Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Quilt of Valor Blocks

I have yet another WIP to share...
It seems like I am only sharing works in progress lately, but maybe I'll actually finish something next week. 

I digress. 
I am a member of the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild.  I love being able to meet and hang out with  modern quilters once a month. 
Last month we decided to make a Quilt of Valor Quilt together.  One quilt, for now - we didn't want to overwhelm ourselves. 
I am leading this particular effort - meaning I looked up the details.  Lol.

Kelly, from My Quilt Infatuation, came up with the fabulous idea of a sampler quilt. That way we can each make three 12in (finished) blocks and end up with enough for a nice sized quilt once put together. 
We are each making different blocks - whatever we choose, in any red, blue, white, gray - as long as we make different ones and they have patriotic colors.  We are going to use Kona White as a sashing to separate the blocks (the reason we could use what ever fabrics we wanted). 

We are a super small guild, only 7 due paying members right now - though we would love it if anyone wants to join us! 

The three blocks aren't "due" until our April meeting - giving three months to choose and make the blocks.  However, I finished mine last week. 

my three blocks

I used Amy Newbold's, of Sukie Don't Ya Know, Origami Star tutorial.  Only I did my own math and made it 12in.  So there are a few measurements I would change...but I'll do that for another project.  ;)

Then I choose a Flying Dutchman block.  I love the multiple flying geese.  If I do this block again I think I will make it scrappy.  That would be a bit more fun. 

Then, for my last block I used the Double Z block from the new (and totally fabulous) quilting book - Vintage Quilt Revival, by Katie Clark Blakesley, Lee Heinrich, and Faith Jones. 

I can't wait to see everyone else's blocks.  I am excited to see how the quilt comes together with different fabrics and looks.

Have a fabulous Wednesday!



  1. Love your blocks! Very striking! This will make a wonderful quilt for Quilts of Valor.

  2. I love WIP posts, never apologize for those! Your blocks are great, I'm sure the finished quilt is going to be fabulous!

  3. Your blocks look great! I would totally join your group if I were in Memphis!! Might be kinda far to drive from AZ for a meeting ;)

  4. love your blocks, Katelyn! I can't wait to see them in person on Sunday!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. Your blocks look great and I look forward to seeing the final result! Good luck with your project.