September 1 is when the Stars & Stripes Sampler project begins. You can read about it here. The pattern we’ll be following is in this old book but there’s a newer book out that also includes this same pattern. It’s Best of Fons & Porter: Patriotic Quilts. The newer one is easier to get and contains several patterns I’d like to make. Below is the book I’m using. I have the newer book too but it’s still packed.
There’s a newer book by Fons & Porter, Best of Fons & Porter: Patriotic Quilts. This book is easier to get than the older one I’m using and it includes the Sampler. There’s still time to order this and choose your fabrics. I’m using fabrics from the stash. I’ve started with these fabrics.
This is a start. I’ll add more fabrics as needed. The beauty of a sampler is that I shouldn’t have to buy anything but can keep pulling from the stash and introducing new fabrics as needed.
I’ve seen this quilt made and it’s gorgeous and I’m so happy to be almost ready to start on one of my own. Anyone else planning to do this with me?