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:

V and Co. said...

uh yes...well you asked

Christine said...

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

nicolette said...

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

Love the red, white and blue quilt!

Petit Debutant said...

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

Katy said...

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

Mishkat said...

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!)

Nedra said...

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.

Chris said...

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

Chatty Cricket said...

I AM excited!!!

Mindy said...

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

Lizzie said...

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

Jackie said...

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.

Patty said...

Looking Good!

Sherri said...

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

Pamela said...

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

Dawn said...

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

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Great topper! Love the randomness of it too :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

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

Can't wait for the tutorial.

americanfamily said...

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)