Friday, July 25, 2014

Quilt of Valor Top

Awhile back (I start a lot of my posts like that don't I?) I posted about making a Quilt of Valor.  Well we (the Memphis Area Modern Quilt Guild) didn't quite all get our blocks finished by April.  But that was fine because I was super busy.  lol.  So when I got all of the blocks I tried laying them all out to see what pattern/order they should go in.


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.



- Katelyn



19 comments:

  1. Oh Katelyn it looks fabulous! thank you for organizing this project!

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  2. Love those red white & blues - and the sashing really sets it off.

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  3. This is gorgeous!! Your lawn looks great too. :D

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  4. Beautiful work ladies - well done!

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  5. This is beautiful, and the lucky recipient is sure to love it!

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  6. It looks great! I can't wait to see this finished project.

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  7. Beautiful! I think you did a fantastic job with the layout, Katelyn and that this quilt will be so appreciated. A wonderful way to say thanks. :o)

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  8. They all look great and you put them together to make a very nice quilt Katelyn!

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  9. I am amazed by how different it looks on your design wall without the sashing! It is so beautiful, and how fun to be working on it as a group.

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  10. Your quilting is amazing! Such a great project too x

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  11. What a gorgeous quilt and wonderful project!!

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  12. Wow!! That's a great project!!
    Really beautiful!!

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  13. Amazing quilt for a wonderful organization - good for you, it's beautiful.

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  14. Katelyn - this is absolutely beautiful -- and how special is it that all you ladies worked together to create it. What a precious gift... thank you for sharing and for your honor to the veterans.

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  15. Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for linking up with the Caffeinated Crafters last week! We loved having you!!

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  16. What a special project, and it looks absolutely wonderful!

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  17. That is a fun way to make a charity quilt -- all contributing a sampler block. It looks great!

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