Free Pattern called Stars & Bars. This generous 64" x 77 1/2" Throw size quilt is quick and easy to make (so I'm sure you can have one done in time for Fireworks next week!). To help with that endeavor, if you have an AccuQuilt Go! cutter, it's very AccuQuilt cutting friendly :)
Even if you don't have an AccuQuilt cutter, the strip piecing makes it quick to sew up, and it's a great use of scraps! Make several and donate some ~ it meets the size guidelines for Quilts of Valor too :)
You can download the pdf file here from my website. I designed the pattern to say Thank You to those brave men and women who have served our country. Use the pattern any way you wish, it's my gift to you ~ and share the link with everyone...If you or a friend make one, I'd love to see pictures and especially tell us if you are making one for a soldier!!!
Enjoy the day!