Paula called me the other day and suggested I write this post because July 4th is just around the corner and our newest version of Simple Star is done in red, white and blue. What could be more perfect. July 4th is just 9 days away and you know you need it to go along with the other red, white and blue you have in your house right now!
Patriotic Simple Star finishes at 60" and is perfect addition to your home. Added bonus - it is super easy, hence it's name!! One year I made 9 of them as Christmas gifts for the girls that worked for us (and us too). They were in Christmas flannel and I still have family members begging for one. Here's our red, white and blue version and the fabrics that we used in the quilt:
|You can also use 4 lights and 4 darks. We choose to use 1 light in this version.|
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You know you can have this finished by July 4th!
For those of you with a "stash" or not interested in a patriotic version, here's the link to the Simple Star pattern. The pattern shows another version we did and it's hard to see, but the quilter did some trapunto when she quilted it. Thank you Crooked Creek Quilts for another beauty!
I love to decorate for the seasons and holidays and I have to say I have stepped up my summer/patriotic decorating. It's not up to the level of my Fall/Halloween/Thanksgiving or Christmas decorating, but I am working my way towards that level. I've added new table toppers, pillows and even some floral, but I'm on the hunt for some red, white and blue plastic/Melamine dishes and another quilt or two. And now I'm thinking the Patriotic Simple Star would be perfect in my house too, but unfortunately it's over in our warehouse in TX - Paula, quick, send me the quilt!! I thought I would share a little of my decorating. It is certainly not up to the level that I've seen on FB and Instagram, but remember, it's a work in progress.
|The pillows are from a kit from Country Sampler and the quilt is "Betsy" from JJ Stitches|
|Both pillow covers are from Pottery Barn and I got them on sale - YAY!!|
|Love my red flowers, but I think this needs a flag or two! The mini quilt is from Country Sampler.|
Month 2 of our Monthly Mystery Mini Quilts Series is winding down and people are sharing their month 1 quilts. I love what everyone has done. Great color selections in all of these. Keep up the good work and keep sending me pictures!
Until next time, happy quilting,