Celebrating the 4th of July

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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.

Luanne

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