Finish It Up Friday ~ Freedom

I settled on a design for this small banner.

I used this Accuquilt studio die to cut my stars. They also have star dies to fit the Accuquilt GO!

I originally wanted a print background, but I couldn’t find anything in my stash that I was happy with. Then I remembered I had this variegated thread.

I decided to use that to break up the white background. I used this American flag print for the backing.

I love the effect of the variegated thread!

Accuquilt has free embroidery files that you can download to finish the edges of these shapes with an embroidery machine. I decided to just fuse the shapes down and then quilt closely to hold them in place.

Love the texture!


“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ~ Ronald Reagan

Have a great weekend.

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Freedom

  1. Sandi says:

    I love your banner!! I really like how your thread looks from a little distance. Very good!

  2. quiltipatti says:

    love how you finished your banner. simple but bold. i’ve been wondering if that matchstick quilting would look good on a mini pineapple quilt (3″ blocks, 12 blocks). will have to be brave one of these days. followed the squirrel to the bit coins. slow but looking good. have a great weekend. patti in florida

  3. lois92346 says:

    The variegated thread is a wonderful touch! The banner is amazing and the quote by RR was never truer than it is today. God bless you, Katy!

  4. jlcap says:

    i really love how the variegated thread added (completed!) your banner! i would never have thought that it could add so much! i enjoy your daily posts, (even the “controversial” ones over in IG!) haha. looking forward to the sew along, too. i have the studio2 cutter. ( i might have even got it through your link.) i LOVE it! i use it alot, too, especially for charity quilts for my church group. i have the churn dash, tumbler and a bunch of rectangles and squares. i have a triangle, too, that i’m currently working on a quilt- your shark teeth inspired me!

  5. Kathy D. says:

    Love that Accuquilt offers machine embroidery designs for these dies. It’s a wonderful accompaniment to perfectly cut letters and other shapes! (What can I say – I’m an embroidery junkie!) Your choice to fuse then quilt was just right for this project; it’s beautiful. Love the quote, too.

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