Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Red, White and Blue on both sides of the Pond

Across  the Pond Sew Along
Susie picked the theme for this month's Across the Pond Sew Along - RED, WHITE and BLUE.  And I love it.  Can you tell? 
Think summer picnic - think Flag holidays - think Stars and Stripes.

Patchsmith Star Mug Rug - three variations in one pattern

Ticker Tape Mug Rug - as many looks as your scrap bag will allow!

Waving the Union Jack in Britain

And celebrating with Uncle Sam

Red, white and blue also shouts 'sailing' and 'sea' - as shown here in Summer Crafter's new 'High Seas' pattern.
Summer Crafter's 'High Seas' Quilt Pattern
All these patterns cost pennies - not very many pennies it has to be said but pennies nonetheless.  So, if you are looking for red, white and blue FREE patterns look no further than this lovely selection (just click on the details under the photo to go through to the pattern):
Sew News Bunting Tablecloth

Moda Charming Window Cushions
Patchwork Posse Wreath
Notes from the Patch Sewing Machine Cover
Tablemats for a Round Table from Sewing.com
Country Woman Picnic Canisters
And check out Susie's Sunroom for some lovely red, white and blue cushion projects. 
Be sure to post a picture of your finished item on the Across the Pond Flickr page. 


  1. Love, Love the red, white and blue. I am following via email. I am one of the members of the Needle book swap.

    1. Hi Rose, they are the perfect colors for July. Especially with the 4th July fast approaching.

  2. So many beautiful projects!! I will be looking these up and bookmarking many of them, I am sure! And,
    I do love your star and the ticker tape mug rugs! They would make lovely summer hostess gifts.