And a Giveaway too =^..^=
It’s finally time for me to reveal my design for the Red, White & Blue Blog Hop! I was beginning to think the day would never get here! Oh my, I’m SO excited!!!
What do you think? I wanted to make something that I could put on my Table Topper frame, and it looks just darling there I think :*)
I began the project by choosing a royalty-free clip art for the fireworks (I’m not an artist!) and created a paper-pieced background to frame it.
I had a ball picking through my stash to get just the right rich reds & blues to showcase the “pop” of the fireworks.
A white sparkle fabric worked perfectly for the fireworks, but the sparkle is hard to see in the photo. Cutting out those tiny pieces was pretty tedious, but I just knew it was necessary for the design to work.
I finished it off by quilting with a silver metallic thread to sparkle it up a little more :*) After all, what’s the Fourth of July without sparkles, right? =^..^=
Isn't that a cute bias stripe binding?
This is my second design for the Table Topper frame. The first was my Mom’s Sonshine Sunflower which you can see HERE.
I really want to send a Big Thanks to Jane at Jane’s Fabric and Quilts for hosting this amazing Hop! Hosting one of these is a big deal and a lot of work, and we appreciate you Jane!
And speaking of appreciation, I really appreciate YOU too, my wonderful followers!!! Remember, I promised a giveaway, so here you go… If you are a follower of A Quilt and A Prayer, just leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow (GFC, RSS feed, email, etc), and you’ll be in the drawing to win these…..
Since this is a celebration of all things patriotic, I decided to pull a few of my favorite patriotic fabrics and add in a pattern from Buggy Barn – Crazy About Hearts and Stars –
I just LOVE this sweet little pattern!!!! Most of the fabrics are close to being a fat quarter, but some are smaller pieces. I just put in whatever I thought you might like :*)
I will keep the drawing open until the end of the Blog Hop on Monday, July 16 to give everyone a chance to enter. Sorry, but I will have to limit the drawing to U.S. mailing only.
If you are not already a follower, I hope you’ll consider coming along for my journey. I’ll try to have some fun and rope you in for the ride :*)
And don't forget, here are the other bloggers who are featured in the Red White & Blue Blog Hop today… Please be sure to go over and give them some Patriotic Love too!!!
Teresa in Music City (hey, that's me!)
*** Linking up with Applique Thursday at A Quilting Reader's Garden ***
Hugs & Blessings &
GOD BLESS AMERICA!