Welcome

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fabric... Welcome to the Patriotic Quilter where I like to share all things quilty as well as red, white, and blue! Please feel free to look around and enjoy yourself! I would love to hear from you.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday #4

Hi Everyone,

I'm back linking up with Kim over at her blog because she is organizing Scrap Basket Sundays.  On Sunday we write a blog post about the projects that we are working on to use up our scraps.  The past several weeks, I've been making small quilts from the book, Simply Charming, however, this week I took a break.

At our Bee meeting last Wednesday, we discussed that our group should really make a Quilt of Valor.  When I got home, I googled around for some possibilities and on Pinterest found a mention of using Bonnie Hunter's Star Struck quilt pattern in red, white, and blue as a QOV.  I decided to pull out my 2.5" strips and experiment.

I love the way it came out!  I actually had 4 more, but I have temporarily misplaced them, so I don't have them to show you.  I made a mistake with two and ended up with a mirror image of this block.    When I showed them to my husband, he couldn't see the error so I told him, one set of stars spin one way and the other spin the other way.  He deadpanned in a near-perfect Phil Robertson imitation:  "I like the way this is turning..."   (Phil is from Duck Dynasty--we love that show!)  Now I want to make a quilt in this pattern for me, so I can call it that! 

This pattern is so easy--I could quickly use up a whole bunch of strips.  We'll see if the other ladies like it.  I know that I do--and it is so quick and easy!

Also, don't forget to leave a comment on my blog post here for my celebratory giveaway.  And also, if you have binding ideas/photos please email me at patrioticquilter@gmail.com so I can share them in an upcoming post next Saturday!

Have a great day!
JoAnne

17 comments:

  1. I LOVE the way this block turned out!!! And I love the whole story with hubby too!! LOL!!

    Blessings

    ReplyDelete
  2. Took a workshop with Bonnie Hunter last fall near Lansing, Michigan and this was the pattern we used. It's a GREAT quilt, easy to assemble and turns out looking SO cool. Someone in the group made it in patriotic colors and someone else made it in Christmas fabrics which was breathtaking. Good choice for a QOV project! Linda

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is a nice looking block. I have been thinking about making another QOV, this would make a nice one. Wonder what it would look like if you alternate the block with an hour glass block?

    ReplyDelete
  4. A good-looking block. Will all the blocks have the dark fabric in the center, forming the friendship star?

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great block, it's going to be very effective in a quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks like a perfect QOV block! So pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is perfect for a QOV. Awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great block! Hope you enjoyed your scrappy Sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very pretty block, it will work well as a QOV. My hubby loves Duck Dynasty as well, heard that the season finale is this week - I thought the new season just started, but guess they don't do many new episodes at a time!

    ReplyDelete
  10. A great scrap block - enjoying your Scrappy Sundays

    ReplyDelete
  11. Really cute block! I love the scrappiness of it! I'll be sending you a binding photo in the next few days. What a nice idea :-)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love that block...and since you're saying it's quick and easy, it makes me want to check it out! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very pretty block. Love the colors. Good scrappy choice.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Pretty sure the gals in your group will love this block! It's perfect! chris

    ReplyDelete