A Patriotic Finish & Giveaway!!

Note: Giveaway now closed. I actually selected two winners because I found enough for two kits. Winners have been notified. Hope to hear from them soon so I can mail off their prize!

Good morning all! I intended to post this before Memorial Day. Somehow it didn’t happen so I am writing it this morning. No worries though. While patriotic projects are good at any time of year; May, June and July usually put people in the mood for red, white and blue with Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day during these months.

The front deck.

Doesn’t this look nice? Here is the backstory of this little wall hanging.

Feels great to be sewing again!

My sister recently sold (actually practically gave) me a Bernina sewing machine and a Juki serger. I have not sewn with a Bernina before so I have been watching YouTube and practicing on simple projects. Leftover from the shop, I have a couple of these panels and some of the coordinates from the Home Of the Free line that I had carried.

This shows most of the panel. It has the welcome portion and lots of little sayings as well. I took the stripe at the bottom and added it to the welcome portion to balance things out. Then I basted it together and did some basic quilting to hold everything together.

It measures 15″ x 24″. For the binding I used one of the coordinates. It is super simple but I think it makes a cute welcome sign.

Cute paisley backing.

For the backing, I chose this paisley print. The reds are the same tone so it looks wonderful together. I love paisleys. Even if this is on the back side and no one will really see it., I know it is there!

Now I have a cute welcome sign on the front porch to takes us through summer months.

How about you? Would you like to make one? Or maybe a quilt with these fabrics? I still have enough fabric to gift a kit for your project! It includes a star print instead of the paisley but you’ll have enough to play with to make whatever you’d like. I would love to see what you do with this!


Please leave a comment for me if you are interested in this kit. No pattern included so you’ll have to be creative and work something out. Since this is a patriotic, American fabric, the giveaway is limited to US residents. I will choose a winner on Sunday afternoon. Good luck and have a great weekend!

Sharing at Finished or not Friday, Brag About Your Beauties and TGIFF over at Anja Quilts.


Reminder!! The Positivity 2022 QAL has begun. We are choosing fabrics and cutting pieces. At least that is where I am. Hoping to start putting blocks together soon though. Check out fabric and cutting instructions at Sew Preeti Quilts. Hope you will join us!

37 thoughts on “A Patriotic Finish & Giveaway!!

  1. Kathy Upton

    Hi Bernie….it’s been awhile since I posted but I absolutely adore your new “welcome” sign and would equally adore a kit for my West Virginia farm home. Thanks so much…..blessings!

  2. Juanita Colehower

    Love that wall hanging!!! Although if I won the prize I’d need to have someone else make it🤗😂🤣

  3. Robbin

    I’d love to build this fabric out to make a lap quilt for the Veteran’s Hospice House. These quilts are used by the patients and when they pass, they are given to the family. Pick me!

  4. Linda S

    What a nice finish! I think that would look perfect at my front door. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. Wendy

    I think that is perfect for your front door of your new home! I’m still pondering the Positivity sew along, color choices, etc.

  6. Kay Welch

    I love having R, W, & B decorations up from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Your wall hanging turned out so cute. I also enjoy coming up with my own patterns/layouts – letting the fabric choices guide me. I have plenty of that red paisley from a previous order with you – love it. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  7. Donna W

    Fantastic “welcome” to your home. Would love to create something with your leftovers.

  8. Beth Stanfield

    I would LOVE to win this patriotic kit. I could come up with something before the 4th of July, then plan a cookout. It would be a great motivator! Thanks for the giveaway Bernie. Your new spot looks lovely! Beth

  9. shirley bruner

    Oooohhh….those fabrics are too pretty NOT to want them. They could be a wall hanging….placemats….a flag….who knows what else.

    I love them

  10. Lori Smanski

    I love your wall hanging. What a wonderful way to say Welcome. If I had a porch I would love to do this also. thank you for the opportunity with the kit.

  11. Cindy B

    What a nice way to say welcome! Your fabric would be a great incentive to make something red, white and blue!! Thank you for the opportunity.

  12. Dawn Lunn

    Bernie, love your WELCOME BANNER! I would love to omake one for our front door. I have a grapevine wreath my son-in-law made for us years ago that I redecorate with flowers for each holiday or season. It currently has sunflowers but it will soon be red, white and blue carnations. Your little kit would make the perfect companion for welcoming family and friends through until Labor Day! Thanks for your lively message updates and the opportunity to win a kit! Here’s to Family and friends! Dawn

  13. Debbie Miller

    Love all your new house pictures and the Welcome sign is just perfect! Would love to win the kit to make one for my Carolina home!

  14. Kathy E.

    How sweet is this? I have made mini quilted pieces to hang on my closet door in the entry and this is where I’d hang this one too. I think it would make a great pillow too. Yes, throw my name into Uncle Sam’s hat as I’d love to create with this!

  15. Lee

    What a great selection of fabric! I’m always drawn to red, white, and blue and am always thinking of ways to incorporate more into my decor.

  16. Deb E

    What a lovely giveaway! I especially love yours – so keeping my fingers crossed. Hope you have a lovely weekend and I bet you aren’t missing the extra heat we get down here, outside of Sacramento. It wasn’t too bad today, but I know those 100 plus days are coming!

  17. Barb Kaup

    Very nice welcome–and very creative! I would be happy to try my hand at it if I was a lucky winner!

  18. linda schiffer

    I love patriotic fabrics (made a king sized patriotic quilt in 1992) but have not bought many in recent years as the trend is toward bright colors right now and my favorites are those ‘old’ ones – barn red, navy blue, soft white (or cream). These you are giving away look wonderful!

    🙂 Linda

  19. Torry

    As a Veteran, married to a combat Veteran, I love red, white and blue. Although I have a nice collection of patriotic fabric, I don’t have these, with the lovely words. I would love to make my version of this welcoming quilt!

  20. Karen Addleman

    Love your little quilt! So fun to decorate for the summer holidays. I would love to play with the panel.

  21. ShirleyC

    I love this! I love any patriotic fabrics. I won enough in a giveaway a while ago to make a lap/bed quilt for a veteran. I’d love to do that again.
    When I was a kid, I wore a lot of paisley – at least it seemed so – and I hated it! Now I love it! LOL

  22. Lisa England

    Beautiful! I have lots of occasions this summer that I want to sew gifts for, and a patriotic wall hanging or something similar would be perfect! Thanks for the chance in your giveaway.

  23. Kathy

    I like seeing your entranceway so it was a good idea to use the fabric. Others deserve to win more than myself as many seem to make many more QOV than I do so you can eliminate me from the giveaway. I have to tell you I love my 25 yr old Bernina and would be heartbroken if mine didn’t work right so I am glad you are the recipient of such a dependable machine.

  24. CathieJ

    Oh I would love to receive that patriotic kit. I don’t have many patriotic items that I have made other than placemats. I am sure I could come up with something. I love the wall hanging you made. How nice that you got that sewing machine and serger from your sister.

  25. Sarah in Franklin

    We are about to move to a new house. Unlike our current home, it’s in a little neighborhood where people might actually see this. I would love to make this for our new front porch.

  26. Samantha

    I guess I’m curious about what videos you are watching about sewing with a Bernina. I have always had a Bernina, but I’ve never watched videos. Maybe i could learn a thing or two…

  27. Kathie Laposata

    We love to welcome people to our summer cottage. Red/white/blue is the perfect color combination for summer. Thanks.

  28. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    What a great panel. Makes a wonderful sign. Thanks for linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday.


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