Hooray! The red, white, and blue Liberty Sparkler quilt is finished in time to celebrate the 4th of July this weekend. I know Liberty fabrics are from the UK, but it does still feel appropriate to use Liberty fabrics for a patriotic quilt. 🙂
The pattern for this quilt is made using the Sparkler pattern from Pat Sloan’s book, Holiday Celebrations (more details here).
I pieced this quilt top last month and got it finished thanks to the fabulous machine quilting by Sew Shabby Quilting. I had Melissa do the Stars pantograph at a medium scale and I love the scattered texture – plus 4th of July vibe – it gives to the quilt.
The dominant print fabrics used in this quilt are mostly from the Carnaby Collection from Liberty Cottons. I love them so much I already have another quilt planned with them!
The contrasting fabrics include Riley Blake Light Indigo Chambray (on sale this weekend from SoJo Fabrics) and the Uncle Sam Blossom basic with red, white, and blue tossed blossoms. (I also added a Lori Holt Bee Basic Red Tiny Daisy print because I wanted one more red.)
For my backing I used a Bandana print by Lori Holt. I wanted something that wouldn’t look dirty if used as a picnic quilt. 🙂 (Sadly, this fabric is out of print.)
You may have noticed I added a 4″ outside border to the original quilt – partly because I wanted to make the quilt bigger and partly because I wanted to use this little floral print (called Bloomsbury Blossom). It’s just so loveable.
I put pinwheel blocks in the four corners for fun. (For these blocks I made 4 Half Square Triangles at 2 ½″ x 2 ½″ – so that they would be 2″ x 2″ finished HST’s.)
So there we go – another festive red, white, and blue quilt. (I am on a red, white, and blue roll this year!)
Wishing all of you US folks a safe and happy 4th of July weekend. I for one am feeling SO grateful and excited to be able to get together with family and friends this year – some of whom we haven’t seen since 2019! So hooray for that.