Sunday, November 4, 2018

We have A Need For Another Quilt Of Valor

I received an email last week from a local lady asking if we could provide a QOV for a retired marine, Vietnam vet, who is fading in health. I do not have one on hand so I sent out a message to my MeetUp quilt group for help. Yesterday we met and made 13x 12" blocks with promises of at least another half dozen.
My plan is to have the rest of the blocks by our next meeting November 17, so I can quickly put it together, quilt and bind it for this ailing Marine.
Celeste with her blocks
Limbania with her contribution
BJ with hers
And here are mine.
I did not get a photo of Jen with hers but with this beautiful quilt that she painstakingly pieced, and I quilted. I think the pattern is Crystal Blue and is definitely a challenge even for an advanced quilter. I used a pantograph called Flower Burst because we wanted something a little bit contemporary to fit the quilt design.
 I think it was a good choice, quilting was not going to show up anyway and really did not need to try to steal the show from this stunning quilt.
 Last night I quickly quilted this baby quilt from my last retreat.
 I will bind it and set it aside for the next baby baptized at St.Mark.
 The hot air balloon panel made a good backing and the batting is Quilter's Dream Angel.

1 comment:

Angela Neff said...

Quilt of Valor stuff looks great! I miss sewing with you all. Happy to finally be feeling well enough to sew...and blog! See you soon!