Finally! After a few months of going back and forth on ideas, patterns, and color schemes we finally came up with our barn quilt. The deadline I gave myself was July 4th. It went up yesterday! So excited. We all worked so hard on it. The planning, drawing, and painting. It was a great homeschool project for us to work on as a family.
We decided to go with our very first choice ( I know, all that time and thought and we went with the first choice!) which was to mimic the pattern from a red, white, and blue quilt my mother-in law had made one of my children. I thought it was a good start to having a barn quilt with meaning behind it.
Here is the quilt~....the pattern is called 'The Friendship Star'.
I love this quilt. My camera doesn't do it justice! Once we decided on this pattern we were able to get to work.
I will be posting on the 'how to's' of making a barn quilt in another post. So, follow along so you don't miss it!
Here is a close up view of our barn quilt....
We chose to go with red and white stripes, one for every member in our family (both sides) that has served our country. We have members who have served in the Marine Corps, Navy, Airforce, and Army. There are 24 stripes total.
The red triangles represent me and the kids, with my husband being represented in the center with the Marine Corps eagle, globe, and anchor.
The blue triangles with stars represents the folded flag in memory of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
The star is the Friendship Star and has a physical as well as spiritual application.
Jesus said in John 15:13, "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
Jesus gave his life on the cross, paid the ultimate price for our sin, so that we may be free.
I love this quote:
"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you; Jesus Christ and the American G. I. One died for your soul; the other for your freedom."
Hoping you have a wonderful and very blessed 4th of July! Happy Independence Day!