What a tribute this quilt is to our troops. This was made by a very proud grandmother for her Navy grandson. I ditch stitched the blocks, outlined the embroidery, and complimented the diagonal piecing lines. I had a stars and strips patter that was perfect for the paper pieced blocks and the border. I used a baby blue thread on the back so that all the design work would show. She was thrilled with the quilting and I found out that the grandson and wife were very touched.