilt! I can't even think of a great word to describe it!

Heather said...

Love, love, love!

quiltluvr said...

Interesting about hanging the flag. I knew the rule about the blue being on the left but not "to the largest audience". Very cute fabric and quilt.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Awesome piece!

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

I usually don't care for patriotic (red/white/blue) quilts, but this one has changed my mind. It's gorgeous.

Mary said...

Sooo pretty, Love your blog, Hugs, Mary

Christina said...

Gorgeous!