Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Quilts For Vets of Wayne County, TN - part 2

I was able to quilt and machine bind 3 quilts this week. It really doesn't take that long to do a simple meander. They have all been washed and dried.

One of our group of quilters brought in a quilt pattern and wanted to make it into a Vet quilt. She picked the colors and went to work. Turned out pretty good! We are aiming for quilts to be 60x70 and this one is 70x80, a bit larger than usual.

We are trying not to duplicate patterns when making these quilts. This next quilt is a duplicate. We gave the first one to a critically ill Vet. We wanted to make another one so we can have it in our quilt show in September. We have a bunch of extra 1/2 sq triangles left over from these quilts, enough to create another quilt!

This quilt's stars were made from the string blocks our beginners made a few months ago. The stars measure 15 inches with the star center at at 5.5 inches and the points cut at 3.5 in sq. The red row strips are cut at 10.5 x 2.5.

We are working hard to get these quilts finished by the end of July.


Anonymous said...

And they are so great! Too bad I don't live in that part of TN. I'd help! I do like that version of a chevron.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

They are beautiful!!!