I did get my Quilt of Valor finished in time for the Quilt Show.
I started with this panel, way back in June. Then I stalled and stalled, until I found out it needed to be a finished quilt, not just a top, for the quilt show. I pretty much panicked at that point.
Okay, in the interest of not boring you, Dear Reader, nor myself, I'm giving you the condensed version.
|First try at the star - I didn't like the way the white "bled" into the border.|
I added an inner border to contain those fierce birds, then starting adding the blocks I received from Magpie Sue over at The Magpie's Nest blog. I made a false start when it came to the stars in the corners, but eventually got them right.
|Final star - used some older fabric and it looks great.|
When I went to the quilt show I mentioned above (where I found the Q.O.V. border fabric), I also bought myself a new wallet. Isn't it cute??
|The creator's card is visible in this shot.|
Lots of storage room in here!
I participated in a block exchange with my friends in California. They were doing blocks for The Future's So Bright quilt that Crazy Mom Quilts did. Here are my blocks. We made 8 each of Block A (the double 4 patch) in two color schemes, and ditto for the Block B blocks. Using brights, of course! I missed the exchange date (didn't read the calendar correctly . . . too focused on the quilt show), but they should be there by now. And the blocks I'll receive will be here soon. This is gonna be a fun quilt to do. I should get busy making more blocks for the quilt, as I certainly have lots of bright fabrics to play with. But I want to play with some other things for awhile first.