Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Stars

My Memorial Day quilt is a patriotic table topper that could also be used as a wall hanging. Designed in Electric Quilt 7, it features eight inch Road to Oklahoma blocks arranged in four by four rows. These red, cream and blue stars and stripes fabrics have been in my stash for a while, just waiting for the right project.

Enjoy Memorial Day...I'll be in the sewing room cutting up fabric and stitching it back together.  

Memorial Stars - KatieScarlett Designs

And please don't forget what today is really all about: 

Memorial Day is an occasion for remembering those who died while serving their country in the United States armed forces. It’s not to be confused with Veteran’s Day, an annual holiday in November that honors everyone who served in the U.S. military.  Memorial Day was first observed in 1868, when it was called Decoration Day, a day set aside to honor the 600,000 U.S. citizens who died in the Civil War. 

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them.  ~Francis A. Walker


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