Red, white, and blue is my favorite color combo because you can use it all year long and it always works!
My stars 4th of July quilt was is starting to look ragged after 7 years, so I started this quilt as a large throw size and keep on our couch. After the 4th of July came (and went) before I finished it, I changed my mind and decided to make this a little larger than a crib size and donate it.
I backed this one with a double sided minky and left out the batting. I have two other quilts I've done this with and they've held up really well to years of use and washing. It's nice and light, but the downside is the blue backing slightly shows through the white fabric on the front...probably not enough anyone would notice, but the white does have a slightly blue hue.
I did a post years ago about how prepare and quilt a quilt using this backing you can read here. Also for those who asked, I don't pre-wash my minky before quilting with it!
I used the Scrappy Summer pattern to make the top, but with only two colors like this you can also just alternate four patches and squares. If you have the pattern, I made a size in between the crib and the throw, using 42 blocks. There is also a less detailed tutorial for the blocks you can find here.
You guys I DROPPED my nice camera yesterday. Onto the hard tile floor...smashing the lens completely. Boo. Luckily after I removed most of the broken glass it can still take pictures...I just can't ever take the lens off. So if you see tiny blurry bits in my photos from now on you'll know it's shards of glass...no big deal LOL.
Have a great weekend!