Friday, June 29, 2018

Salute the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is just around the corner! I'm decorating with my newest runner pattern, Salute, available at Etsy.

Salute Fourth of July runner by QuiltFabrication

Made with my favorite colors - red, white, and blue - this one sews up quickly and easily. Simple paper piecing keeps those stripes in line, making for perfect blocks. Add a few applique stars, and ta-dah! The Salute runner for the Fourth of July is born!

Salute Fourth of July table runner by QuiltFabrication

Measuring approximately 15" x 51", this one adorns the counter by my dining room table, surrounded by other patriotic decorations, including the flag outside. 

Salute runner for the Fourth of July

This way, it doesn't compete with the Patriotic Wave.

Patriotic Wave runner by QuiltFabrication

How about some closeups on Salute? The blue background has an echoed triangle fill.

Echoed triangle fill on Salute

And because the stripes are so bold, there's no need to go overboard with the quilting there. Stitch-in-the-ditch and a line down the middle complete the runner.

Salute stripes quilting

The stars are the same way - simple lines from point to center.

Salute runner star quilting

The Salute pattern is now available on Etsy. All templates are included: two for the stars, and full size paper piecing patterns for the blocks. Plus, I include an introduction to paper piecing and fusible applique, and tips on seam matching, techniques a confident beginner will be able to manage.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

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  1. and this reminded me that I think I have a table runner from a couple years ago in patriotic theme - must look for it and dig it out

  2. Hi Susan,
    Beautiful runner for the 4th and really anytime between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I am so excited to see the closeups of your quilting. That echoed triangle looks complicated, but I will enjoy seeing your post and video on Monday! Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. That's another beautiful one, Susan.

  4. OH Wow those are stunning, quilting, colors, and all.

  5. How cute - and the colors are so bold and crisp!! Great idea for the holiday!!


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