Over the years I've had many requests for quilt patterns of quilts I've designed and made. So this year it's time to finally fill some of those requests. The first of the requested patterns was Bluebirds and Blossoms, you can find it here. Stars and Stripes Forever is next and now available in my Etsy shop.
Stars and Stripes Forever is a throw sized quilt pattern that is the perfect size for Quilts of Valor. The 69 x 79 finished quilt would also be a great little quilt to take along on a summer picnic or backyard barbecue. And how jealous would the neighbors be to see this tossed over your comfy rocking chair or porch swing?
I designed this quilt after seeing a beautiful quilt that was much more advanced. You can read more about the inspiration quilt here.
My quilt is scrappy, made from fat quarters and fat 8ths. But this could easily be made from 100% scraps from your scrap bins. Most of the fabrics in Stars and Stripes Forever are from Wal-mart, Joann's and our local discount quilt shop that has gone out of business. You can read more about my fabric choices here.
Since I like to break the quilting rules I chose to use two different methods of applique in my quilt. The stars are raw edge fused applique using Heat N Bond Lite and Superior MicroQuilter 100wt Thread.
The wave in the border is a more traditional applique that does not have raw edges. It was stitched in place using Superior Thread Mono-poly Clear thread. This thread is amazing! Once the quilt is washed you can't tell the wave has been machine stitched in place.
The Stars and Stripes Forever pattern can be found in the Podunk Pretties Store on Etsy as both a Mailed paper copy and an instant PDF digital download.
If you're a patriotic quilt lover like me you might also like Patriotic Picnic that is also available in the Shop. This big scrap buster quilt finishes at 95 x 95!
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