Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Long May She Wave!

**Update 7/2**
Thank you to all who have emailed me so far.  I'm going to close the repro swapping at 50.  If you have voted to swap please send me an email to get on the list.  If I don't have your email I won't have you on the list.

Hip Hip Hooray~  The swap is on!  The repro group is going strong at almost 40.  The modern group has 8 so far.  I'll leave the poll up until July 10.   Please send me an email at barb.vedder@gmail.com so I can start building a data base for the swaps.  Just let me know which group you want to be in.  The patches won't be due to me until Sept or Oct. so there is plenty of time to make them.

With Independence Day coming I took a cue from Janet to post some Patriotic quilts.  Check out Janet's wonderful collection here.

Here are some of mine -

Fine Feathered Four - all things American


I love the Ford Motor Company fabric (lower right corner).  My father worked there for over 35 years as a machine repairman at the plant in Chicago Heights, Illinois.


backing:


Challenge -


Remembering Abe -


Tumbler - (tumblers from Kathie)


Olympic Eagle


Here is a link to my Pinterest board with loads of Flag Fun.

Have a fun and safe Fourth of July - Happy Birthday America!

 Send me an email for swap list - thanks!

25 comments:

  1. I know it's a bit odd because I'm Australian but I love American patriotic quilts!! It's always a treat to see your inspired quilts. Yay, I'm in for the repro swap!! Happy 4th of July!!

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  2. I always love seeing that Abe quilt , just love it! ok the eagles though something about eagle quilts I really need to make one. always fun to see your backs, you have inspired me to look for special fabrics for the back of my little quilts now
    Kathie

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  3. The quilts are so awesome, I love them all. Love that your dad worked for Ford, those are the only car/trucks we own! Bob won't buy any other brand. The Ford Edge did save my life!
    My son Dylan just got a 1963 Ford Falcon convertible, very cool. The tradition continues....

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  4. Beautiful beautiful quilts. I have some smaller patriotic quilts. I need to dig out m fabric and make some bigger ones.

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  5. Lovely, lovely! I like that backing fabric, too.

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  6. Love all of your patriotic quilts, and the salute to your Dad. That is really special! Thanks for always showing your great backings!

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  7. I'm going to post my patriotic decor tomorrow. I love seeing your quilts! Cool tidbit about your dad. Is he still living?

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  8. Great stuff, Barb! I enlarged the stars to get a better look at the Ford Motors fabric (wonderful little homage to your Dad) and was delighted to also see the variety of fabrics creating the stars.
    Oh, I love that Lincoln quilt, too!

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  9. What a great collection of patriotic quilts! I love the backing on the quilt with the Ford fabric in it. I've realized that I only have one patriotic quilt and it almost doesn't count since it's a throw quilt. Gasp! Oh wait, there IS an unfinished table runner LOL!

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  10. What a great collection. RW&B quilts just create a wonderful feeling. Love the Ford fabric!

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  11. Beautiful fabrics, beautiful quilts--will check out your pinterest board

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  12. Your Lincoln quilt and the Eagle quilt always get to me--absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. So good to see them all again. Enjoyed your Pinterest boards. Happy 4th!

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  14. Love the Abe quilt. Thanks for the post re: the 9 patch technique. Eleanor Burns dose it a similar way, but has you cut oversized if I remember correctly. Working on a back and used your way to make some larger 9 patches. Great results.

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  15. Such a treat to see all your patriotic quilts! I have a special fondness for eagle quilts, but anything patriotic/rwb rings my bell. I love how you always seem to have the most amazing fabrics, too!

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  16. Love your red, white and blue quilts!! I think reproductions for me, on the nine patches...I will look for instructions and dates when you get them out...can't wait!

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  17. Gorgeous quiilts!! Happy 4th of July!! Very cool to have that special quilt and fabric to celebrate your Dad :0)

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  18. I agree with everything that has already been said in the comments posted! So fun to see the R,W,& B quilts in blogland. Love the Fine Feathered Four... the backing is wonderful, and I love the fan quilting. Will be heading to Pinterest to see more of your goodies there! Happy 4th to you and your family!

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  19. a fabulous little fourth of july/patriotic quilt collection~!
    thank you for sharing and enjoy your holiday.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  20. You have lots of patriotic quilts there Barb, all special and I particularly love the backing fabric for the little stars, very cool! Happy Fourth of July to you and your family.

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  22. Always love your patriotic themes Barb, always wonderful. My guild down here in Delaware is going to contact you to come and do a lecture and a workshop. I can't wait for that day. Miss your cheerfulness and exuberance. You can stay with me. Ocean Waves Quilt Guild is going to do a show next year, a big one, in July,2015 with the Red, White & Blue theme along with our many charitable accomplishments. Wounded Warrior, etc. Would love to see you enter something for that. I have my "new Ribbon Committee" busy making new ribbons, the wonderful Old Brownstone way. They love them. Miss ya, Wendy

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  23. What an inspirational post! Enjoyed Janet's collection, too. Happy 4th!!!

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  24. I love your quilts. I like that there is some sort of continuity in all of them. It's fun to see them whether the theme is patriotic, our presidents or the Olympics.. just to name a few! Also, it was nice to read about your father working at Ford for 35 years! My dad worked for the same life insurance company all his life too. It puts different perspective on life now and then.. Staying in the same town as kids versus moving all over as adults. Looking forward to the swap.
    Have a fabulous 4th!

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  25. Love all,of,your quilts. Besides the designs, I enjoy seeing the fabric selections. Even more interesting when there is a story with the fabric. All very lovely!

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