Working on a Quilt of Valor

It is Veteran's Day weekend, time to honor our living veterans and thank them for their service.  One of the ways I do this is by participating in the Quilts of Valor organization.  In October, I went to a retreat and got a little farther on my Quilt of Valor that I started last February.  …

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A Quilt of Valor Presentation

Sometimes the stars align, and you get to do something incredibly special for a friend.  This happened last week, when I had the great honor of presenting a Quilt of Valor to a longtime quilting friend.  Bonnie Hartel was an Army Nurse during the Vietmam era, and served our country with pride and dignity.  I …

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Sampler Quilt of Valor

With another QOV presentation coming up in July, I thought it would be a good time to pull out some orphan blocks that were sent to me.  I know some of these came from dear reader friend Melanie T.  I think some also came from another reader, but I cannot remember who - Phyllis D, …

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Quilts of Valor, and a QOV Story

Having participated in a Quilts of Valor presentation, I wanted to try to give more to that organization.  So, when my friend Bonnie asked me to quilt one for her, I readily agreed.  She brought this lovely pieced scrappy red, white, and blue, with a red wide backing.  Wide backings are lovely, LOL!! The great …

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A Collaborative Quilt of Valor

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing …

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A Quilt of Valor Story

Working on Quilts of Valor is so rewarding.  The red, white and blue patterns are as varied as the quilters who make them.  A few months ago, I made one as part of a Fat Quarter Shop Classic and Vintage event, a double nine patch. I sent it off to the local QOV chapter and …

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Quilt of Valor Barn Raising

This barn raising setting for the next Quilt of Valor was so interesting with the variety of patriotic prints and mix of colors with a bit of gold.  I liked the transition from a light beige to a darker beige background as the blocks go from center to edge.  I loaded it longways in order …

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Quilt of Valor – United We Stand Panel

This next Quilt of Valor was an asymmetrical quilt with a nice design to augment a panel.  The panel is the center section with the eagles.  The right side section has pieced friendship stars set in rows alternating with strips of star fabric.  On the left side is a sashed strip of alternating color background …

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Quilt of Valor – Eagle Squares

Moving on to the next Quilt of Valor, each one has been unique and interesting.  This one had foundation pieced stripes on a muslin base, alternating those squares with an eagle print.  I was concerned that the difference in weight between the squares might make quilting a challenge.  I laid it on the longarm bar …

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