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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! πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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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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