Monday, October 26, 2015

Quilt of Valor #5

I used the Fat Quarter Shop's free pattern "Welded" for this QOV.
You can get the pattern here.....

The directions were perfect and  the top was quickly completed.

The pillow case was made and donated by my friend, Karen. She blogs at K's Quilting Korner.

Now that I am no longer taking care of my mother, have joined a quilt guild and have made new friends since our move, I find I don't have as much quilting time as I did before! Having quilt/sew dates, visiting new quilt shops in our area (not much fabric has been coming home with me), and it seems as though there is/was a quilt show to go to every weekend in September and October, is keeping me busy. Having a great time. I feel so very blessed.

Bought 6 yards of this fabric at the Huntsville quilt show - only $3 a yard and I couldn't pass it up. Bought all they had as it will be perfect background fabric for RMH quilts.

Visit the stash report at Patchworktimes

Fabric usage  2015 ~
fabric in ~ 6
fabric out ~ 10.5
used YTD ~ 146.18

Quilts Finished ~ 15 ~ each quilt will only be counted in one category
QOV ~ 5
RMH ~ 8
UFO ~ 1
New ~ 1

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