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It's the 4th of July!!!

Summer is here and I can't believe how quickly this year has gone! Time feels like it is flying by these days. The kids are out of school and I love this time if year. It feels like time slows down a bit. We still have a million things going on, but I don't feel like we're cramming 30 things into each day....maybe only 3 things a day. I also love this time of year because I get to show all my red, white and blue goodies! I don't know what it is about Americana color palettes but its one of my faves for sure!

The quilt on the left is the No Points Stars pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. I made it a few years ago and I love getting it out each year. It's a great freebie and I've made it a few times. Here's a link to where you can find it.

The quilt on the right is this year's edition. It's also a free pattern by Polka Dot Chair. We kitted it in the store with solids and I love how it turned out.

I ended up putting a super flowery panto graph on this quilt to give it some more life and I wasn't sure at first, but I love it now!

The pillow was another addition this year. It's the Five Star Pillow pattern by Branch & Blume featuring the Old Glory Fabrics by Lella Boutique. The store will keep kitting this as long as we can. I may have to make this for each season. I love it sew much!

I probably have more red white and blue cross stitches then I do quilty things. This is mix of old and new.

The Hello Summer pillow is still my fave. This was a cross stitch pattern by Primrose Cottage Stitches that I converted into red, white and blue.

If you see the pattern you might not recogize it but I drew a couple lines on my chart to make it look like the Firecracker Ice Pop my kids love in the summer. I filled in the SUMMER with a navy floss so it stood out. Evertime I dig this one out, it makes me smile.

This was the trio of Patriotic Smalls from Cherry Hill Stitchery: Let Freedom Ring, Stars and Stripes & Old Glory.

One of my favorite things to do is put cross stitch into a pillow decorative pillow. I wrote a basic pillow pattern that fits a 6 1/2" Unfinished center. It works best with cross stitch finishes around 4 3/4" to 5". This cross stitch pattern is one of the designs from Hands on Designs Charm The Summer Basket Triple Play. Stitched on floss and cloth from my stash. Fabrics also from my stash.

You can purchase this finishing pattern on the Quilt Spot website. I've made it a few times with different designs and I love how you can pull a few colors out to highlight the cross stitch design.

I also whipped up this new table runner from Lori Holt Fabrics. The pattern is Starstruck Stripes by Branch & Blume.

If we have any kits left in the store you can find them here.

This is a couple of mini's from Primrose Cottage Stitches: United We Stand & Land That I Love. To see all the Fourth of July themed cross stitch patterns we have in stock click here.

There are SOOOO many I want to stitch! These were stitched on Baby Blue Gingham by Fabric Flair. Floss from my stash.

I also updated the Patchwork Pillow I made for Valentine's Day into a Stars and Stripes version. I know stripes can be intimidating at times, but I LOVE working with them and I'm always looking for ways to use up little pieces of cross stitch cloth. Finding a use for this Navy Aida I had laying around was fun!

If you want to make one too, below is a link to the free tutorial!

Another addition this year was this mini quilt/table topper using Moda's Love Charm Free Pattern. If you have a charm pack laying around, this is a great free pattern. I used the Old Glory fabric and added a 4" border to make it a little bigger.

Drum roll please.....

Last but not least - I finished this scrappy edition of the United quilt pattern by Gigi's Thimbles. I am crazy about this quilt! I bought 4 1/2 yards of Moda's Bella in American Blue (9900-174) for the background. I used all my scraps for the flags, border and binding. I love the dark background but this quilt would look good with a light or tan background. It's SEW fun!!

Alright, it's time to start something new ;-)! Till next time....

I hope this inspires you to make something today!


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Eileen Paisley
Eileen Paisley
Jul 04


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