Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Patriotic Parade (or Stars and Bacon)

Patriotic Parade table runner pattern from A Bright Corner

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. 

Patriotic Parade table runner pattern

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:

Patriotic Parade table runner

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! 

Patriotic table runner for the 4th of July

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  (although I chose to list it under it’s official name: Patriotic Parade.)  

Patriotic Parade table runner pattern


  1. Great runner, Andy, I love both of them. Guess what? I STILL need to do my sprouts runner! :l

  2. A funny story and a good name Stars and Bacon, but it doesn't look like bacon at all to me! Love the Riley Blake turquoise blue one.


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