Quilt of Valor

After hearing a presentation about Quilts of Valor at our local Quit Guild, I signed up to be a presenter.  My first presentation was a triple one – to a father and his two sons.  I was very moved by the experience.  I knew I wanted to start making some of these quilts for donation.  But, the first one needed to be for my 95 year old father.  I found the idea for this quilt on the Accuquilt website.  I revised the Celebration Table Runner by adding three rows and continuing the flying geese as the border.  I also modified it to make it using the Cotton Theory method.

Dad's Quilt of Valor front

Dad’s Quilt of Valor front

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Dad’s Quilt of Valor back

And I was able to present it to him when I visited him in Florida in February.

Dad's Quilt of Valor

Dad’s Quilt of Valor

I’m so happy to be involved with this organization.  www.qovf.org

 

Hexies on the move

My project of choice during road trips (and there have been many lately!) is English paper pieced hexies.  My bag is always full of a ready supply of precut card stock backings and precut hexie shapes from my scrap bag using my Accuquilt GO BIG.  I use my cutting/ironing board for stability on my lap, my Sewline Glue Stick, Superior Bottom Line thread, and my sewing snips.  Everything is small and portable and easy to keep by me in the front seat.

My mobile set up

My mobile set up

I love creating these little lovelies from pieces of scraps.

I really wish I could read in the car, but I am prone to car sickness, so that’s not an option for me. This suits me just fine.