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Monday, October 20, 2014

Quilt of Valor

Martha and her daughter Maria, in Ohio, pieced this top and the QOV organization paired us up so we can get it completed and sent off to a veteran.  I love the pattern, and she did a great job piecing.  It's 62 x 82 and has been sent back to Martha so she can bind it and get it sent to the appropriate vet.

Edit:  Martha and her Mom gave me permission to print this story:

"The vet it is going to is 93 years old.  He is a relative of ours and served in WWII.  He resides in a nursing home.  Back in the 80's he and his wife would drive their motorhome from California and spend the summers on our dairy farm.  He would help drive tractors to help my husband with the field work.  They did this for about  16 summers.  They became very close to our children while they were growing up and have a special spot in their hearts.  He would tell many stories of his time in the service.  This quilt is just one way we want to thank him for his service to our country."


I did a meander with stars in the outer border, and 2 stars in each of the smaller star fabric sections:

outer border

star section

then added loops in the red and blue sections:

followed by a wiggly line in the narrow blue border.

1" blue border

The backing is light colored, so all the quilting shows up well there:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The quilt Maria and I pieced for Homer was presented to him on Saturday, which was his 96th birthday. Thanks again for your part in helping us to do the Quilt of Valor for him.