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Red white blue scrappy stars

Old 03-26-2018, 01:05 PM
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Last week I posted a picture of the beginning of my quilt. I just finished adding the last border. The scrappy centers of the stars were cut with my Accuquilt die cutter and began as 5x2 3/4 inch rectangles. I used these rectangles to make a multicolored quilt, a purple scrappy stars and now, my red/white/blue quilt. The scrappy rectangles ended up as 12 inch blocks, which I squared down to a 11 1/2 square. I added half square triangles, which began as 6 1/2 inch blocks sewn together and squared down to 6 inches. The half square triangles added to the scrappy square created the stars, which measured 22 1/2 inches. There was a total of twelve stars. The squared blocks were joined and two borders were added, 2 inch and 6 inch. The six inch border is a floral, which does not seem like a match for the stars, but the colors made it work and softened it up a bit. The finished top measures 100 x 80 inches. Since this was done in stages, it did not feel so overwhelming. I only punchased the striped fabric and the white background fabric, every thing else came from my stash. Yeah for stashes. I saw some great wide backs on sale at Connecting Threads that are in my color scheme. I always wanted a patriotic quilt and I'm surprised at how happy it looks and it feels like it has energy.
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Old 03-26-2018, 02:29 PM
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Really pretty patriotic quilt, Luci.
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Old 03-26-2018, 03:09 PM
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lovely work
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:39 PM
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Congratulations, you did excellent.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:39 PM
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Love the border.
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Old 03-26-2018, 04:48 PM
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Your patriotic quilt is super! That's a great border print too!
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:50 PM
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WooHoo! Yes it's an energetic design that has me wishing for fireworks! Nicely done!

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Old 03-26-2018, 05:59 PM
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Love all the red, white and blue.
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Old 03-26-2018, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by sewgull View Post
Love all the red, white and blue.
Me too. A great quilt.
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Such a wonderful, patriotic quilt, thanks for posting!!!
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