2 Stars A Day Quilt Finish

Friday, July 22, 2022

 I finally got some photos of my
finished 2 Stars a Day quilt!
If you want the simple, free pattern
 for this project click HERE.


I was looking for a way to use up my
beautiful Liberty fabrics and got the wild idea to
make 2 stars a day for a month with them.  It was a fun
challenge project and a good way to practice a little
stick-to-itive-ness.


I had all the star fabrics in my stash, as well as, the two background fabrics
(which were both linen fabrics - one tan and one cream.  Sorry,
I don't know the names of the manufacturers or exact colors.)  I also
had the border fabric in my stash, which was a cream and tan
geometric print from the line Farmhouse by Fig Tree and Co.


I bought the plum color binding fabric and the 
floral backing fabric at Harmony in Provo, Utah.  
There wasn't any info on the selvage of the binding fabric
but the backing fabric is from the line Sevenberry
by Robert Kaufman.


The quilting was done by my friend Jen Ostler in 
Highland, Utah.  She used a panto called Domestic Stitches -
Squared by Leisha Kaye Farnsworth.  It was a new-to-me
design and I love it!  I thought it complimented the stars
and the heirloom feel of this quilt, perfectly!


The labels are from Everemblem.
I get the 2" cotton, fold-over, sew-in labels.
If you go to their site, you'll have to pick a cotton label 
and customize it from there.  I've loved the ease of these labels.
Now I don't have an excuse to not label my quilts!


This quilt finished at 60-1/2" x 75-1/2";
a nice throw size quilt!


I love a good star quilt and don't seem
to have enough of them in my life!


By using two different background colors
along with sashing in the same colors, it created
an almost circular secondary design.
Do you see it?  If not, squint your eyes a little.


Well, what do you think of my 2 Stars a Day quilt?
It was a fun project to make and I'm really happy with
how it turned out.  This is a great stash-buster project.
Let me know if you end up making it.  If you post about it on
Instagram please use the hashtags #gigisthimblepattern
and #twostarsadayquilt so I don't miss it!

Happy quilting friends!

My Red, White, and Blue Quilts

Friday, July 1, 2022

Hey friend.  I've been meaning to share with you all of my 
red, white, and blue quilts - together in one place.  
Hopefully, if you're wanting to make a
patriotic quilt, you'll find some inspiration here!


First up is my Star-Spangled Pineapples quilt.
This is a free pattern that Amanda Niederhauser (@jedicraftgirl) 
and I created for our Five Fat Quarter Fun series a few years ago.


HERE is a link to the free PDF pattern and
HERE is a link to the original blog post with more photos and details.


Next up are my beachy, faded Stars and Stripes quilt
and my No-Point Stars quilt.


Both of these patterns are by other quilt pattern designers.
Stars and Stripes is by Camille Roskelly of Thimbleblossoms and it's available
in her shop HERE.  The No-Point Stars pattern is a free tutorial by
Allison Harris of Cluck, Cluck, Sew.  You can find it HERE.
I don't have blog posts up yet about my versions.
I want to share more details so I'll do that soon in another, separate post.

Another red, white, and blue quilt that I made
many years ago is my Scrap Jar Stars quilt.


This is a great stash buster project!
This pattern comes with instructions for 4 different size quilts
and is available in my Etsy shop HERE.

One last red, white, and blue quilt I've made is my United quilt.  


It has 50 really simple flag blocks (to represent the 50 states) 
plus 5 stars and a heart block!  It's a fun make and very beginner-friendly!
United finishes at 78-1/2" x 87-1/2".
You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop HERE.

I also think it would be cute to layer any patriotic quilts
with a simple red or blue quilt (like the ones that I made for my new book,
Quilt the Rainbow).

[Sew Delightful.  Photo courtesy of Martingale.]

[Patchwork Plaid.  Photo courtesy of Martingale.]

You can find both of those patterns in Quilt the Rainbow; available HERE.

I feel like you can never have too many red, white, and blue quilts!
In fact, I'm making another one right now using my 
Sawtooth Stars cutting chart (stay tuned!)  

I hope you found some inspiration here today!
Happy July friends!