For generations, women have captured the everyday images of things around them and creating wonderful quilts. One such quilt pattern in called Fireworks,” created by Annette Truong, featuring a dark blue background to show off the gold and silver fabric tendrils of an exploding rocket.
Glancing at a completed block, the pattern looks daunting to put together, especially for an amateur quilter like me. The sparkling tendrils seem to arch and curve on the fabric – not an easy thing to carry out for one who can only sew straight seams LOL!
But as I looked at the pattern illustration, I realized it was really simple. The completed quilt block is made up of four sections. Each section is pieced with simple shapes stitched with straight lines in a particular order almost like a paint-by number picture. When the four sections are assembled, the exploding fireworks stand out in a midnight sky.
When we look back at the story of our nation on this Independence Day, it looks like a complex picture of twists and turns. But in reality, it was a carefully planned out pattern, made with many small pieces, put together section by section until we see an amazing picture of God’s grace to a nation.
Thank you Lord, for your many blessings on America. They are the shining threads of your glory that stand out in our nation’s history. We pray your continued blessings on this country – Help this people turn their hearts and eyes to you. Amen.