OK, so I am a couple of days early?!?!
Isn't that a nice change from me for once???? LOL
I truly am thankful for many things this 4th of July holiday here in the U.S.A.!
My family, my new home, and especially all of you, my friends and allies in promoting the art of
I thought it might be nice to celebrate this Independence Day with a reveal, AND a giveaway?
More about the giveaway in a moment.
"I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America........"
I know all computer monitors and phone and other digital devices are different,
but, this is "The Pledge of Allegiance" quilted in a portion of the work I am about to reveal.
Before I moved out of my home last fall, I had completed this quilt top with intentions of
it becoming a Quilt of Valor. With many recent speaking engagements, I have had the pleasure
of sharing my philosophy of using any and all forms of scraps, and this is just one of the ways I do it.
It is so relaxing for me. And hopefully you will be able to tell, the results are sometimes
I approached my extremely talented quilting friend, Susan, of Farm Quilter,
and asked if she would be interested in quilting this top for me.
I was so pleased when she said yes!
Again, this quilt will eventually be a awarded to a U.S. Veteran
when I complete my speaking engagements.
Without further adieu.......
I would like to present to you.......
"Red, White, and Blue"
No, this is not stained glass, but, it sure looks like it to me?
Does it you?
The red, white, and blue panel sections are completely pieced from crumbs.
No foundation was used, just piece by piece, straight edge to straight edge of fabric.
The gold borders are various widths, but, trimmed to size, as are the silver corner stones.
(This photo is minus the binding, as it is on it's way to me. During my move,
I thought I had more of the dark brown, but,.....SURPRISE, I didn't.)
Let's take a closer look at some of Susan's quilting, shall we?
Such texture in those sashings!
Very dense quilting gives a quilt the body and heft I love.
Truly, just like stained glass!
A U.S. Veteran is sure to enjoy this one..........I hope!
I can't thank Susan enough for the beautiful job she did quilting "Red, White, and Blue."
She has a blog post about her end of the quilting
Please go visit to see her insights into quilting this beauty.
So, how about a giveaway to celebrate our freedoms?
I met Travis of "The Barr Spool" from the Quilting Men Facebook Page.
He does some really wonderful work, and has been a cheerleader for me.
It is time for me to be his cheerleader as he is becoming an entrepreneur.
Here is a little about Travis......
"I started The Barr Spool in March 2013, after I discovered how much I love quilting and everything that comes along with it. I try to find fabrics that are interesting to a wide range of quilters tastes and that can be used in many different projects. I currently carry Robert Kaufman Fabrics, Quilting Treasures, and Clothworks and I constantly try to increase my inventory."
What are we giving away here?
Travis has generously offered a Fat Quarter Bundle of Santoro Mirabelle.
This bundle offers 12 fat quarters.
Who wouldn't love a free fat quarter bundle? Right????
What do you need to do to win?
First, I would like for you to leave a comment about your favorite thing about the 4th of July
here on my blog.
The Second thing you need to do in order to win is to follow
The Barr Spool's Facebook page at:
Travis offers discounts all of the time, and he has a GREAT selection of fabrics at
very reasonable prices! You can check out what he offers in his online store at:
Once again, please comment on my blog, and start following The Barr Spool on Facebook in order to win. Please help spread the word!
(My apologies to my international quilting friends, but,
this giveaway is for U.S. residents only.)
We will leave the give away open until July 9, 2016.
However you celebrate this Independence Day, make it a great one!
I sure do appreciate each and every one of you out there in blogland!
Perhaps I have inspired you to do some crumb piecing of your own?
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Keep on QUILTING!
Kevin the Quilter