Monday, May 27, 2013

In Honor and in Memory: Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns



My own father, and four of his brothers, served in World War II. Their family was known as a Five Star Family...five members of one family, all in various Armed Forces, left our childhood home on Douglas Island, Alaska to serve their country with military service. Four brothers returned home to their parents, one was killed in action, and did not.

It taught all of us about pride and honor and service to our country. But it also taught us forgiveness for others who practice the same pride, honor, and service to their countries as we learned to forgive the loss of our son, brother, and uncle's life.

Honor your loved ones, honor our country, by making a patriotic quilt today or any day.






In honor of our soldiers (both at home and abroad) our ever-present patriotism and in the spirit of good work and service that so many do in our country..... here's my collection of over 100 links (many links lead to multiple free patterns) for free quilt or quilt block patterns. In 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!

note: McCalls Quick Quilts is now requiring a free sign-up to access their free patters etc. So, if you get an error reading page...that's what that means. Sign up on the right of that screen for free viewing and printing privileges!



Civil War Patterns

Free Patriotic Quilt Patterns:



Free Union & Confederate Soldier's Patriotic Quilt Pattern

Soldier's Patriotic





Union Eagle Quilt





Gunboat Quilts...applique motif ideas like above





Pomegranate (Marriage )Quilt



Flags & Heart



McCalls now requires a sign in to download next 16 patterns below but there is no fee:



54-40 or Fight

Independence Day "

A Nation's Pride "

Midnight Stars"

American Classic "

Shining Through

Bear's Paw

Stars & Stripes Forever

Born in the USA

Summer Spirit

Celebration 2000

True Colors





Land of Liberty star15" 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





Party Hats





Indian Trail





Northumberland Star





Royalty...the 911 block





Ohio Star





Spiderweb Star







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!)



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")



GalaImage of Galaxy of Stars Quiltxy of Stars Quilt

39" x 29"









Thumbnail image of free quilt pattern: Star in a Wall Hanging

Thumbnail image of free quilt pattern: Stars All Around Tree Skirt












52" Diameter





Thumbnail image of free quilt pattern: Old Fashioned Stars Quilt



61" x 82"



Shooting Stars



Tie a Yellow Ribbon


Ribbons to make in Red, White and Blue, Pink, and Yellow
three ribbons









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


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Amerihearts at Home


A nation's pride...'stained glass look quilt block pattern'


US "We Support" Ribbon wall hanging





July 2000 Block


Americana Flag



Navy Star

Army Star




Patriotic Block Patterns:







"A Dandy"...You will need six of these blocks!


"Log Cabin" ... You will need two of these blocks!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN

" Pieced Star" ... You will need two of these blocks!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN

"Starflower"... You will need eight of these blocks!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PATTERN




Moda Marbles Stars Tablerunner

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!



Final with binding_1 Liberty Heart


Download SWEET LIBERTY HEART Pattern

CLICK HERE for a KIT!






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Liberty Stars made with her Sweet Liberty Fabric line

CLICK HERE to Download the pattern






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Sweet Liberty fabric and her free Stars and Stripes pattern:


CLICK HERE to Download the pattern








Patriotic Heartstrings of Memory idea made by Michele Bilyeu "With Heart and Hands":


see:String Quilting:Tutorial and Free Patterns



Patriotic Checkers from Bernina and Sewing.org: Free Patriotic Quilt Pattern Here



Blue or Gold Star Service Banner



Patriotic Miniature Quilt





US"We Support" Ribbon wall hanging

beginner sewing pattern

Military Free Printables






And for pure inspiration (but not free patterns) check out:


 America's 9-11 Memorial Quilts Web Site


From My Blog:

 String Quilting
Comfort Quilts
Patriotic Heartstrings






Michele Bilyeu blogs With Heart and Hands as she shares a quilting journey through her life in Salem, Oregon and Douglas, Alaska, as she sews, quilts, and creates small format art quilts, prayer flags, and comfort  quilts for a variety of charitable programs. Sharing thousands of links to Free Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns and encouraging others to join in her Liberated Quilting Challenge and make or donate small art quilts to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) Help us change the world, one little quilt at a time!

3 comments:

  1. Michele! OH my goodness! I saw your picture on Pinterest and was like, I KNOW that lady! I don't know if you remember me from Hazel Green but I remember you and how kind you always were to us! I am starting to get heavily into quilting and love your blog! Lori K

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  2. Hi Lori! Of course I remember you! Isn't it the funniest thing to discover people you know online and what has happened to them in all the years past? Hope you are doing well and I'm delighted that you are quilting! It's a great hobby and a lot of fun.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the patterns!

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.