Monday, July 4, 2022

Design Wall Monday--Independence Day

Design Wall Monday--lots to share today.  See more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog. 

Something patriotic to start--a mini flag quilt made years ago.

Tiny HSTs that finish at 1" and lots of scrappy fun in the borders.  Machine quilted very simply.

Star Spangled Banner music sheet backing. I always remember that Freedom isn't free, it is the result of much sacrifice, generation after generation.

My employer gave us the afternoon off on Friday--paid!--plus today, so it was already a long weekend. I took three more vacation days for the week so only have to work on Friday, yay! Lots more stitching time planned and I have been playing in the scrap bins again. 

The Basket quilt I showed last time DID need the leaf appliques, after all. 

A bit more pattern added with the leaves.  They did not take long to stitch down.  

The leaves add even more sweet charm to this little quilt.  The Mini Charmers 2 booklet by Heather Mulder Peterson has two more  patterns and I want to make them all. I chose the Winding Road for the next scrappy play.

Mostly medium toned scraps with a few zingers to break it up. These all came from my 2.5" precut scrap drawer.

Heather used a a mini charm pack and solid gray for her quilt, but I found a printed plain for a little more texture for mine.  I could make dozens of these from the same scrap drawer! Two of of these butted together would make a nice long runner.

The final pattern is also made from Mini Charms and is called Reflections. 

There is a lot more cutting involved with that.  I will search around in my precut mini charm packs that I've acquired over the years and see if I can find one I like for this pattern.  So fun!


Rebecca Grace said...

Those flowers are adorable, Annie! Happy Independence Day!

Pat said...

the applique leaves make the flower basket shine!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love seeing patriotic quilts at this time of year! Thanks for sharing yours! And those baskets are just the cutest! Great pattern and use of 2 1/2" squares!!!!

Janet O. said...

That is a great little patriotic quilt!
I thought the basket quilt was wonderful without the leaves, but now that I see them there--they are a perfect added spark!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love your creations from the Mini Charmers book! Never enough time to use up all the great (and ever-accumulating) scraps here!

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