We'll be sharing a few summery, patriotic projects with you in honor of the July 4th holiday. First up is a pinwheel picnic quilt by Blogging Design Ring member Roseann Meehan Kermes of Rosebud's Cottage. This quilt design uses oversized pinwheel blocks to create a quick quilt top, and the red, white and blue palette makes the "Sparklers!" name just right.
Hi, I'm Roseann over from Rosebud's Cottage. If you need a table covering for your picnic, a place to nap under a tree, or a throw to snuggle under while you watch the fireworks, "Sparklers!" is for you! With its fast piecing method, and large pieces, it is perfect for a last-minute Fourth of July project. Best of all, the directions are linked below in pdf form, so you can print them out and take them with you!
Tonal prints create the perfect backdrop for beautiful machine quilting. Visit Roseann's blog for some alternative quilting ideas, as well as helpful tips for creating this red, white and blue beauty.
This quilt uses a great shortcut method to make half-square triangles--try it, you'll love it!
Download the pdf directions to make Roseann's Sparklers! quilt here.
Thanks Roseann, for sharing this summer pattern with us!
You can win a starter bundle of red, white and blue fat quarter prints like Roseann used to make your own Sparkler! quilt. Just leave a comment below telling us your favorite 4th of July tradition. This giveaway is open through Friday, July 5th at 11:59 EST. We'll post the winner's name on Monday, July 8th.
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