In the front of the parade is Spangled Stars,
Sorry if I gush, but aren't they both beautiful???
Of course, Spangled Stars deserves it's a bit more showing off, so here are more detail pictures.
The straight line and seed quilting was done with rulers.
The stars and swirls were quilted freehand after marking the star design with a washout pen. I transferred the design using tulle, and have a tutorial on that technique here.
And the back is a pretty cream and blue plaid, that happened to be 10" short! A little addition of red adds a fun spark though!
For the binding, I didn't want cream, red, or blue. But I had this great print
(from 199_ - the last digit was cut off!) that had all the right colors in it, and works fabulously!
Now for the rest of the parade!
My Patriotic Wave Table Runner (pattern available here)
That's it for my parade! Have a safe and happy fourth!