Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Scrap Happy Summer~ Independence Day

Happy Independence Day!    
For today's Scrap Happy Summer a tute for a 4th of July quilt.
To make it you will need 
Various scraps of read and white for the points
63- 2 1/2" white squares
48- 2 1/2 " red squares
504- 2 1/2" blue squares
110- 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" blue rectangles

For each white star use 8- 2 1/2" blue squares and 1- 2 1/2" white
On four of those squares sew a point as shown.

Press and trim

Add another point

Press and trim.

Arrange your star and sew into a nine patch.

With 28 of your rectangles add points on one side.


With remaining rectangles add points on both ends.  
Here is the progress I have made so far.  
I'm real excited for this one.  Not only is it putting a dent in my blue scrap bin.  (For some reason that one fills up a lot faster than the others.)  It's a wonky mindless sewing quilt perfect for summer.

Hope your 4th is safe and fun!


4 comments:

  1. Looks like an easy way to make some stars. My red, whites, and blue scraps are very, very low right now. I used them in the Save The Whales quilt recently.

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  2. Nice! I really like it. I was thinking today I need a new RWB quilt. Sometime.

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  3. I'm excited to add this to what I want to sew with my scraps list. Love the quilt. Thanks...
    Mary

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  4. just the best of 2 loves: stars and patriotism! this will be my next Quilts of Valor -- hope my friends love me after I rummage through their blues and reds! Sharing is caring!

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