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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Flag Day


I just changed the quilt on my hearth room display wall to one that is appropriate for Flag Day through the Fourth of July. It's about 80" square, and I made it in honor of my son when he was in Iraq. Now, he's coming home, and I hope he will enjoy seeing it as a welcome home. I probably should have changed out the flowers on top of the rack to something red, white and blue as well, but that's just not going to happen this year! LOL!

12 comments:

KCQuilter said...

What a beautiful flag for Flag Day--great job! Congrats on your son coming home from Iraq.

Screen Door said...

How patriotic...I know you're thankful your son is coming home. This quilt will always have a memory attached.
Melanie

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt - like the placement of the HST's just between the points and not in the corner squares - so effective. You must be very relieved your son is on his way home safe and sound - the US have suffered far more casualties then us in the UK and we feel sad enough - it'll be terrific for you to have him home:o)

Dawn said...

Great patriotic quilt - and BIG - that display wall must be large to hang that large of a quilt! Very cool! I want that!

Tonya R said...

Great bold patriotic quilt. So thankful your son is coming home safe.

Samantha said...

Beautiful quilt- and- so happy your son is coming home!

ForestJane said...

I like big block quilts... and this one makes a bold patriotic statement! Nice!

Judy said...

Wonderful quilt for the season! Glad that your son will be home safe and sound!

My quilt goes up this weekend too!!

Wendy said...

That flag quilt is a winner! Prompted me to get into the red-white-and blues mode. Your trip to the grass lands was interesting to read about. Can't imagine being a pioneer (without air conditioning). Boy are we spoiled! Have a good weekend, and stay well.
Love, Wendy

Sarah said...

Sharon -

I love your patriotic quilt! May have to replicate it!

Glad to hear your son is coming home safe!

Sarah

YankeeQuilter said...

So glad to hear he is coming home safe. He will love the quilt...I don't think he will notice if the flowers don't match! If I remember correctly the only think I wanted was lots of showers, fresh vegetables, cold anything to drink, and some quiet time!
Siobhan

Petey said...

A very appreciative thank you to your son and all the others like him who give so much so we can live as free as we do. God bless him and all of you in their families that go through the terrible separation.
Last week there was a funeral for the first Iowa mother killed in Iraq...so sad for her 11 year old daughter left behind.
Lovely quilt!
Petey