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An American Notion combines holiday spirit with a great deal of hoopla. It integrates country warmth with festive charm, and can be used as an enchanting wall hanging or functional picnic throw. The delightful symbolism on each fabric is sure to make your quilt a holiday winner.
Construction is a wee bit challenging as each block requires one partial seam, and there’s a pinch of applique. The large middle border begs the company of a few stars! Where would that combustive border be without the company of those whimsical stars to calm it down? And, I love the pieced blocks finishing at 5”, but pack a punch in design. The blocks give a bit of a plaid look to the center of the quilt. They are all made the same but each is turned 90 degrees from the last mixing it up a bit and bestowing an unpredictable appearance.
When I think of the 4th of July, I imagine stars, bursts of fireworks and red, white, and blue. The American Celebration collection is all of that and more, and An American Notion is certainly a show-stopper on anyone’s table or wall!
Sit back, relax, and enjoy An American Notion!