Remembering today all of the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces. That includes my dad, Melvin, who is pictured here somewhere in Germany near the end of World War II. I am thankful for his service and the sacrifices he and everyone who is in the military make in the pursuit of freedom.
As you know from reading my blog, my dad encouraged my sewing and quilting projects. For some time, I've thought I should share this little pattern. It's one my dad really liked.
There is bit of symbolism in the little quilt. The three stars represent the three branches of our government...... Executive, Legislative, and Judicial. The four red and white bars represent all the states........North, South, East and West. The fireworks represent the celebrating we do on Independence Day on the 4th of July and also when our loved ones return home safely. Sadly, many of our military do not return home safely.
If you'd like to make this wallhanging, you will find the pdf for the pattern cover and quilt instructions posted here. The pattern page for the stars is here. The pattern page for the letters for Stars and Stripes is here and the pattern page for the word Forever is here.
If you have any questions about the pattern, just leave me a comment and I'll reply. You may share the pattern with friends. If you make the little quilt, I would love to see a picture!
Have a blessed day!