Quick Fabric Friday and July 4th

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I'm getting ready for my little vacation next week and I've got so much to do today. I'm off to get my hair cut and do some shopping so FFF is a quick post today with some fabric from Sew Mama Sew that I recently acquired.
This was irresistible. It combines fruit and little redwork animals. Cute and sweet. Could you resist this?
This little posy print was also hard to resist. The colors and pattern will go with so many of my other fabrics.
Same for this little blue and red daisy. Such a sweet and classic print, and for me this is a neutral. Well. I like busy neutrals.
I'm in love with red check. You can't go wrong with red and I have plans for this fabric immediately. I have used up all my red check I got at Material Girls last year so this will replace that.
Oh my this is a bad picture. Sorry about that but I'm on a mission today. No time to redo photos. This is my tribute to the 4th holiday. It is a simple flag quilt I made in 2002 or 2003. I wanted it to be big in scale and it certainly is. It is fun to pick treasures to put in front of my quilts, too.
The border fabric is patriotic and also pays tribute to 9/11. I'm sure many of you remember this toile from when it came out years ago. And some of the stripes are made with the fabric that was printed with words from the pledge of allegiance. On my porch flies one of my quilted flags. I have several. It is scrappy, simple and enjoyable to look at with all the fabric squares in it.

It is going to rain here for the weekend. I really love it when it rains. Even on a holiday. Happy 4th everyone! Have a safe and happy weekend.

-nanette
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PamKittyMorning said...

Love all your photos. Have a great weekend and great vacation. xo

madrekarin said...

Oh, I've missed reading your blog daily! Your flag is beautiful and I have watched the slide shows twice each, just so I can catch everything!
Have a very happy Fourth of July tomorrow. :)

Dawn said...

Have a fun on your vacation!! Loved the flags and fabrics.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Even your quick FFF is graet, love the large flag!! and of course the one on your porch. Happy 4th to you and the family!!

belinda said...

Ok....since it was 'quick' FFF....I read it real fast...Love your porch flag...and that reminds me to go hang out my flag right now! Happy Fourth!!

Kaaren said...

Happy 4th to you, Nanette. Have a great weekend.

Sherri said...

Happy 4th...have a wonderful vacation...and I love your quilts you shared today!

Eileen said...

I know you are on the run, so don't worry about getting back to me until you get back from vacation.. but I just had to laugh when you said you just got caught up on your reader, and now your email is full again. I so relate to that. :-D

LOVED your slide shows. Going to have to figure out a way to slow them down though, so I can study each picture!

Hope you get everything done, so you can relax.

CJ said...

Once again I love your flag quilt and once again I realize it is TOO late to make my 4th of July porch bench pillows and MY Bargello flag quilt. Huh, time flies! Have a great trip.

w&v said...

V.here... I always like seeing your fabrics and I really need to make some 4th of July quilts like yours. My mom use to live with me and she had a lovely one. However, she got married and moved back to OK. After the move she could not find the July quilt! I have looked high and low here, but with no luck. So sad that somehow we have lost our (she made varigated colors of blue star blocks and I added red and white sashing with 9 patch red/white cornerstones) special quilt. Yours are great inspiration. I always like to see your goodies on the chest below your hanging quilt. So much to see!! We have a wonderful life in this country don't we!! Have a great fourth!!v

w&v said...

V.here... I always like seeing your fabrics and I really need to make some 4th of July quilts like yours. My mom use to live with me and she had a lovely one. However, she got married and moved back to OK. After the move she could not find the July quilt! I have looked high and low here, but with no luck. So sad that somehow we have lost our (she made varigated colors of blue star blocks and I added red and white sashing with 9 patch red/white cornerstones) special quilt. Yours are great inspiration. I always like to see your goodies on the chest below your hanging quilt. So much to see!! We have a wonderful life in this country don't we!! Have a great fourth!!v

The Quilt Buddy said...

Thanks for sharing your red, white, and blue with us!

My favorite is the flag quilt! Do you have a tutorial for it?????? The front of my house needs one!

Momoo said...

I like your 4th of July quilts. I think it's neat that you change your wall hanging and flags with the seasons.
You're so conputer savy...your photo presentations on Wednesday.
Hope you enjoy your vacation.

dotti white said...

Nanette--I love your new fabrics and the Americana quilts, etc. are beautiful! Have a great 4th!

Jennifer Paganelli said...

Nannette, you are too much ..Happy 4th..the quilt is brilliant. Jennifer

Beth at Aunties said...

Enjoy you vacation and say Hi to anyone I might know:) Mom's name is Elva Ricks.... Just in case it is a reunion!

I really Love your porch quilted flag!

GARI said...

I love your flag. I think I would like to make one for my porch, too.

Thimbleanna said...

Love your flag quilts Nanette! I feel your pain -- I have so much stuff to do before we leave, my head is spinning! Have a wonderful 4th!

Julie Isa said...

I'm glad you dressed your home! It's wonderful!!!

Mel said...

Love your patriotism here! Hope you enjoy the holiday!

Micki said...

I love your flag that you have on your front porch. I will have to make one and display it each year here at our cottage. Happy July
4th to you!
Micki

Nanci said...

Your flag is so you! I sometimes wish we Canadians were more outgoing about our patriotic holidays...but the Canadian flag with one maple leaf is nothing like what one can do with red white and blue...
Happy 4th...

CuteStuffInside said...

The flag is absolutely wonderful! Happy 4th to you too!

S.W.A.K.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love it Nanette!!! How do you get it to fly straight out?? What a great idea. Your so dang clever.
Happy vacation. and Happy 4th.

Carrie P. said...

Happy 4th to you. Love your fabrics always. And your flag quilts are great. I really do like the border fabric.

Kaylovesvintage said...

I love the flag, beautiful
enjoy your weekend

Pam said...

LOVE the porch flag...did you have a pattern or did you just wing it?

Kim said...

I need to make another flag banner- I love the one I did last summer....enjoy your vacation!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

What a great flag! I've often thought of making seasonal flags to hang outside of my house, but haven't gotten past the "thinking about it" stage yet.

textiledesigns said...

What wonderful flag quilts! I have many too. Loved to see all of your pictures!

Michelle said...

I can't believe this is quilted. It is simply gorgeous...and that's an understatement. Word's don't do the flag justice!