It's the final layout ( for some reason I am singing that as a song.... hmmmm ... like :Its the final countdown")
Designing Quilts is bit like wearing my heart on my sleeve. I LOVE what I have designed, and then hope that others do too. I told you before that this one was inspired by Josh - hence the name in the title. But I also tried to see what Josh might see when up in the Blackhawk - and interpret it as a quilt....
Are you ready???
The best way for me to assemble this quilt is to lay it out according to the diagram. I stitch each row together, and press.
*For rows 1,3,5,7,9 I will press one direction,
*and the other rows press the opposite before sewing together.
There are actually two different layouts –
Here is the original layout:
.. Or you can turn the large stars to spin another way – giving you two variable options.
Here is the Variable option – check out the big Red Stars – they turn differently
Who is this Josh that the pattern was named for? ( I know - I told you at the beginning - but I just wanted to tell you again)
Josh (Chief Warrant Officer 2) was assigned to the third helicopter battalion and was shot down during Operation Enduring Freedom by enemy fire. Six of the Seven soldiers on board were killed, including Josh. Josh is also the son of two of my most favorite people in the world. Josh's Dad is a VietNam Veteran.
Because Josh flew in a Helicopter – I thought the stars would be what he saw from the air – and the 9 patches sort of look like lights in houses. And of course the blue would be the skies and the night colors.
I hope you enjoyed stitching this quilt!
The full pattern will be available in my Craftsy Pattern Store HERE AlyciaQuilts Pattern Store