Patriot's Day

Patriot's Day (aka Regal Eagle)
This appears as the July quilt in my 2014 wall calendar of quilts. Appropriate for our Independence Day celebrations today on the 4th of July. Liberty and freedom from government oppression. We still want it, have it (most of the time) and sometimes still fight for it when the rules get a little suffocating.

I designed this for Windham Fabrics in 2008 and a certain magazine picked it up to publish it. Then the magazine went bankrupt and I never got paid (that's how it works when you're the little guy, even though without quilts there would have been no magazine in the first place).

My nephew saw it in the calendar and loved it. It's his.

I just discovered that Windham has put a FREE DOWNLOAD OF REGAL EAGLE on their web site. This was a pattern that was included in partnership with the National Coverlet Museum and their reproduction coverlet fabrics. It is the same as Patriot's Day. It is a 9 page pdf and yours to enjoy, even if you don't have any coverlets!

Have a great day and weekend, whether you celebrate this American holiday or not.


  1. oh my word Debby...this is outstanding to say the least..nobody does it better...

  2. You definitely should have been paid for this beauty!

  3. This is wonderful! I saved the pdf and found your gorgeous Constitution Oak pattern also. Thank you!

  4. Thanks so very much for this link. I LOVE that pattern, and I think I will make it, whether as a wall hanging or the center of a medallion quilt. It's a wonderful design! I like it with the USA letters, too. I will probably use civil war prints, but I think anything used would be wonderful.

  5. This quilt in reds and blues is beautiful! Sorry you weren't paid for it!


Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by Debby Kratovil Quilts! If you had a question and don't get an answer from me, please feel free to email me at: