Saturday, July 8, 2017

Alycia's QOV Mystery - Vet Quilts

I am going to try to keep up with Alycia's new QOV mystery. She promises a easy quilt.

Here are my fabric choices...Alycia - let me know if any of my choices need to be changed. 

Two more Quilts for Vets of Wayne County are finished.  These I made before we started getting donations for fabrics and that means I can count this fabric as used.

Can't remember where this pattern came from.  I remember having to make it bigger than the pattern called for. Love the cascading stars. The background is a light blue.

I took a class for this quilt and I made mine for a QOV.

The town we do most of our shopping in is Florence, AL. It is about an hour away. It has Lowes, Harbor Freight, Dillards, Bed Bath & Beyond, Petco,  Joanns, Hobby Lobby. On the way to Florence we drive about 30 minutes on Natchez Trace. We picked up two turtle about 1/2 mile apart.

I remembered to count their rings. The one on the left is half the size of the one on the right. Their markings are so cool. They are both males. The one on the left has 11 rings (11 years old) and the one on the right has between 23-25 (23-25 years old). The one on the left is one of the smallest turtles we have found since moving here. Looking forward to finding a turtle with 40+ rings. 

Total fabric used since January - 159 yards

Total fabric purchased since January abt 21 yards.


Karen said...

Beautiful quilts. I am sure the turtles will love living at your house. I don't have enough red and blues to sew along so I will be watching you to see the finished quilt.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love those quilts!! And your fabric choices are SO perfect!!!

Sherrill said...

Ooo, I DO love those cascading stars!! And I never knew about the rings on turtles and sure don't know how to tell if they're boys or girls! Interesting. Sounds like you do a lot of quilting for the vets, too. I used to make Home of the Brave quilts and that's where today's block came from.

Anonymous said...

I'm planning to do Alycia's qal, too, and for vets. I do like your friendship star quilt, as well as the one you did with a class. Thanks for sharing more good ideas!