Thursday, July 5, 2018

Star Spangled Picnic


Since I had the day off yesterday, I decided to truly take the day off and do whatever I wanted to do. No rules whatsoever. I made a nice meal and made this from a free pattern that was available from Laugh Yourself Into Stitches. I've been wanting another Fourth of July quilt, and figured fourth of July was a perfect time to start one.

I was going to use a pink fabric for the watermelon but wasn't sure how well it was going to work with the flag. Then I found the dotted fabric and thought it would work great for seeds, and I could use it without having to put the seeds in separately. I was also thinking about taking another shortcut and not use the HSTs either.  In the end, I decided not to be lazy and just make it the way the pattern suggested.

I did decide to make this project more primitive and some of that was even on purpose.

Then when making the bird, I found the striped fabric, and decided that making the fabric do the work wasn't lazy, it was smart, so I used the striped fabric.

Linked to:
Finish it Friday - hey, I finished the top!

8 comments:

Libby in TN said...

That is so cute! Your fabric choices are perfect.

Warm Quilts said...

How creative! Star Spangled Picnic perfectly describes the block. Well done!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

You have some great fabric choices there. That is a cute block!

Kyle said...

Great fabric choices and modifications. Glad you remembered that the day was about having fun.

Brooke Sellmann said...

love your finish!

thanks so much for linking up!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

Kaja said...

I like that you decided to sew just for fun and the bird that resulted is very appealing.

Kate said...

How very fun and very appropriate for the season! I like that you made up your own rules, shortcuts are definitely allowed.

Emily said...

It looks great! Love the idea of letting the fabric do the work!!! That certainly worked here, both in the bird and the watermelon with pre-installed seeds!