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Patriotic Table Topper Part 2

I have not accomplished a lot since my last post about the progress of this table topper.

Courthouse Table Topper

I have add sashing between the blocks.

Courthouse Table Topper

And I have added a border.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

I want to add one more border. Who knows how to pull more time from a hat?

Quilt On!

Patriotic Table Topper

One of my Focus goals this year was to make table runners. I have made one. Maybe I can get two made before the end of the year!

With that goal in mind, I have chosen a patriotic pattern by Bonnie Hunter, called the Courthouse Square. She also has a similar pattern called Irish Courthouse that you might be interested in. I like both of them!

I ‘shopped’ my own stash, and cut out all of the parts. Then I layered nine blocks so that I could piece them all together rather than piecing one block at a time.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

I pieced the blocks from the center to the outside.

Courthouse Table Topper
Courthouse Table Topper

A close up look at one of the completed blocks:

Courthouse Table Topper

All nine completed blocks:

Courthouse Table Topper

And that is where they sit (or hang, actually…on the design wall); waiting for me to decide if I want to set them the same as in the pattern, or do something else. I need to decide the size that I want.

Quilt On!

Happy Independence Day!

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” ~Erma Bombeck

The4th of July

My son-in-law, Chris, serving in the US Coast Guard, with Hannah, his daughter.

Thank you to service men and women of all military branches, who have served, and are serving, to preserve liberty for our children, and future generations.

You are awesome!