Saturday, July 04, 2015

It’s a Red, White & Blue Day!

early 1900's #quilt. I really like this unusual patchwork pattern.

I’m celebrating today with a handful of vintage red white & blue quilts!

Makers unknown…just scrappy goodness I’ve saved over the years for inspiration.

Is there anything more classic than red white & blue?

I don’t think so…and I feel a red white & blue fix coming on!

This simple 4 patch 9 patch is a wonderful example of what low contrast sashings can do…I love that the sashings are NOT on the sides, but they are on the top and bottom!

 pieced star quilt

Red white and blue flavored string stars!

Not enough can be said about these…I love the solid red background and the neutral sashings!

Primitive Red White and Blue Quilt |

How many nights has this been slept under?

Love the variety of blues and reds in this one..and the texture of the quilting in the solid areas.

double nine-patch  c.1900-1910

Framed 9 patch!

Doesn’t this one almost look modern?  It’s from around 1900.

Patriotic Antique 1880s Red White and Blue Basket Quilt Small Scale Baskets | eBay | Vintageblessings

Oooh!  blue baskets on a red ground! Yes, please!


Ohio Stars –LOVE the shading of this one!

I love you, red white & blue!

1890's Turkey Red Touching Stars Antique Quilt

Oh, you star-spangled beauty!!

Note the half square triangle border on the bottom!

Vintage Antique Handmade Quilt Monkey Wrench 1920s Quilt Red White Blue Never US | eBay

Always love a patriotic churn dash!

Antique 1891 Quilt Handmade Red White Blue Southern Ohio 82 x 84" | eBay

Oh Say, Can You See??

DAZZLING 1890's Vintage Patriotic Red, White & Blue Pinwheels Antique Quilt Top!

Oh Yes, I can!!  Love love love!


And THIS one is mine!

You will find the free pattern for Ohio Stars & Rails under the free patterns tab at the top of the blog!

We are celebrating the 4th in a very low key manner here.  Sadie and I have already hiked 2 1/2 miles –The weather is cool, overcast and cloudy, which beats the heat and humidity any day in my book.

Jason left last night, he’s working today so I am planning a relaxing day with some sewing ((have borders to put on!)) and some sitting and binding to whatever movies we decide on.

There is plenty of food.

There WILL be a nap.

Enjoy your 4th however you spend it!

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  1. What a great display of patriotic colored quilts! THANKS. Relax and have fun today!

    sao in Midlothian, VA

  2. I will go to a small Neighborhood Parade my 2 Grandsons will ride in. Then a walk in our Pioneer Park. Selling Raffle Tickets for our Quilt Guild. The rest of the day is MINE, unless DH gets a bug to take a road trip. Thanks for sharing all the Red White and Blue quilts today!!

  3. Diane/NYC10:46 AM EDT

    There can never be too many red white and blue quilts! Happy Fourth, all. Taking a break from cutting tumblers to go up the Hudson to a barbecue!

  4. Love, love, love your show of antique quilts! That's why I love your quilts! You get your inspiration from these beauties, that's what I love about you...traditional, using some scrapes, using what you have, enjoying the process, perfection not needed, etc. thanks!

  5. drooling here over those gorgeous quilt....and i agree, the string stars is the best!

  6. Nothing better than the red, white and blue. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  7. Thanks for sharing this beautiful patriotic homage to quilts Bonnie! Enjoy your relaxing 4th!

  8. I love, love, love those patriotic quilts!! Antique quilts beat art quilts any old day! Happy 4th!

  9. Love these. Do you have a block size for Oh, Say Can You See? Would like to make that one. Getting ready for fireworks later in Lytton Springs, TX.
    Have a great evening.

  10. Nancy Mc6:34 PM EDT

    Love the red, white & blue quilts. I hope you enjoyed your nap. :)

  11. We are celebrating the 4th with my son Lee and his family at Oak Island. The beach is packed and the weather was perfect. Today is Lee's birthday. He is 44 years old. I thank God to be able to spend this day with family.

  12. Thanks for sharing this red/white/blue eye candy. There are a couple I'd love to replicate one day :)

  13. Thanks For The Red, White, And Blue Quilt Show! Aby Dolinger


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