Thursday, May 26, 2016

Big Star Quilt / Memorial Day

    Memorial Day/Big Star Quilt

    There is a beautiful National Cemetery where
     I grew up in Southern Illinois. 

    It is called the Mound City National Cemetery.
    I thought I would take this time to share some
     memories of the services there and a quilt 
    that I made for my husband.

    The Mound City National Cemetery Memorial
     ceremony is among the oldest in the region
     and dates to the years right after the Civil
     War.  Each year Memorial Day is celebrated
     with a service to honor the fallen.

    We have many friends and family that are 
    buried here.

    I am sharing some pictures of my Big Star 
    Quilt. This is my first big star quilt and I did
     not have a pattern. I followed instructions
     that were published online.

    I chose two reds and two blues and white to produce a patriotic pattern.

    This block is one of four that are created when you put your stars together.

    The quilting was even done in stars and 

    There are three big stars across and four big
     stars down for a total of twelve.

    I embroidered my husbands service record
     and gave it to him as a gift.

    The quilt is banded with a red, white and blue

    My husband spent two years in the U.S. Marine Corps and twenty five years in the Illinois National Guard.

    I was very pleased with the way this tuned
     out. It is one my favorite quilts. Thanks for 

    stopping in. Have a safe week!

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    1. Your quilt is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to your husband.
      Bon weekend.

    2. What a glorious and festive quilt. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

    3. What a beautiful quilt and lovely gift for your husband.

      Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    4. Beautiful patriotic quilt JoAnn. The Mound City National Cemetery Memorial Day service was such a nice tribute to our fallen soldiers.

    5. JoAnn, You did a lovely job on the quilt. The colors are well balanced and the quilting looks good. A handmade gift made with love is always appreciated. Sylvia D.

    6. JoAnn, what a beautiful quilt! You did a fantastic job. My mother-in-law use to quilt and she made us a few over the years. They are now treasures to us, as she passed away 2-years ago this month. I know your husband really appreciated you doing this for him. Please tell him that I said, thanks for your service to this country in keeping us safe and our freedom intact. I found you on Skywatch Friday. It's nice meeting you today and I hope you have a glorious weekend!

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