According to the calendar, this Tuesday will be the official first day of summer 2022! As you know I absolutely love to decorate my home according to each season and holiday, so naturally, I’m sporting a lot of red, white, and blue right now. July 4th is one of my most favorite holidays because I love my country and what it stands for. That’s why I’m proud to use my creativity and skills to design décor that shows off my patriotism!
How’s your summer decorating coming along? I bet there are some really neat projects being worked on out there… Let me know in the comments what you currently have on your work table – I’m always curious about what you all are up to! If you’re looking for a patriotic project or just need some inspiration, we have a ton of really cute patriotic-themed projects in the shop, many of which are on sale right now! Let’s take a look at a few of my favorites.
First up we have my super popular quilt, “Our Flag Stands for Freedom.” This fat quarter tower friendly quilt is great for both beginners and master quilters alike. The simple square pieces go together easily, and the star units provide an opportunity to get some practice working with half square triangles.
You can do “Our Flag Stands for Freedom“ either as a mini measuring at 27″ x 36″, or full-size quilt at 54″ x 72″. The mini quilt makes a great gift or weekend project if you need something fast. The full-size version is on the quick and easy side as well, but still produces stunning results. Plus, all you need is a fat quarter tower to make both projects (binding and backing are separate). Instructions for both the mini and full-size quilt are included in the pattern!
Another quilt designed with patriotism in mind is, “Liberty Gatherings.” If you like wool appliqué and don’t mind a little bit more of a challenge in a project, this quilt is for you. Complete with the liberty bell, symbols of peace, love and patriotic pride, “Liberty Gatherings“ doesn’t miss a beat in showing off my love for this country. It even has a flag waving sheep!
Measuring at 76″ x 76″ this is a great quilt for wall décor. I also think it would look lovely hanging over the back of your front porch swing, or displayed on a full size bed in your home or cabin. So many possibilities!
“Land of the Free… Home of the Brave“ is a beautiful patriotic quilt that Jess designed for us. This quilt is the perfect representation of America and would make a great gift for a special soldier in your life. Large red lettering proudly displays our country’s slogan around the boarder. “Land of the Free… Home of the Brave“ measures 76″ x 88″ making it a nice size for a bed or couch. I personally think it would look really cool hung as wall décor for the 4th of July.
Do you like punch needle? If you said yes I have a few adorable projects that you just might be interested in. Up first I have “Big Red.” I can’t get over how cute this pattern is! It features a plump brown hen proudly holding her American flag up with her wing. SO… stinkin’… cute… Finished size on this gal is 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
If you think “Big Red“ is too cute to handle, wait til you see “Two Chicks on a Lamb!” This darling pattern shows a lamb enjoying a stroll through through the flowers while two yellow chicks hitch on a ride on her back. One little chick is taking after “Big Red“ with its American flag proudly in tow. Also measuring in at 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, “Two Chicks on a Lamb“ fits right in just about anywhere around your home.
Last but not least in my punch needle selections, I want to show you “Home of the Brave.” You know how I love my sheepies so obviously this darling pattern is just my style. As you can see, this piece is graced by three lovely ewes, each adorned with red, white, and blue swirls in their precious wool.
“Home of the Brave“ wouldn’t be complete without some stars and stripes, so each one of the gals is doing he part to spread the message that we are in fact the, “Home of the Brave!” All said and done, “Home of the Brave” is 8 1/2″ x 20″.
Need a patriotic pincushion in your life? I know a gal!!! LOL! Check out my “Liberty Pin Cushions“ collection! These fun designs can either be done as pin cushions or as little mug rugs! The “Liberty Pin Cushions“ collection includes simple patters with beginner level wool appliqué.
These little projects make the perfect scrap busters, so if you have leftover fabric from the O’ Say Can You See Quilt-Along, here’s a great solution! Get the pattern alone or order a kit! Patterns include instructions for four separate projects including: “Flag Measure Tape” – 3″ x 10 1/2″, “Wool Star” – 3″ x 7″, “Button Flag” – 3 1/2″ x 6″, and Star Flag – 4″ x 4″. Great as gifts or keep them all for yourself!
If table runners are more your preference for holiday décor, give the, “I Pledge Allegiance“ runner a try! Simple and fast, this project can easily be done in a weekend with a little determination!
A little bit of crazy stitching on the wool appliqué star gives this design a little extra pizzazz, all while reminding of us of the allegiance our flag deserves every day of the year! Finished, the “I Pledge Allegiance“ table runner measures 7 1/2″ x 30″.
Changing gears but still sticking with table mats, “Flag Day Penny Banner“ is an awesome penny mat specially designed for this time of year.
With all these great ideas you must be feeling inspired by now! Don’t forget, we also have patriotic fabric on sale through Monday as well, so if you’re in need for the holiday or anticipate running out before the O’ Say Can You See Quilt-Along is complete, the time is now to stock up!
Alright everyone, I’m out of here! It’s been a long week and I’m ready to spend some time at home. I hope you all have a chance to get outside and enjoy the weather, and of course stitch! I will see you all next week. I’ll be back to to blog on Monday when I cover my new flannel line, Autumn Gatherings and the projects that go with it. I have some really great stuff to share with you, you’re not going to want to miss it! Until then, take care and have a great weekend! ~Lisa