freedom rings

So ... Happy 3rd of July. And Fourth. Hope yours is full of fireworks and baseball and scrumptious food and family and weather that is below 110 degrees. At our house we are hoping to go with four out of five.

As long as the food is scrumptious.

I dug this little quilt out of the closet to help me celebrate. I made it as part of a "Jo's Little Women's Club" over a year ago. We were all supposed to make six little quilts over the course of the year ... just like the ones in the patterns we were given.

Except that I just cannot do that for some reason. I physically cannot do that. Is it rebellion? Am I just cranky? What the heck is the deal?

For this one I added the top and bottom borders. I had a ball. So sue me.

But I am really excited about the aforementioned holiday. Yet another child is coming to visit. We are going to see fireworks. A good time will be had by all.

But ... I won't be sewing. Because my little red friend is away for some spa treatments. Come back soon, my little red friend.

So do tell. What are your plans? Will you see fireworks?

Can you follow a pattern without breaking out into hives?

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Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well I can't follow a pattern exactly. It just is against my better creativity. But I love what you did with your little patriotic one. Its darling! Hope the retreat for the littel red friend doesn't last long.

Mrs. Dub said...

My Fourth will consist of taking two planes across the country to see my sis. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

p.s. I'll be in your town for 2 whole hours tomorrow!

Gayle said...

I love your quilt! This is the first time I have visited your site. Sweet and lovely! We are going to the Tall Ships Festival on the Puget Sound in Washington. It should be really cool with lots of old ships with the big sails. Hopefully we will get some sunshine for the day as well.

pam said...

My oldest daughter told me Friday that I should start a blog to show off my quilts "like Mary". Darn, whenever I think I am getting pretty good I log on to your blog and realize I am still such an amateur!

Mary said...

Dear Pam,


Love, Mary

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your adorable little quilt. Saw a few fireworks but we were inside seeing the play Wicked. It was great.