Patriotic

Starstruck 2 Patriotic Quilt

Happy Memorial Day! Like so many of you, I’m thankful for the brave men and women who serve to protect our country. My own grandfather is counted among them, serving in WWII as a military policeman. He passed away over a decade ago and I miss him very much. He didn’t talk very much about his time in the war; but what I always remember about him is how gentle and kind he was. I love to celebrate him and all the countless others who have sacrificed for our country. So today, I’m going to share with you my Starstruck 2 Patriotic Quilt!

Patriotic Quilt by popular US quilting blog, Lella Boutique: image of a solder and some hand written letters.

Of course, Memorial Day is the cue to get out all of the red + white + blue quilts around my house. Last year, you may remember I started piecing this patriotic version of my Starstruck 2 quilt.

Starstruck 2 patriotic quilt in red white and blue. Make it with Layer Cakes or fat quarters. Fabric is Early Bird by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Fabrics

The majority of the fabrics used are from the Early Bird collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. (A lot of their collections have pretty patriotic colors you can pull.,) The corners on the sawtooth star blocks are Moda Chambray in “Indigo.” For the border, I used some leftover Candy Stripe fabric from my Garden Variety collection. The binding is a red Farmhouse Stripe print from Little Tree.

Starstruck 2 patriotic quilt in red white and blue. Make it with Layer Cakes or fat quarters. Fabric is Early Bird by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Quilting

Starstruck 2 was quilted by Kaitlyn of Knot and Thread Design. She used the Swivel Circle pantograph by Karlee Porter at Intelligent Quilting. I always let my long arm ladies choose the pantographs and I’m never disappointed! It’s a whole other world of creativity I am in awe of. Beautiful as always, Kait!

I have only made a couple of patriotic quilts and am hoping to add a few more to my collection. The goal for next year is to have the Fracture tester quilt finished up! It reminds me of a funky modern flag block and is perfect for more of my Bonnie & Camille stash.

Fracture quilt block by Lella Boutique. It looks like an American flag quilt block in these blue + red Bonnie & Camille prints.

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Have you made a patriotic quilt yet this year? Let me know in a comment below!

4 Comments

  1. Alicia Key

    June 2, 2021 at 5:44 am

    boohoo~ discount 2 days ago but the post just came up today in bloglovin’! Glad to see your R,W&B quilts. I’m bit by the “patriotic bug” & craving more R W&B quilts. Even found bunches of them on pinterest yesterday. Alas! Gotta finish the clients’ quilting before I can play on my own!

  2. Dawn

    June 2, 2022 at 4:59 am

    I’ve never been a fan of red, white and blue quilts, but this one is stunning!

  3. Debbie Brugman

    June 2, 2022 at 8:31 am

    Sadly no. And like you, ours is a military family as well. In fact all the way back to the Revolutionary War. I do have 4 quilts on my quilt list I plan on using fabrics from Bonnie and Camile, Primitive Gatherings and Hoffman. THIS is the year.

  4. Debbie Brugman

    June 2, 2022 at 8:34 am

    Forgot to add. I love love your Fracture blocks in red, white and blue and cannot wait to see the whole quilt.

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