A typical 4th of July for me? Long hours anticipating the pyrotechnic portion of Independence Day.
I did my best to dodge all thoughts of mundane chores – mowing being one that could be put off – managing to stay distracted until the time when my in-house grill master could work his magic with the all-American hamburger. Then, just a short wait for the crump, crump… crump, of fireworks.
Sitting up on our little bit of a rise in a flat terrain, I anticipated good views from both the back porch and the front porch – yay! If you can imagine me trotting through the house from porch to porch, greedy to see all of the fireworks, then you’ve got a true picture of what a little kid I can be.
In the meantime, the clock would be ticking incredibly slowly, not at all like the biological clock of Mona Lisa Vito (My Cousin Vinnie): “My biological clock is [tap-tap-taps her foot] TICKING LIKE THIS and the way this case is going, I ain’t never getting married.” – so I pulled out some scrappy bits and pieces to fashion a quilt with a patriotic theme, it was the 4th after all.
Inspired by a timely post called Olde Glory, a free pattern from Temecula Quilt Co., our flag and American roses would be my starting point. Then I stumbled across a few miniature spool blocks left over from an older project. I had almost all of the components ready to while away the hours.
Mission accomplished – the doll-sized quilt will finish at 18.75″ x 21″ (47.625 x 53.34 cm).