Isabella's Whimsy

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Patriotic Patio Hanging

on May 26, 2015

I had so much fun making this hanging for my patio.  Got it done in time for Memorial Day, and now I’m ready for Flag Day and the 4th of July.

I learned how to make the July Star Block from a free tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew.  It was the Week 15 block in Quilt Block Boot Camp.  One of the quilters, Jodie, had made a set of 3 July Star blocks using dinosaurs in the centers and then three colors for star points and backgrounds, combining the colors to make a great coordinated look.  Her stars inspired me to use 3 colors and coordinate my blocks, and since red, white and blue are a great combination and the patriotic holidays are on their way, this is what I made:

Patriotic Wall HangingEach block is just under 12 inches.

I adapted a free motion quilting pattern for the star centers.  The pattern is by Leah Day of the Free Motion Quilting Project and is called Bright Star from Day 103 of the project.  I chose this pattern because I could easily adapt it to straight line quilting.  Thanks to earlier lessons by Leah Day I knew how to “travel” and move around the block in an efficient way.

DSCF1092 (2)I decided to finish the quilting with some simple lines inside and outside the star points and one single line of stitches between each of the three blocks.

The back? Yes.

DSCF1090 (2)Blessings,

~Isabella

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2 responses to “Patriotic Patio Hanging

  1. joseyrhodes4 says:

    You are really getting great at this. Jack would have loved the wall hanging. Very nice. Love you.- Original Message —–

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