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Red, White & Blue Inspiration

Happy 4th of July to those of you in the United States!  I have some red, white & blue inspiration to “fire” you up for the holiday weekend.

This is one of my favorite quilts that you have seen here before.  It was a long overdue finish from last year, Oh My Many Stars:

Oh My Many Stars made by Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

Several years ago I made this table runner as a sample for a class.  I also did a tutorial on How to add a flange to your quilt, using it as my example:

How to add a flange to your quilt @ The Crafty Quilter

I made a patriotic version of a Christmas table runner which was my stop for the Christmas In July Blog Hop that I hosted last year.  This is really easy, especially if you have some mini charm packs in your stash!

Patriotic table runner @ The Crafty Quilter

And here are a few oldies from my Americana phase.  I still love this beautiful Star of Bethlehem quilt:

Americana Star of Bethlehem @ The Crafty Quilter

And this little flag wall hanging is so cute with its simple qpplique:

Americana Flag Wall Hanging @ The Crafty Quilter

I wish you all a safe and happy 4th of July!  I’ll be back on Sunday with the latest Sew Thankful Sunday post.


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  1. Thanks for the idea on the flange…..it is like framing a picture. I will definitely do this on a quilt project.

  2. Thank you for the Americana inspiration. So many of us take for granted that we live in the greatest land in the world. Thank you for taking time to honor our wonderful country. I love red, white, and blue – maybe part of it is because my dad was in the Army. One of my brothers was born while he was on active duty. Yet it was I who often with my mother who was honored to get to go to summer camp with him. I cannot imagine the patience you had to make the Star of Bethlehem Quilt. All of the quilts are fantastic. I can hardly wait to see what you have found for us on Sunday.

  3. Hi Julie! happy 4th of July! Even I am living in Italy now we celebrate every year this day since we are back for Austin Texas! I love the quilts you make and specially the colors!
    keep in touch
    love Susy

  4. Thank you for sharing those! Great inspiration and ideas! They are all lovely but that star is really special….

  5. Love your quilts/toppers. Where would I find the pattern for your table runner? This could be made into a larger quilt.

    1. I am interested in this patriotic red, white, and blue Christmas table topper/runner pattern as well. Would you let me know where I might purchase the pattern for it?

      Thank you most kindly for your help with this. I am really enjoying your website. Lots of beautiful stitching, and lots of care into every stitch. I just love, love, love this.


  6. Julie, that’s a lovely tribute to Independence Day in the states. All of your pieces are just lovely. I especially like the patriotic version of the Christmas Table Runner with that ricrac! And the Americana Flag Wallhanging is perfect. What a delightful post showing some of your fine work.

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