Monday, May 27, 2024

Memorial Day 2024

Flag Season has begun!

Before the Quilters of the Night arrived - I took a quick swoop through the house and put away all of the "spring" things and pulled out the red, white & blue full stop.

I didn't realize just how many patriotic quilts I had - or even those that would pass for patriotic - as in our last mystery, Indigo Way!

Here in the front foyer I have hung my Solidarity quilt, and on the table is Courthouse Square.

Close Up of Courthouse Square

"Flag Season" for me starts mid May with Armed Forces Day followed Memorial Day and includes Flag Day in June, Independence Day in July and all the way through Labor Day early September.

This year I pulled out an "oldie but goodie" to hang in the Hen Den.

This is my Ohio Stars & Rails quilt (Free Patterns tab) started after 9/11. Piecced this one manically during those early days after 9/11 and then continued on to hand quilt it with Baptist Fans.

Close up of quilting.

It will hang her through September 11 in remembrance.

Who doesn't love a simple triple Irish Chain in red, white, blue?

What? It's not scrappy? Nope!

I made this for my friend Denice who had opened a quilt shop in Waxahachie, Texas.  It was a shop display. to feature the revolutionary war print.

In the dining room!

The Wrong Way Round version of my Right Way Round quilt is atop the big giant buffet. 

It's a square quilt so the remainder is just hanging down the back between the wall and the buffet.  Whatever works!

This Memorial Day I am keeping in mind that the purpose of this day is to remember those who gave their all - their lives - and never made it home.

Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to those who gave their lives for our freedoms, while Veterans Day is an opportunity to thank all who have served in the armed forces.

I'm also enjoying this extra long weekend:

Enjoying Luch with the Quilters of the Night -

Watching Tula Tallulah Lou lounge about on a lovely morning.

Yesterday's hike took us down Bear Branch Road to see if the damage had been repaired - it had!

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It was a lovely walk - only took about an hour and we got 2 miles in - ready and raring to get back to quilting. I know it's hard to pull yourself away to go do something like take a walk - just do it!

I'm drawing for two winners who will each receive a Mabel's Choice PDF pattern from me and a Mabel's Choice cotton roll from Cotton to Quilts.

Check out the sweet prints and plaids!

Such a great stash enhancer!

We had 4222 entries this go round!

Who is entry 3814?

Sandy Smith!

And entry 124?

Elizabeth Carman!

Congrats, ladies!

Please check the inbox associated with the email address you used with your entry for your notification email.  Your PDF patterns are attached (Also check spam and promotions folders if necessary.)

Please reply to those emails with your mailing addresses and I'll have the folks at  Cotton to Quilts get your fabric prizes out to you.

There are few days left to save on the Mabel's Choice PDf pattern!

Create this striking quilt with just 3 shapes and boundless scraps! Easy instruction and alternative cutting directions along with full-color photos and graphics to ensure success.

Great for 1930s/1940s fabrics!

Quilt Size: 72’’ X 84’’

Optional but helpful: Bonnie K. Hunter's Essential Triangle Tool.

Traditional rotary cutting methods are given for those who don't have access to these rulers.

Introductory pricing:

Price is marked 25% off already - no coupon needed!

Sale good through 5/31/24.

Today? It's been raining since last night.  Today's possible hike up to to see the ponies has been rained out.

I'm planning on just taking this day the easy way and enjoying the folks at Quiltville Inn - it's their last day and they head home tomorrow.

How about you? Anything going on for your extra weekend day today?

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Memorial Day is for remembering those who gave their all and didn't get to come home.

I'm taking time to remember them and thank them today.

Catch you tomorrow -



  1. You have lovely red, white and blue quilts. The Inn looks very festive.
    I made the Ohio Stars and Rails quilt a long time ago.
    Happy Memorial day.
    Have a Sparkling day ☀️

  2. Anonymous4:24 PM EDT

    Congratulations, Sandy and Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing your love of scrappy quilting with us!
    Beautiful variety of patriotic quilts, Bonnie. Grateful for the people who defend us. Asking God to comfort those mourning the loss of their military loved ones.
    Laura H.


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