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Old 01-13-2020, 10:43 AM
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Last year I designed a patriotic quilt with four stripes for a friend. I named it "God Bless Dianna." Here is a link to that quilt: https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...a-t304777.html

I wondered if I could do a better job of quilting on a second/bigger quilt with six stripes so I redesigned and enlarged the pattern. The answer is "no" on the quilting. The dense quilting that I did on the navy borders is almost invisible. I named this one "God Bless America." It finished at 68" x 86."

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I had some orphan blocks left over so I put them together with the thought of making a baby quilt. After it was sewn together, it looked more like the center medallion of a larger quilt:

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I didn't know where to go from there so I got some sage advice and an idea from this thread: https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...t-t307215.html

I had plenty of patriotic fabric left over so I turned the center medallion into an 83" x 83" monster. This one I named "Grand Old Stars."

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I think I've now made enough red, white, and blue quilts to last me a lifetime.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:53 AM
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Very nice quilts and quilting!
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:06 PM
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Quite the beautiful display of patriotic quilts! You are very creative and “dress-right-dress” with your accuracy. Fabulous finish on each of your pieces - thank you for sharing!
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:20 PM
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Lovely RWB quilts and quilting!🇺🇸
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:23 PM
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Wow! Each one is beautiful! I'm grateful for the larger pictures so I can zoom in!
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Old 01-13-2020, 01:30 PM
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Beautiful quilts! I really like the quilting in the blue, and the white stars.
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Beautiful work and the Red, White and Blue combinations are colors that bring out our patriotism. Thanks for sharing these works of art.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:21 PM
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I love them both! GBA would make a great QOV.
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:36 PM
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I love R,W,B quilts. Yours turned out beautifully. Quilting is beautiful too.
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