Happy Independence Day!

Red, White Blue Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Happy Birthday, America!

I hope all of YOU are spending a joyful summer day with family and friends!

Red, White Blue Quilt, Lori Kennedy

The Red, White and Blue quilt (directions HERE)  is finished–binding too!

The blocks are machine quilted in a variation of The Basic Block–we’ll learn the variation this week….

I added machine quilted, Shining Stars in the corner–(machine quilting for Shining Stars motif tutorial HERE)

Red, White Blue Quilt, Lori Kennedy

This was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE–a fabulous machine with extra harp space and great tension control for a perfect stitch every time.  (The BERNINA 770 QE is a domestic sewing machine.)

This is going to be a present for someone special….details coming soon…so I used wool batting for a little more loft.

Red, White Blue Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Red, White Blue Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Now all I need is a glass of lemonade and a little Ray Charles, singing America the Beautiful!--It wouldn’t be Fourth of July without it!

(We had a neighbor –years ago–a Marine whose license plate read, “IWO JIMA”  who would blast America the Beautiful on the Fourth of July…)

God Bless Ed Melicher!

God Bless America!

and God Bless all who serve and their families!

Hope YOUR day is filled with all the BEST of America!

Lori

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