Tuesday, June 28, 2016

4th of July quilts, pillows and decorations

Summer is the perfect time to decorate in pretty red, white and blue. Last year a quilting friend gave me a pack of layer cakes in red, white and blue. I almost immediately pieced this cute top and put it away for a few months. With 4th of July coming up so fast, it is time to finish this beauty.  I decided on the panto "curls" and the binding needs to go on next.
Pretty light colored cream fabric from my stash for the backing.
I made these buntings from leftover red, white and blue fabric. A red quilt and pillows on the bench to brighten up the entryway.
A few red with polka dots bows here and there in the living room.
I had a few layer cakes left and used  them in another string of buntings.
I changed out the scrapbook paper with a cute red, white and blue star paper.
I made this cute little flag pillow. 
I had 2 extra blocks leftover from the quilt and made 2 more pillows. It didn't take me long to end up with 10 pillows...can you tell I love pillows. I make covers and use the same pillow inserts.
I turned some of the pillows for a different look.
I used the same wreath all the time and just change the ribbon and flowers.
The blue wreath and blue pillows with the red geraniums perfect for summer.
Gardening is my other passion after quilting and decorating. I planted these red knockout roses a few years ago and thy are so pretty in the garden.
One of my new roses, a red roe with whit stripes. 
Back to my quilting room, I hope I can get the binding on before the weekend. 
Wishing you all a wonderful summer and thank you very much for stopping by.