Sunday, October 4, 2015

QOV #4 ~ RMH #8

I doubt I am going to reach my goal of 12 Quilts of Valor and 12 quilts for Ronald McDonald's house this year. I will be thrilled if I am able to finish 5 QOVs.

I very seldom buy quilt magazines as I already have so many patterns I will never have the time to make. The cover quilt just caught my eye and I had to buy it.
I really, really like the cover quilt! I am not sure what color I will make the star points, maybe blue or green.....I already have about 5 quilts that have red star points.
 There are at least 4 quilts in this magazine I like. I used this pattern to make a QOV.

Here is my version of the quilt.

I used a bunch of blue on white/beige fabrics for the background and a solid red for the pinwheels and border. I made a pink and black version a few years ago - you can see it here.

The pillow case was made and donated by Karen.
She used such cute fabric to make it. Love the hearts...
Kat over at Kat and cat quilts is asking for 10.5 inch string blocks. I was able to make 24 this weekend will try to make some more in the next couple of weeks. I was touched when I read about her quilt ministry - though not sure she calls it a ministry. Go here to read her story.

Here are 12 of the blocks - I used muslin for the foundations.
I certainly have enough strings to make hundreds of blocks...Gotta love mindless piecing.

I was, once again, inspired by a quilt Karen made
Just when I think I am out of I Spy fabrics I keep finding more! I used 5 inch squares. This quilt will be going to RMH.

Linking up with -
Quilting is more fun than Housework
Michelle's "Let's Make Baby Quilts

Fabric usage  2015 ~
fabric in ~ 0
fabric out ~ 18.89
used YTD ~ 141.68

Quilts Finished ~ 14 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
QOV ~ 4
RMH ~ 8
UFO ~ 1
New ~ 1


Kat said...

So excited to see those string blocks! Kat @

Shannon said...

I like the cover quilt too! Your QOV is beautiful! Great fabric selections.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I love your pinwheel quilt! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

WyoPat said...

So glad to have you back--missed you and your posts.

Libby in TN said...

Don't flog yourself if you don't meet your goal. Whatever you are able to do is appreciated, I'm sure. Thanks for letting us know about Kat and Cat Quilts' block drive.

Karen said...

Nice string blocks. I will have to check out the need for strings. I have lots of them that needs a home. I really like the pinwheel quilt. Your fabrics are perfect for a QOV.

Scooquilt said...

I worked on my string blocks for Kat today. I certainly have enough strings! I really like you QOV with the red pinwheels. The background is subtle but interesting.

Lynette said...

You've had a qood quilting year so far! 5 Quilts of Valor in one year is really marvelous and kind of you.

Jennifer said...

Wow - great usage and # of finished quilts! I love your red pinwheels too - I might have to pick up that magazine too!

Rachel said...

Like your pinwheel quilt. That pop of red for the binding is perfect!

Kate said...

The pinwheel quilt is beautiful. Love that pop of red from the pinwheels.