Tuesday, July 21, 2009

More red, white and blue

I fully intended to complete and display this little table-topper and during my first-week-of-July 'red, white & blue' extravaganza. But reality hit and it didn't happen. However, after having this project on my list for 2 years now, I figured I'd just go with the momentum, whether it was past the holiday or not.
This was mostly made from a Moda Charm Pack that came out 2 years ago - I think it was called Nantucket. (Anyone out there want to verify?) I needed about 9 extra 5" squares and just pulled them from the stash, along with the back and binding.
My favorite quilts are old, scrappy, everything-thrown-in, so I like that this one imitates that category, but works for a summer-patriotic theme too.What I really want to make is something like THIS. (Found here.) With lots of random-everything thrown in. Aack. I would love it.

And guess what? I'll show you how to make one quick too, if you want. Check back on Friday for a tutorial on hour-glass blocks without having to pre-cut a single triangle. Are you excited or what?!??

19 comments:

  1. I love the topper. What did you use for a pattern?

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  2. Nantucket indeed! One of the first charm packs I bought.

    Love the red, white and blue quilt!

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  3. Love the colors! And now you have it for next year or any other Honor our Troops holiday

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  4. seriously? Not one snippity snip of a triangle? Oh, now I am REALLY excited!!!

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  5. I love both the quilts in these photos. I think I am making hourglass blocks the way you describe right now - it's really great (and you make two at once!)

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  6. You live in Utah, and it's not the 24th yet. So you still have plenty of time to use the red, white and blue.

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  7. Oh Amy..I am in LOVE with that little table topper.R,W, and B are just some of my favorites!! The fabrics are just perfect for that little quilt..I bet it would want to spend the rest of its life here in Virginia...with ME! :) LOL

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  8. I really like these. I may need to make my own. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I am looking forward to Friday's post! great blog, this was my first visit.

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  10. Love the red, white and blue quilt! Very nice topper and yes, I think you are right, it is Nantucket. Looking forward to seeing your tutorial.

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  11. Nantucket...one of my favorites...love your quilt...and yes, it'll be great to have the tutorial!

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  12. yah, a tutorial. I would love to learn!!! I love great red, white and blue!

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  13. Love it!! And a tutorial would be great!! Thanks!

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  14. Great topper! Love the randomness of it too :)

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  15. I love how you were able to make it look "scrappy"!

    Can't wait for the tutorial.

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  16. Hi Amy. This is my first attempt to leave a comment. You know I am technically challenged! Love your blog. Keep up the good work and the fun! (This is your AQ pal Sharon BTW)

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