I really love the red, white and blue color combo. I don’t do a whole lot of decorating for the 4th of July. I have this star garland and we always put out our flag, but that’s about it. I decided I needed a bit more red, white and blue around the house for June and July.
When my husband first saw my sketch of the idea for this runner he asked why there was bacon down the middle. Apparently my squiggly lines looked an awful lot like hot, crispy bacon. Ever since then my family lovingly refers to this table runner as “stars and bacon.” Whatever. As long as they let me have it on the table!
I also made this version of the same runner using some of the “Stars and Stripes” fabric from Riley Blake:
The stars are created using an easy reverse applique technique and some of the quilting is done as the ric rac is stitched down. This runner really comes together quickly!
If you’d like your own stars and bacon, I’ve written it up in a pattern and it’s now available in my etsy shop and also on Craftsy (although I chose to list it under it’s official name: Patriotic Parade.) By the way- did you know that both sites offer the immediate download of the PDF file – no more waiting for an email! I love that!