We all have "go-to" things, don’t we? Favorite foods, movies, books, colors and more. As quilters, we have favorites, too. Now, this may feel a little asking you to name your favorite child, but do you have favorites in your quilting life? I have to admit that I love my seasonal quilting projects the most, and that includes my patriotic quilts.
As soon as Memorial Days rolls around, I start bringing out my out my patriotic quilts, pillows and wall hangings. I feel like having them out for just one month in July is not enough!
AccuQuilt has some fantastic red, white and blue projects available for you as free downloads if you are looking for some inspiration! You can also go to our website and filter your pattern search for patriotic projects to find more.
GO! Colonial Stars Quilt
GO! Colonial Stars Quilt (#10179)
This is a great project for combining your piecing with appliqué, using our great GO! Star 2”, 3”, 4” die (55028) – and don’t forget that we have free downloadable machine embroidery to go with this die! You could also make the little flag that is at the center of the pieced star blocks for a festive coaster or mug rug. Getting perfect cuts with your dies makes working with small shapes a snap.
GO! Fantastic Fireworks Table Topper
GO! Fantastic Fireworks Table Topper Pattern (PQ11023)
Can’t you just see this fun table topper being part of your picnics and outdoor living this summer? This project uses the GO! Qube Mix & Match 6” Block (55775) along with the GO! Big Snail’s Trail 12” Finished (55460). Be sure you have a GO! Big cutter (55500) or a Studio cutter with the appropriate adaptor to make this topper.
GO! Americana Table Topper
GO! Americana Table Topper Quilt Pattern (PQ10517)
This fun project includes appliqué to give you the look and feel of traditional bunting. Be sure to iron your lightweight fusible onto your fabric before you cut your shapes for a great looking finished product. Embellishing the bows with little buttons really adds to the appeal of this topper.
GO! Let’s GO Sailing Quilt
GO! Let's GO Sailing Quilt Pattern (PQ11701)
Here’s a great nautical quilt that makes use of red, white and blue with a pop of yellow to set it all off. This quilt is made using dies from the GO! Mix & Match 8” Block (55775), 10” Block (55797) and 12” Block (55778) along with our new Limited Edition GO! Nautical Medley (55497). This quilt would be perfect all year, but especially in the summer, ready to set sail for adventures.
GO! From Sea to Shining Sea Throw Quilt
GO! From Sea to Shining Sea Throw Quilt Pattern (PQ11630)
Speaking of favorites, this quilt has been a favorite pattern of so many quilters since it was released. This amazing quilt is made using just one die, our GO! Storm at Sea 12” Finished (55221). When you use a BOB (Block on Board) die like this, all the shapes on one die board. How easy is that?
If you are looking for more inspiration, head over to GO! Quilt to try out red, white and blue fabrics with over 1,300 different patterns to create your own project.
Happy Fourth of July!