#SOL20: Patriotism

Basic Theme:  Red, White and Blue

Secondary Theme:  Stars

Thirty six squares beginning at 2.5 inches each form the basis.  Thirty six different designs with and without stars as well as a sashing of white on white stars and even starts stitched as a part of the quilting. Thousands of stars.

More importantly, my first patchwork design. Hours selecting. Hours laying out. Hours sewing and then the picture in my head did not match the final design. And then rinse and repeat times three.

A noble goal. A gift times three. Completed. Mailed. Ready for the holiday.  The red, white and blue of liberation.

Table runner – left half


Table runner – right half


Which was emphasized:  process or product?

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How was this process like instruction?  Education?

How will you share your patriotism on July 4th?

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7 responses

  1. Nice job, Fran. I like the layout of your blocks. The repeating stars tie things together. As with so many things in life we are given raw materials (students) and we need to decide how to make the most of them (teaching strategy). So, what’s next?

    1. Thank you.
      I spent way too long on figuring out layout when they were all different. Crazy.
      Grad presents – the soup cozies (5) were finished first.
      Not sure what is next.

  2. I thought it was beautiful- very simple. Seems like a lot of work. Sadly, not feeling too patriotic as of late but I will save that post for another page. Beautiful work.

    1. Thanks!
      It is work but there is something about the creation / envisionment stage to completion that is so addictive!

  3. This is a beautiful table runner! I grew up in a quilting home, and while I’ve only completed a few of them myself, I’ve always enjoyed seeing what others have created. This is a difficult time in our nation’s history, and much of what I’ve “known to be true” for most of my life is being questioned. That said, this is a nation like no other, and I appreciate your salute to it.

  4. Thanks, Tim.
    So many ways to “create” some art and keep busy!

  5. Wow, this is really beautiful. I almost never like 4th of July designs because red, white, and blue are such blaring colors, but this is soft and subtle, it almost looks antique. Really lovely work and fabric choices! The 4th is my birthday, and I spent my early childhood believing what adults told me–that everyone was celebrating me, LOL.

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