Time to make a patriotic quilt! 5-17-21

With Memorial Day, Flag Day and Fourth of July on the horizon, let’s make a patriotic quilt! Here are several new pdf downloads to choose from:

Liberty Flag
Firecracker Bouquet
Dawn’s Early Light

On the subject of quilt hangers, this is one we used to sell – the quilt is held under a moveable bar.

Here is Wedding Day hung up. Wedding Day was made in 1997 when Rick and I got married on June 14. It’s very faded – just like us! And Rick has hair! Haha!

I read this book in about 5 days – fast for me – and I loved it. It was a tragic story taking place in the south during the Jim Crow era, making it interesting but very sad, too. Historical fiction is my favorite!

Look at this great DD quilt!

I bought all these small star blocks at a flea market years ago for $15.00. They are by far the best example of crumb quilting that I’ve ever seen. Look carefully at these closeups.

Just had to catch up on all the pictures sitting in my file – waiting for me. Talk tomorrow!

18 thoughts on “Time to make a patriotic quilt! 5-17-21

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Ginger S – I watched the movie this afternoon – not nearly as good as the book.

  1. Diane in Maryland

    Thanks for explaining crumb quilting as I had never heard of it before. Such beautiful quilts with every posting and I really enjoy seeing what other quilters are making.

  2. Ellie

    Wonder if Kathy T has a pattern for that fabulous quilt? I’d love to know. Great star blocks, Mary!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Ellie – if you give me your email, I’ll forward Kathy’s info about her beautiful quilt.

  3. Sandy P

    Speaking of Historical fiction. I just watched a movie on Amazon prime last night with Judi Dench called Six Minutes To Midnight. It is based on a school in England for daughters of high ranking German officials.
    I enjoyed it and am going to do a little research on the school.
    Sandy

  4. Charlotte Shira

    Kathy your quilt is beautiful. I love it! Mary that crumb quilt is awesome. I’ve seen tutorials on making one but haven’t tried it yet. Too many quilts….not enough time. I should have started when I was young!

  5. Jo in Wyoming

    I, too, love historical fiction. History with a little story.
    Boy, today’s DD’s are amazing. They are always great, but today’s have a wow effect. Thanks for sharing.
    There is a lady at the church that takes scraps and does crumb quilting…my stash is too big for that. But it made a beautiful quilt.

  6. Betty Klosterman

    What do you mean by crum quilting? It does look like some of the pieces were scraps sewn together to get the fabric big enough for the needed piece.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Betty Klosterman – yes, that’s crumb quilting! Tiny, tiny pieces sewn together to make the fabric large enough to cut out the star piece in this case.

  7. Diana Weirich

    I like your taste in books.

    What’s the saying “make do, do without, use it up or wear it out”?

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diana Weirich – Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without!

  8. Gloria B.

    Today’s quilts are a WOW! Fabulous job Kathy T and great stars Mary.

  9. Carolyn BARNETT

    Well done Kathy T!!!! Your quilt is just fabulous!! Wish I could see it in person!! Thanks so much for posting, it made my day!! Carolyn Barnett, Rancho Cucamonga, California

  10. Ginger S.

    I also love historical fiction. I liked Mudbound very much and like you, found it interesting and sad. I also loved The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier. The main character is a quaker and a quilter!!. The Widow’s War and Bound by Sally Cabot Gunning were two others that I liked…pre Revolutionary War in Massachusetts. I love seeing all of the quilts. Todays were amazing!

  11. Susan Moore

    Historical fiction is also my favorite, have you read any Ken Follett books? He is one of my favorite authors.
    I have never heard of crumb quilting, I will have to Google.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Susan Moore – LOVED Pillars of the Earth series!!!!

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