Flags for Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a US federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the Armed Forces. When I was growing up, we always would walk over to the cemetery where we would observe the annual ceremony.
There were always flowers and flags adorning many of the grave sites.
In later years, I would often pick my Uncle up and travel with him to Minot. We would typically stop at my Grandparent's home town where we would put flowers on their graves.
How do you remember observing Memorial Day?
This year I am staying put. I need to get my handouts and class outlines cemented for the MN Quilt show. I am excited to be teaching four full days of classes -- and I want to make sure I am fully prepared.
I decided I still needed to do something to honor Memorial Day. So I decided I would do a flag quilting design. Here is my stitched out version. Click on the photo for a pdf of the pattern.
For those that use Art and Stitch, i also have a video tutorial on how I drafted the pattern. You can also see how the pattern can be stitched out with only two starts and stops.
I have a new piecing pattern in the works and hope to be releasing it soon. A couple of members of my quilting guild have offered to pattern test it for me this weekend -- so stay tuned.
Happy Memorial Day and Happy Quilting.
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5/24/2014 06:37:08 am
Very nice. Can I use it on my next QUILT OF VALOR quilt?
5/26/2014 11:14:52 am
Absolutely. I would love to see a photo of how you use the design.
5/24/2014 06:00:45 pm
Thanks again Kari. I'm really enjoying your tutorials.
5/25/2014 02:10:05 am
Thank you, what a beautiful motif. I will use it on my next QOV. We spend part of the Memorial Day weekend going to the several cemeteries that our loved are resting in. It is just a way to honor those that have gone before us. Thank you for sharing your tradition.
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