This is so wonderful, I just had to share it. It so perfectly fits any of us who belong to the 99% and are still doing the very best that we can in spite of any of our life challenges!
"I asked for strength that I might achieve;
I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things;
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy;
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men;
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life;
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I got nothing that I had asked for, but everything that I had hoped for.
Almost despite myself my unspoken prayers were answered;
I am, among all men, most richly blessed."
So, in honor of our soldiers (both at home and abroad) and in the spirit of the good work and service that so many do in our country..... here's my collection of over 100 links to free quilt or quilt block patterns.
It includes some that are traditional, some that date back to the Civil War, and some amazing and wonderful stars, stripes, flags and even service banners!
Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns: UPDATED!
Free Union & Confederate Soldier's Patriotic Quilt Pattern
Union Eagle Quilt
Gunboat Quilts...applique motif ideas like above
Pomegranate (Marriage )Quilt
McCalls now requires a sign in to download next 16 patterns below but there is no fee for downloading and using any of them:
54-40 or Fight
Independence Day "
A Nation's Pride "
American Classic "
Stars & Stripes Forever
Born in the USA
Sweet Land of Liberty by Marcie Patch
her free patterns including this American Eagle
Sweet Liberty Table Runner
The finished quilt top measures 21” by 42”
Made by Julie from The Intrepid Thread
printable PDF version
Land of Liberty 15" x 20" pieced quilt project from Debbie Mumm http://blog.debbiemumm.com/files/LandOfLiberty-Instructions.pdf
Liberate! block from Quilter's Cache
Liberty Star Basket
Patriotic Star string quilted star pattern from Maryquilts
Royalty...the 911 block
Patriotic mini quilt: a free pattern for an 1890's reproduction by Patricia Cummings
In The Line of Duty (no longer links if you have one to this, please let me know, so I am including it in that hope, anyway)
Shuttle (In Memory of the Columbia) Pattern
American Flag...free American Flag patterns flying horizontal, vertical, or waving!
Star in a Wall Hanging
Compuquilts: free patriotic blocks and quilt patterns as below:
The Crazy Star Flag
The 4th Star Flag Block and Quilt
Sapphire Stars Quilt (3 sizes)
Scottish Stars Quilt (39" Square) by Joy Hoffman
From Darlene Zimmerman:
Stardance Quilt (52.5" x 61.5")
Star in a Wall Hanging
Stars All Around Tree Skirt
Old Fashioned Stars Quilt
61" x 82"
Ribbons to make in Red, White and Blue, Pink, and Yellow
Directions For Making a Blue or Gold Star Service Banner
Armed Services Flag for families with a member in active duty at this time! Fly proudly in your window!!!
3" x 6" US Ribbon Block
US Ribbon Block
Amerihearts at Home
Patriotic Block Patterns:
|"A Dandy"...You will need six of these blocks!|
|"Log Cabin" ... You will need two of these blocks!|
|" Pieced Star" ... You will need two of these blocks!|
|"Starflower"... You will need eight of these blocks!|
Finished Size: 15" x 33"
Moda Marbles Stars Tablerunner™
Nantucket Knots Free Table Warmer Quilt Pattern Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Four Flags Quilt Block from Better Homes and Gardens Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
July Flag from Quiltmaker.com : Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Rainbow Stars from Better Homes & Gardens: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Stars & Stripes from Benartex: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Union Star from Quiltmaker.com: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Veteran's Pride from Quiltmaker.com: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Free pattern, click here.
Susan K. Cleveland prairie points tool flag
Pat Sloan's Patriotics: See all her free patterns!
including these amazing beauties!
Liberty Stars made with her Sweet Liberty Fabric line
Sweet Liberty fabric and her free Stars and Stripes pattern:
Patriotic Checkers from Bernina and Sewing.org: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here
Blue or Gold Star Service Banner
PATRIOTIC MINIATURE QUILT
An 1890s reproduction quilt, and a free pattern for you
by Patricia Cummings
Patriotic Miniature Quilt
US"We Support" Ribbon wall hanging
Military Free Printables
And for pure inspiration (but not free patterns) check out:
America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts Web Site
Shown at top:
one of my lap-sized string quilts with a pre-purchased center panel, makes up quickly and easily and is perfect for someone who is usually seated, as in a wheelchair.
With Inspector General, Willow Fern Bilyeu, (my daughter's 9th and always the best, birthday gift.) Now, age 16, she is at the helm, in all ways, in our household.
At her age, she pretty much sits wherever she wants to! Even when I am quilting!!!!