Monday, May 27, 2013

Design Wall Monday: Stars from Stripes Lap Quilt

Because today is Memorial Day, I decided I should work on a patriotic quilt.

I started this one at Ruth's Stitchery in January for "Quilts of Valor" day.  I have enough blocks put together to make a lap quilt, or a quilt just the right size for a "rack" on an aircraft carrier!

The pattern I'm using is from Cozy Quilts. It's called "Stars from Stripes." What a great way to use red and blue 2.5" strips!

Stars from Stripes

Here is my quilt on the design wall. I will use the HSTs cut from the blocks for the middle border.


Hope I have enough of the blue outer border fabric!


I always light a blue candle for important "Navy days," such as the day the GW puts out to sea. I have one burning today because it's Memorial Day, and I want to honor all Sailors who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

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12 comments:

  1. Those star blocks are lovely. I'm currently looking for a pattern for a quilt to make for 'Help for Heros' here in the UK. This looks like a possible choice but there are so many to choose from. I like the idea of burning a candle on special Navy days.

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  2. that is a very patriotic quilt - love the look of it!

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  3. Great share! I bet it was a really nice surprise to get to Skype with Jacob too! Very cool!

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  4. A patriotic quilt is on my list.... someday...

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  5. This is wonderful. I just bought this pattern and am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I hope mine looks as good as yours! :-)

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  6. Lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing your quilt and including the origination of the pattern. I may just have to get that one! Toni

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  7. Very pretty...love the red the most!

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  8. Love your quilt.

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  9. My local quilt guild is focusing on Quilts of Valor this year. This would be a great pattern to use up any of our left over patriotic fabric. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Laura Riley
    llriley2@sio.midco.net

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