Sunday, July 10, 2016

A Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor 
60 x 84

I hope to surprise my brother-in-law, Bert, a veteran, with this on Veteran's Day.  I just have to remember to get it mailed off when it's closer to time.  I need to finish one more Quilt of Valor for the three veteran family members I hope to surprise - my nephew, my sister's husband and my husband's brother. 


I used 140 six inch blocks - some left over Twinklers from a past Quilt of Valor, some Chunky Churn Dashes from a swap and some Snowballs. 


I quilted it on my DSM with some freemotion loops and stars. 


I pieced a few fabrics for the back. 

This is also goal #2 in my list   for     Q3 Finish-A-Long. 


21 comments:

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your QOV is excellent and even more special since you are gifting it to a family member. Awesome.

Jayne said...

So many blocks! Beautiful and I'm sure it will be appreciated and loved!

SandraC said...

What a wonderful, vibrant quilt!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

It is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with Oh Scrap! I find your quilts so inspiring:)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a beautiful quilt and will make a beautiful gift! You always have such amazing collections of blocks and fabrics!

Kaja said...

I liked it before and love it now it is done. I really like how the red, white and blue works with this block design - bet it's going to be well appreciated!

Vic in NH said...

So many of the official quilts of valor that I see seem to exude a slick polished look. Yours has a definite home made-in the best sense of that term-comfort filled and snuggle loving look to it. I hope that your family can appreciate these special quilts for decades to come.

Kate said...

Great use of orphan blocks. But it doesn't look like you used orphans. A very fun scrappy quilt.

gayle said...

Such a beauty! I love how those little twinkle stars live up to their name!

Quilting Babcia said...

This quilt just sings! He will love it. Great job!

Nann said...

Cathy, the quilt is exuberant! Fun to see how you used swap blocks.

Alison said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Cathy said...

What a lovely quilt!

Robin said...

This quilt has a lot of patriotic vitality. I love it!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful way to use up blocks and to honor Vets. It's a fun quilt.

cityquilter grace said...

wow one of the best QOV i've seen...love its scrappiness...great idea...a whole melange of different RWB blocks...love it!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Congrats on your finish, what a beautiful quilt!

PaulaB quilts said...

A meaningful QOV for your brother-in-law. The scrappy look and bits from different projects looks like you really cared. BTW, my post is acting weird, just hit the Home button and it will show up.

Heidi said...

Beautiful! The scrappiness is wonderful altogether. Plenty of time to enjoy it for awhile too ;)

desertskyquilts said...

Great quilt! A soldier will love it, I know.

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

What an awesome gift! Veterans are pretty amazing people! Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts