Sunday, July 2, 2017

Quilts for Vets of Wayne County, TN - part 3

I was able to get 3 Vet quilts finished this week.  I can't count the yardage for these as the fabric was bought with donations.

I used 2.5 inch strips for this quilt, the blocks are 12 inches finished. I used red flannel on the back.

 All the quilts are being washed as I'm not sure that our older Vets will know how to wash their quilt. Plus I worry about the reds bleeding into the lighter fabrics.

Love making floating stars as there is no chance of cutting off the star points.

I think our group of beginner quilters will be focusing more on 1/2 sq triangle quilts as they are getting pretty good at marking and stitching on the lines. Not so much at squaring up the blocks so I will continue doing that. They are all expert pressers! And for some unexplainable reason I cannot get them to do a constant 1/4 inch seam.  I think once the pressure of these 50 Vet quilts are behind us I will be giving them beginning lessons and will be able to spend more time on the basics.

This next quilt was made with the 1/2 sq triangles made by the group. I think it turned out pretty good. 60x70

I'm gonna leave you with a picture of our Sweet Ruby - she is now 3 years old. She is the best dog for me, very obedient, easy to train.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Love them all!! That top block we used as a block drive and the quilts were so great!

Anonymous said...

I love the squares and stars. I may have to "borrow" that idea in the future.


Anonymous said...

All wonderful quilts! Anyone would be happy to have them, I think, and Vets will love them. You are doing such a good thing.

Anonymous said...

And I did "borrow" it: