When I got to this stage ^, I knew I had it. So I started sewing. Lots of family visits and other crazy obligations kept me from finishing the top, until this past Sunday.
I love how all of the blocks stand out and kinda blend in at the same time.
Our state's Quilt of Valor representative lives on the exact opposite side of the state...So we will be working with our local VA Medical Center to give this quilt to a local OIF, OEF, or OND veteran (Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, or Operation New Dawn). After speaking with the VA's volunteer coordinator and finding out that they don't get many QoV (due to the fact that the representative is so far away - we have a long state) I really want to make another. But we will see...There is so much going on.
Like finishing this up, for starters. I put the top together, Janet over at Simply Pieced is making the back and will be basting it too, Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation is going to be quilting and binding the quilt, and then our newest guild member, Carolyn, will be making the presentation bag for the quilt to go in. I am SO EXCITED!
Here is an up close shot at some of my favorite blocks from the quilt.
|Made by Jenny|
|Made by Susan|
|Made by Janet|
|Made by Lori|
|Made by Sarah|
|Made by Kelly|
|Made by me|
Quilt of Valor is truly a great project. What a way to say thanks. Not all of the recipients will really know what it means or what went in to it, at least not at first. But they will someday. And then they will get that we said thank you and really meant it. You should check the organization out.