Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Salute

Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May.  On Memorial Day the flag is lowered to half-staff until noon, to remember the more than one million men and women who have given their lives for our freedom.  Here are some patriotic quilts representing the Salute America theme from the 2017 Quilt Arizona! show.

(We're featuring fun books, patterns, and fabrics at very low prices on Quilt Inspiration E-Bay !)
(Also, stay tuned for a brand-new free pattern day next week!)

America the Beautiful, ~14" square, by Christine F. Mahon, quilted by Debbie Stanton

Winner of 2nd place in the Theme category, this beautiful mini quilt features 15 different machine embroidery designs. Christine Mahon used 31 threads with 116 thread changes. The quilt is inspired by a familiar song, America the Beautiful

Christine Mahon says, “America is blessed in many ways; we need to celebrate what is right and good. This quilt does just that by reminding us of our flag and all those who have made sacrifices for our freedom.” The machine embroidery designs are based on illustrations by Krista Hamrick (see Embroidery Online for the patterns.)

Accolades for America by Lois Wendling, quilted by Jeannie Rogers

Lois Wendling used a variety of patriotic fabrics to design this stately quilt.  She says, “We are so blessed to live in the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. [The phrase, the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. is from the Star Spangled Banner.] "My quilt depicts many aspects of American history – from the different flags throughout history, to the appliqued Liberty Bell, eagle, heart and star.”

You can find the Quilting Treasures fabric panel with a collection of US Flags, along with the Pledge of Allegiance, at EQuilter.

Statement of Freedom by Jeannie Rogers

Jeannie Rogers created these sparkling stars from fussy-cut flag fabric, resulting in 12 different kaleidoscopic designs.  She says, “The American flag… represents our values, our freedom, our liberty, justice and humanity. It is the pride of citizens. It represents all patriots who fought to give us freedom. May “Old Glory forever wave.”

As of this writing, you can find similar American Flag Waving fabric by VIP Cranston at

Also please visit our updated FREE PATTERN DAY for Patriotic Quilts !

Image credits:  Original photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration.  The patriotic quilt photo montage is by Quilt Inspiration.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Floral Print Fabrics for Summer

So many quilts, such little time ! We have a collection of softly colored  floral prints in lovely muted shades that are perfect for summer, but unfortunately we just won't get to them this season.  Each 100% cotton print is one yard or greater in length; and they're yours for super-low prices ranging from $1.99 to $3.99 apiece.

We listed them on Quilt Inspiration E-Bay, or just click on the colored letters directly above each photo. Thanks for looking, and we know you'll produce a lovely project this summer !

( Coming up soon ! Another Free Pattern Day !) 

1 2/3 yds "Victorian Wheeling" by Jennifer Sampou for P and B Textiles

 Rose pink, teal, and sage green on a soft  taupe, chocolate, and beige background. A  pretty border print in the same colors runs along one side of the selvedge. One and two-thirds yards for $3.99 (plus shipping).

 1 1/8 yds "Countryside" print from Hoffman International

Rose pink, powder blue, lavender, and spruce green on a cream background. These flowers and leaves are etched in silver metallic, which make them sparkly and glamorous!  One and one-eighth yards for $3.99 (plus shipping).

1 3/4 yards "Piecemakers" floral by P and B Textiles 

Icy pink, blue, and lavender pastels with pale mint green leaves on an off-white background. Powder blue and rose pink mini-flowers are scattered throughout. Cool and refreshing muted shades, perfect for warm weather. One and three-fourths yard for $3.99 (plus shipping)

2 yds wildflower motif from Concord Fabrics U.S.A.

Sold. Thank you so much !

1 1/8 yds watercolor motif in blue, pink, green

Sold. Thank you so much !

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