The pattern includes instructions for making it scrappy as shown, or with only 3 colors. It also includes a suggestion for making it into a Remembrance Quilt by embroidering the name, rank, service dates and conflict name onto the 13 stripes for each serviceman/woman..
I putter some with genealogy, so I plan to go back and find information on ancestors who fought in various wars in our nation's history, and embroider their names, rank , date of birth and death, and conflict they fought in. I think it will make it a very special quilt that I can pass down to my children and eventually grandchildren.
...now to get busy on completing another project!