Thursday, April 23, 2009

"QUILT OF VALOR"

My sister was talking about doing a quilt of Valor....I didn't know what it was for but assuming it was for our military men and women. It got me to thinking.....( I know, it hurts me to do that) but my son has a friend that has befriended me on facebook (now I consider him family). We have conversed often and so, I am doing a "Quilt of Valor" for him. I have already done one for my son. I am working on this between projects....hummmmmmmm


I have mixed up the material because I am working out of my stash, we don't have material like this here in Samoa. Didn't have enough of each material, so I decided to mix it up a bit, so when I run out of one fabric you will never know. When I go to the states (which will be soon) I will pick up material for the back and sashes.

17 comments:

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, He will llove that!! as do I!!

Mary L. said...

I really like that block and I think mixing the fabric adds so much interest. But I'm a scrappy sort of person if you haven't already noticed. It's going to be great!

Pat said...

I love the look you have achieved and that is so nice of you to do that for your son's friend. When are you going to the states and for how long?? I'm sure you will be happy to hit some fabric shops when you are there!!!

Crispy said...

Oh Wow Barb, what a great block, it just lends itself to scrapy. He's going to love this, and love you for thinking of him.

Crispy

Kaye said...

If you need material send me a description of what you want, how much and I will get it for you and mail it. Have you ever tried Connection Threads online? I have been buying from them 3 years now and have never been disappointed. I like the blocks, he will Love the quilt

Needled Mom said...

This will be a wonderful gift. Our guild has just finished patriotic quilts that will be placed on each bed of a new veteran's home that will soon open in our area. It was a terrific project.

Annette said...

how beautiful...maybe I could do one for my children? Is it a hard pattern? My kids are the children of two military vets--and they have been through so much. I just made them scrapbook pages honoring their status as military brats. hmmmm got my mind going...

Gina said...

It's beautiful and of real 'VALOR'
I'd love to know the measurements, if you have the time, please?
This is definitely 'my cup of tea'!

Judi said...

The blocks look really nice. I am glad you got your order so quickly. I hope you have a fun time working up the pattern. Take care.

Fiesta said...

Barb that is such a nice gesture.
when will you be in the states?

scrappy quilter said...

He is going to love it. Very nice.

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

Hey Barb
What a neat project. And fun way to show support.
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

Jackie said...

PERFECT fabrics and I love the stars! Fantastic!

clare's craftroom said...

That is beautiful .

Quilt Hollow said...

It's beautiful. I think Quilts of Valor is a wonderful program for the men and woman wounded servicing our country. My husband is retired military. Thank you!!

moramargaritaster said...

wow,I really like the block and the fabrics you has chosen are wonderful!
You will be happy visiting some fabrics shops and enjoying chosing them.
This will be a great gift.

Donna said...

Those are great blocks, and they look beautiful!