Today is Quilts of Valor National Sew Day, and I have done my part.
I started this top during the Quilts of Valor New Year’s Day 2014 Sit-n-Sew. Looks like I can get a lot accomplished if I quilt on the first of the month! Actually, I made the blocks throughout 2013 using Sophie’s patterns from Block Lotto. (This year, she has even drafted a full pattern along with the blocks, so everyone can join the fun in the Mod-Mod QAL!)
The blocks were an unusual 6″ x 9″, so the center was a long rectangle. I knew I needed borders to bring it to the QOV officially recommend size of 60×80. I decided to add 6″ pinwheels to the right and left, and just a 3″ strip across the top and bottom. I found a great patriotic print called “Stars and Stripes Bandana” to use as the outer border.
I will put this one at the top of my “to-be-quilted” pile and maybe during Spring Break in March I can do the final steps and get this in the mail to a worthy recipient. Thanks to all who serve in our military!
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