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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?!??

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19 Comments

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    V and Co.
    July 21, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    uh yes…well you asked

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    Christine
    July 22, 2009 at 1:46 am

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

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    nicolette
    July 22, 2009 at 2:22 am

    Nantucket indeed! One of the first charm packs I bought.<br /><br />Love the red, white and blue quilt!

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    Petit Debutant
    July 22, 2009 at 2:27 am

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

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    Katy
    July 22, 2009 at 6:26 am

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

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    Mishkat
    July 22, 2009 at 6:54 am

    I love both the quilts in these photos. I think I am making hourglass blocks the way you describe right now – it&#39;s really great (and you make two at once!)

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    Nedra
    July 22, 2009 at 7:30 am

    You live in Utah, and it&#39;s not the 24th yet. So you still have plenty of time to use the red, white and blue.

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    Chris
    July 22, 2009 at 7:31 am

    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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    Chatty Cricket
    July 22, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I AM excited!!!

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    Mindy
    July 22, 2009 at 11:56 am

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

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    Lizzie
    July 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I am looking forward to Friday&#39;s post! great blog, this was my first visit.

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    Jackie
    July 22, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    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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    Patty
    July 22, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Looking Good!

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    Sherri
    July 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Nantucket…one of my favorites…love your quilt…and yes, it&#39;ll be great to have the tutorial!

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    Pamela
    July 23, 2009 at 9:52 am

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

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    Dawn
    July 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

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

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    Amy - Park City Girl
    July 23, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    Great topper! Love the randomness of it too 🙂

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    The Quilt Buddy
    July 23, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I love how you were able to make it look &quot;scrappy&quot;!<br /><br />Can&#39;t wait for the tutorial.

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    americanfamily
    July 27, 2009 at 10:11 am

    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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