Thursday, October 24, 2013

Quilts of Valor Quilt

Quilts of Valor is a new project we are doing in our Quilt Guild this year.  Many of the gals made a block or two for the first quilt and I had the privilage of piecing the double size top.

This is just a sneekie peek as it is on it's way to the quilter and then back to me for binding.

This picture shows one of the blocks and then the two borders.  I had never done a mitered corner on a border before but I thought with this directional fabric, it would really be cool.  So, I looked at several Youtubes, found one that made sense to me and by the time I got to the 4th corner, I was getting the hang of it!!  You can kind of see it on the right side of the picture!!  After the quilt is bound and the label is attached, I'll take pictures of the whole quilt.  It is awesome!!

We are going to try to get enough blocks to make a QOV quilt each month and hopefully they will be awarded to some of the guild members' loved ones - so we keep it local.

Then, there was an amazing segment on NBC nightly News about the Quilts of Valor program.  Click on the link below the picture to watch ~

This is an amazing program - are any of you involved??


Joyce said...

I have been involved with the QOV project for several years. Time constraints recently have kept me from being as involved as I would like. It's a wonderful program! My dad was a WWII veteran and I have many friends who are Viet Nam veterans.

Janet O. said...

A worthy endeavor, Kris. I made a couple of quilt tops for veterans, but not directly affiliated with QOV.
That was a cool news story!

elliek said...

Very worthy cause. Well done to you all. Well done on those mitred corners too!