Mom’s Stars and Stripes Table Quilt


The Stars and Stripes Table Quilt was assembled from 25 blocks, nine of which are stars. Surrounding the outer perimeter is a narrow red border. Protecting the back is a scrappy, pieced backing created from leftover fabrics. This smashing little specimen is the fifth of five quilts I received from my Mom. The first was Pam’s Nine Patch, the second one was the American Flag Picnic Throw, the third was the Harvest Melody Quilt and the fourth was the French Cottage Garden Quilt.

This was one of the easiest quilts to assemble. My Mom had most of the segments already stitched. My main job was to piece the blocks together to form the quilt top. Having so little to do made this one a breeze to work with. To jazz up the quilt I used leftover fabrics to piece together a scrappy quilt back.

To finish it off I quilted this project using a variety of stitch patterns. In the outside border I stitched a continuous, single row of swirls reaching all the way around the entire perimeter

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Stars and Stripes Border Quilting

Within the body of the quilt is a roaming series of geometric shapes.

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Stars and Stripes Table Quilt Quilting
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Stars and Stripes Table Quilt Quilting

These shapes help to accentuate and unify the quilt’s design.

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Stars and Stripes Table Quilt

I just love the overall appearance and outcome of this table quilt. From the energetic visual impact of the quilt itself to the uniquely created scrappy backing

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Stars and Stripes Table Quilt Backing

this quilt shines with interest. As you can tell I just love this quilt.

Well, that’s the last of my Mom’s quilts. I’ve taken the time to show her each one of them. Her reaction was, not surprisingly, one of joy. Unfortunately she doesn’t remember starting all of them but that’s the way it goes. I only hope that I can be as alert and active as she is if I reach that age.

Here’s a collage of all five quilts.

Thank you for sharing your time with me! I always look forward to our visits.

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10 thoughts on “Mom’s Stars and Stripes Table Quilt

  1. Ha, ha, your mom isn’t the only one. Half the time I come across a UFO, I have no memory of ever doing it! This is a great finish. I really love that back! I’d probably give it 50% of the time facing up on that side. =)

  2. Hi Cindy,
    I have enjoyed seeing your mom’s quilts! I am almost sorry that this is the last one. I am a big fan of stars and love this coupled with the stripes. I am especially happy to see your quilting as you know. I always LOVE to see how quilters chose to quilt their tops . . . especially since I’m in a star quandary lately. This may just inspire me to get that Fluffer Nutter table runner finished and into my sister’s hands. Thank you! ~smile~ Roseanne

    1. Awe I’m so glad you have enjoyed them! It’s always nice to hear that. Sadly it is the last and she doesn’t have any more. I’m thrilled that you were able to find inspiration for your project. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I love reading your comments. 😊

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