Monday, May 31, 2010

red white & bold

Monday, May 31, 2010
since it's memorial day
i thought it was only fitting to show a set of patriotic quilts
{ from 2008 & 2009 }

it all started with this bundle...

and turned into this quilt!

i quilted the top in light blue
the middle in navy
and the bottom in red
and i did loops and stars!

my mom made this label on her embroidery machine
and i added the details by hand

fabric is Red White & Bold by Sandy Gervais for Moda
pattern - Triple Play
quilted by me
started on 5/2/09
finished on 5/14/09
measures - 54" X 60"
quilt made just because

i also made the matching table runner

fabric is Red White & Bold by Sandy Gervais for Moda
quilted by me
started on 5/25/08
finished on 7/5/08
measures - 15" X 39"
quilt made just because

have a happy & safe holiday!


scottylover said...

Beautiful! I love the star quilting. Thanks for sharing!

Sandy A

Carol said...

Very nice!

Debbie said...

Beautiful! I'm working on my red/white/blue swap gift right now, a table runner and 10 placemats, she's got a big family :) I'm using the Nautical & Nice by Sandy Gervais and followed Rachel Griffith's D9P for the table runner and decided to do it for the placemats also :)

SheilaC said...

LOVE the quilt and the quilted stars you added... thanks for sharing and God Bless our troops!


Tonya's Sewing Room said...

oh, I love it Julie......I love your quilting in loops and stars, makes me want to try that.

peggy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE ANYTHING red white and blue....I may have to copy your idea :)

Peggy in NJ

Dani said...

Great quilt! I love the patriotic colors :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful. I love the stars all over this quilt. And the label is very fitting.

momto2wasd said...

That's a great quilt! My first quilt I made was red, white and blue, so I'm partial to those.

ferne said...

Cute quilt and your Mom just gave me a reason to have to have an embroidery machine! That tag is adorable. I just last night wrote on my new project with a permanent marker and washed it right away before setting it in and it is now a big blur...that wouldn't happen with an embroidery machine!

Terriaw said...

Hey, I have this quilt pattern! So cool to discover it's yours! Love the stars scattered among the jelly roll strips, and the quilting design. Such a perfect summer quilt.

Leslie said...

i love the quilting on this!!! so fun

tiffanie said...

so, i'm a little inexperienced in the quilting world.... how did you do loops and stars? on a machine? is it something you program it to do? wow. i love it.

mascanlon said...

Great quit Julie, I do love the simple strippy quilts with a the accents to jazz them up. They really let the fabric show off and yur quilt is great, a very fun touch.

jaybird said...


i have a mid arm quilting machine that i use to do most of my quilting.... info on my machines can be found here it makes is so that you can think of the quilting as "drawing" on the quilt... so i drew the loops and stars with thread.

i hope that answers your question!

Sandy said...

Darling patriotic your quilting!

Melissa Stramel said...

Oh Julie I love this! Thanks for sharing today especially.

Nicole Morris said...

Thanks for sharing your RWB today. Fun projects too, the stars look twinkly (is that a word?). Oh and thanks for the info on the mid arm machine! ;]

Natalia said...

Very cute! I love your label too!

Joyce said...

i always enjoy seeing red, white and blue. very nice work.

Tricia said...

Love the patriotic quilt and table runner. I hope u had a great holiday!

Mary said...

I just love that quilt. How fun!

Chris said...

So cute!! I have some of that fabric, made a table runner and love it...but I gave it away :( Love your quilt and the star and swirlys are perfect!

wishes, true and kind said...

Nice! I especially love that little table runner!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Lovin' that quilt! I love the stars and stripes... and the quilting. Each section getting it's own color? Brilliant! Love the loops and stars. Very cute.