There are a couple of prints in the red stack with a tiny hint of a secondary color but, as usual, I prefer to stick with monochromatic prints. I just think they look stronger and more graphic in a quilt.
My white fabrics include very light grays and black-on-white prints with a lot of white negative space.
I'm planning to use prints from each of the color groups together, with a single piece of a coordinating solid fabric in each block.
Both because they're appropriate to the theme, and because they look awesome with red, white, and blue prints, I also pulled all of my denim and chambray. This includes Robert Kaufman's Railroad Denim, Chambray Union, and Essex.
I had 15 different denims, so I decided to make one block with each one.
Making this also gave me an excuse to use fabrics with tiny owl and strawberries, and who wouldn't want to do that?!
This one is just a sample, but the blocks in the actual quilt will finish at 16".
You might have noticed that, while I said earlier that I had 15 denims, there are 16 blocks in this layout. That's because one of the blocks is going to have a background pieced from different print fabrics.
This is also going to be the only light blue star on the quilt. It will join 3 white, 5 dark blue, and 7 red stars.
This project is obviously not going to be finished in time for the holiday, but I think I'll have fun working on it during the rest of July.