On this day two years ago I wrote my first blog post. I never imagined I would make so many connections with people who love to quilt as much as I do.

I am so thankful for everyone who reads this blog, those who take the time to comment, and for everyone who shares their own quilting journey with me. You guys truly are a blessing to me.

Last year I let my blogiversary day slip right past me. Why, I’m not sure. I think I had a good reason but can’t remember now what that reason was. Hmmm…

This year, we are celebrating!

Today I have a tutorial I want to share with you. It’s a mini quilt I made to help celebrate Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, and Veteran’s Day – all rolled into one!

Flag-with-Basil

This mini measures 12-1/2″ x 15-1/2″. It can be hung by the door to welcome your friends or hung in your house. I added a sleeve to the back so I can hang it on my little flag pole in the flower bed – it’s not aย weatherproof quilt, but I figure a day out now and again will make the little guy happy, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Stars & Stripes Mini Quilt

You can find the tutorial for the Stars & Stripes Mini Quilt by clicking the link or clicking the Tutorial tab at the top of the page. At the bottom of the tutorial page is a link for a PDF version if you would prefer to print a paper copy.

More good news!

In addition to the tutorial, I am giving away two sets of fabric – one each to two readers –ย so you can make your own red/white/blue Starsย & Stripes mini quilt.

Fabric Giveaway

The giveaway is open to everyone. It’s my way of saying thank you so much for following along these last two years.

To enter, just leave a comment telling me what you like to do to celebrate your summer holidays.

For a second entry, follow my blog (links in sidebar for email or Bloglovin) and leave a comment letting me know how you follow.

That’s it – easy, peasy!

I will draw two winners on Friday, May 20th.

Have a great weekend – see you on Monday for Main Crush Monday!