My gosh, the end of June is closing in! I’ve been making some UFO progress this month for my 2019 UFO & WIP Challenge project. My Save The Bees quilt just needs a little hand sewing along the hanging sleeve and quilt label. This quilt is from last year’s BOM with Jacquelynne Steves. I’ll show full pictures on Sunday’s blog post.
When I went to pull some needles for the hand stitching, I realized that I had so many choices! I usually like straw needles for hand sewing my binding on, but I think applique needles might be nice too. And then I found Binding Needles for heavens sake! I’m going to try those first. This would be a great topic for another blog post, don’t you think?
I am itching to make something with red, white and blue fabric. I decided to just play with my fabric instead of making something with it. It seems every year around this time I do the same thing. I took some pictures of my fabric pulls. There are so many different types of red, white and blue – did you know? First is this bright and cheerful group of vintage “ish” fabric which makes me happy. It’s from the collection “Sugar Sack” by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics.
I really love these dusty reds and grayed blues together. I can think of all kinds of things to make with these fabrics. This group is mostly Charleston by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics.
And then there is this Americana collection of red, white and blue with some aged tan which is so classic. This fabric (from several years ago) is by Minick & Simpson for Moda and it’s called Claremont Farms. I’m currently using these in my other disappearing 9-patch quilt.
As quilters, we’re always drawn to fabric. It’s what keeps me quilting! But there’s never enough time in the day to make all the things. Just playing with fabric can sometimes scratch that itch.
If you DO have time and are looking for a quick project to make, check out my Star Spangled Heart pattern. This 18 1/2″ wall hanging is super fun to make and it has instructions for two different sizes as well as alternate quilt layout ideas.
If you want some more ideas and inspiration for red, white and blue projects, check out this roundup of free Patriotic quilts at Quilt Inspiration.
I hope you’re having a great week so far. Thanks for sharing a little of your day with me!