Perhaps it’s because my father, father-in-law, and grandfathers were part of the military, or maybe it’s living so close to a military base and seeing the Marines throughout the city, but every time I see the red, white, and blue flags waving in the breeze, I get a bit misty eyed!
I’ve had this fun fabric for a few months now, gifted to me by Mimi, and really wanted to make something for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. I love how it has a touch of country to it – the denim blues and rustic reds have a definite mid-west feel to them, so I chose an off-white (instead of bright white) fabric to round out the red-white-blue combo.
Since each piece of fabric was a fat quarter, I had to get creative in what to make – so I chose a festive runner! Since it’s inspired by Old Glory, incorporating a star pattern was important…and this Double Star pattern from Blossom Heart Quilts was perfect.
I started cutting up the fabric last night, and ended up *just* short of four pieces! Yikes! Thankfully a fabric stash came in handy, and it’s now going to be a bit more patchwork than just the original three colors. I’m ok with that.
…now, onto the sewing! What are you working on this week?
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Kate Heads says
Lovely fabrics Jenn. My daughter was RAF and my sonic law has been in over 30 years now so I’m torn of our military too.
Thanks, Kate! I like the fabrics, too. Agreed – the military will always have a special place in our hearts <3