Celebrating the 4th of July


Can you believe it is already just about the 4th of July?  The summer seems to speed by so rapidly. I’d like to slow down time right now as I thoroughly enjoy the summer.

I thought I would take this time to share a few of quilts that remind me of the 4th of July. image

This first quilt I made for my son many years ago.  He requested a patriotic quilt and really loved all the flags.  Yesterday I came into the living room to find it displayed on the back of the couch as he wanted to decorate for the 4th.

This next quilt was made during a trip to the international quilt show in Rosemont, IL a few years back.  I attended this show with a few friends every year.  We always brought our machines and would pick out a project to work on during the evenings in our hotel room.  This was the project I chose and the top was finished before we went home.  Of course, like many of my projects it is still just a top waiting to be quilted.image

This last quilt was the result of a strip swap I participated in at my local quilt shop.  I love swaps among friends.  As you look at the finished quilt, different fabrics remind you of your friends, all while giving you a lot of variety.image

While it is not patriotic, it is certainly a quilt that celebrates summer.

I may not take as much time to quilt during the summer, but I still love being surrounded by my summer quilts.  I may just grab one of the finished quilts to wrap up in out by the campfire tonight as we start our 4th of July celebrations.


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