July 7, 2009

Star Spangled Fourth

Posted in Twitter Quilts...Twilts tagged , , , , , at 11:10 AM by Shelley Swanland

Star Spangled 4th

It seemed appropriate that I should do a Twilt celebrating our country’s birthday. I took a very simple approach to “Star Spangled 4th” and choose lots of blue fabric with stars for the central panel. The red star and stripe batik complemented the blues. For contrast I added the white stripe. I quilted an X pattern across each blue square and used a red straight stitch to quilt around the white patterns in the batik.

Star Spangled 4th Detail

Then came the fun of searching through my buttons, pins and charms to find the embellishments that I sewed into the center of each blue square. My favorite find was the Polymer Clay Flag pin.

I hope that you and your family had a fabulous and safe holiday weekend!


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  1. Kay Freschly said,

    Shelly, this is a really neat quilt. You sure found some vibrant colors. Neat way to set the blues in one are and split the red sections on both sides of it. had you been here in Betsy Ross’s day, our flag might look a bit different. smile.

    • Thanks Kay,
      Simplicity rules with this one. Digging through the pins, buttons and dodads was a blast.

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