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Happy Independence Day!

What better way to celebrate all things American than with a barn quilt and a barn quilt!!!

On a recent visit to Northern Illinois to visit my family, my sister, brother-in-law and I went “barn quilting” in Racine County, WI. (For more information about the Racine County Barn Quilts Click Here)

I saw this barn quilt and I LOVED it!!! I don’t think I have ever seen a pattern like that before. Of course I had to take a photo – (click on any photo for a larger view.)

And since I was visiting and staying with my Mom & Dad for nearly three weeks, and I had access to a sewing machine and sewing tools (thanks to my sister Sherree) guess what I did?

I made my own Stars & Flags Barn Quilt quilt!

I did take some liberties and added the extra stars across the top of the quilt for added length. I am planning on donating this quit to American Hero Quilts, and organization that makes and donates quilts to active duty wounded soldiers.  (For more information about American Hero Quilts Click Here

This quilt is has been quilted but I am not yet posting a photo of the finished quilt. I am working on turning this quilt into a Summer Mystery Quilt Event. I hope to be posting the details in a few days.

Take some time today to celebrate your independence and your freedoms with your family and friends!

Enjoy the day, I know that I am. And I am free to do what I love, which is quilts and quilting!!!



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Happy 4th of July to everyone!!!

Here is my favorite quote about this day –

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.
~Erma Bombeck

And also to show the American Spirit, here are some photos of a flag quilt made by my friend Cynthy Kram. The quilt is on display, and you can get the pattern at, the Wild Rose Quilt Shop, Orting, WA

Click on any photo for a larger view.

Flag 1-Bl


The quilt is 59 x 37 inches. The pattern is “Old Glory” by Yellow Creek Quilt Design The red and white blocks are only 6 inches square!!!

Here is a view of the back –

Flag 2-Bl

I used matching thread on the light fabrics. I felt using a contrasting thread would take away from the spectacular piecing on the front of the quilt. I hope you can see the detail of the quilting from the back.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

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