Jessica’s Patriotic Quilt

When my daughter, Jessica, was a young girl, she and I designed a patriotic quilt for her to sew. She chose her fabrics, and she cut and pieced all of the blocks.

Jessica's Patriot

Now those blank squares were not meant to be blank. Jessica wanted to fill them with appliqued American symbols.

She found symbols in coloring pages and other places and applique proceeded slowly.

Very slowly.

A lot of life has happened, including courtship, marriage, and three children. She is becoming an accomplished photographer with her own website.

A move across the country motivated Jessica to dig into her UFOs and pull out this patriotic project to finish.

Jessica's Patriot

Now the flimsy is back in my house. I have the honor to quilt it for my daughter.

I have it pin basted and ready for quilting.

Jessica's Patriot

This will be one of those New Year’s resolutions.

Or maybe I will wait until she moves back to my side of the country.

Quilt On!

17 responses to “Jessica’s Patriotic Quilt

  1. Well, that quilt definitely has a story, and how fun that you will get to be part of it, adding the quilting! Tough decision – send it back, or hold it hostage. Hmm.

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  2. The images she chose to appliqué were worth the wait. That is an amazing quilt.


    • Thank you, Bert! I think most of those images she chose while still very young, and some of the applique was done then, too. She is just as patriotic now, maybe more so, as she was then. 🙂


  3. Hi Laura! What a fabulous UFO and one great quilt top. I’ll bet you both feel some satisfaction getting this closer to the finish line. I’ll bet it brought back some wonderful memories of the two of you working together. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. That is really a great story. I love that it is back to you, kind of tennis with a quilt. I am sure she will be thrilled to get it and you can decide as it gets done whether she gets it before or after a move closer to you. I checked out her photos too – she has a great eye. Lots of talent in this family!


  5. Every quilt has a story, and this one has a great one!


  6. Great quilt and a special keepsake for one of her children. No pressure quilting it!


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