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2019 Red White & Blue

Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s July already — don’t know about you but this year feels like it’s going by quickly!

We’re leaving for another trip in a couple of weeks so hubby and I have a quiet day planned for July 4th. We’ve been working on a couple of patio projects — we mounted a TV on the outside wall in the lanai that can seen and heard from the pool and hot tub. Now I have my own private resort area in my backyard! I can layout and drink, read, listen to music and watch TV . Our other project was adding an outdoor antenna. We gave up cable a few ago and decided to stream TV shows and movies..we added the antenna to get local news –especially weather updates.

Not the best picture — it’s raining but you can see the reflection of the antenna. Everything is against the wall to keep it rain free.

The items below are patriotic projects I’ve made over the past few months but not shared here on the blog.

My continual obsession with embroidered pillows: The USA design I purchased from Itch 2 Stitch. It is a sketch design — super quick stitch out comes in several sizes. The “God Bless America” design was purchased from Embrotique — also a quick stitch that comes in several sizes.

2019 Patriotic Quilted Pillows w Embroidery
2019 Patriotic Quilted Pillows w Embroidery

Our May club project was a QAYG table runner using RWB fabrics. Our starting block had to include a patriotic embroidery design. We used this YouTube video by Scrappy Patch for making the table runner. This was a great scrap busting project also perfect for jelly roll strips or any other pre cut 2.5 inch strips. I made placemats to match. I purchased the flag heart embroidery designs from Planet Applique.

This was my attempt at making a QAYG hexie mug rug. I didn’t do a good job — it’s very distorted — the shape is weird!

Log Cabin Hexie Mug Rug
Log Cabin Hexie Mug Rug

I used the free pattern Yankee Doodle Flag Gems found on the Quilt Inspiration blog which is home to lots of free patterns and inspiration to make the wall hanging below. I plan on adding fusible white stars in the blue section and some embroidery to one of the white stripes. Another scrappy project great for 2.5 inch strips.

RWB Strip Pieced Flag Wall Hanging or Table Topper
RWB Strip Pieced Flag Wall Hanging or Table Topper

Runner and log cabin coasters for my coffee table.

I did take my Juki sewing machine on our travels to make this RWB log cabin quilt. I basted the quilt this past weekend and plan on quilting and binding it today.

RWB Log Cabin Lap Quilt
RWB Log Cabin lap quilt

I guess that’s enough for today! Hope you are having a relaxing Monday πŸ™‚

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7 thoughts on “2019 Red White & Blue

  1. So many pretty red, white & blue quilts! I’ll be right over to join you in your outdoor hideaway. Just need to stop off for an iced vanilla breve . . .

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  2. Sylvia E Anderson on said:

    Love all the RWB items, but that quilt is gorgeous. I think I am going to make some for myself. It seems as though whenever I make something for myself, it some family member’s birthday. Thanks for sharing and Happy 4th. of July!

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  3. Hi Karla! Great holiday projects, all of them. If I had to choose one, I’d pick the table runner. That heart in the center with the star and stripes is just so darn cute. Good idea to add the placemats! Your backyard looks like it’s the place to be. Ahh, just imagine floating around in the pool and watching TV at the same time. I’d never get any sewing done! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Hi Karla, I love all these RWB projects! I made a flag table topper last year and just pulled it out last night πŸ˜‰ Those pillows are just fabulous! So envious of your ‘resort area’…looks like you’ll have plenty of relaxing days. Enjoy!!

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