Thursday, November 5, 2015

Quilts of Valor

I had hoped to get some lovely outdoor photos of my most recent Quilt of Valor completion, the Wonky Stars quilt top and back. Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating lately,  so I will have to settle for my usual through-the-doorway shots on the design wall.

This quilt was started as part of Alycia's QOV 2015 Block Drive. Alycia is constantly sharing beautiful photos of Quilts of Valor, plus hosting block drives and mystery quilts to benefit Quilts of Valor. Her energy and enthusiasm are such an inspiration! Be sure to check out her blog if you don't know her already.

Wonky Stars top
60" x 78"

My sister Karen and I made all the Wonky Star blocks for this quilt, then I joined them together and added the border of 3.5" squares. I didn't have enough of the blue circle print for the whole back, so I used the two blocks left over from the front, plus made two more larger Wonky Stars (15" finished). Those, plus a couple strips of blue/white crosshatch print, brought the back up to size.

Wonky Stars back
69" x 87"

Earlier today I shipped off a package containing the Wonky Stars quilt top and back to Alycia. I also included two other Quilts of Valor, both inspired by Alycia. The next one is called "Starry Night for Josh," and it was a mystery quilt-along that Alycia designed and hosted earlier this year.

Alycia's Starry Night
63" x 81"

Alycia's Starry Night--back

The other quilt that is on it's way to Alycia is from the Big Blowout Block Drive she hosted in 2013. I finished the top and back for this quilt early this year, and they have been hanging out in my sewing room ever since. It's time they get finished into an actual quilt and go to a deserving soldier/veteran.

1/4 Log Cabins

Back for 1/4 Log Cabins

I am linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation and with  "Can I Get a Whoop Whoop" on Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

Julie in GA


  1. Great quilts. How generous of you. I am trying to get through lots of community quilts right now myself and hope to get through them this month.

  2. Those are such gorgeous quilts! You're sending a lot of heart in that package.

  3. Oh My Goodness!!! THOSE ARE ALL SO FABULOUS ( yep I'm yelling) And what creative backs!! Thank you and Thank your sister!!!

  4. You did a fabulous job. Your 1/4 log cabin is very striking.

  5. Alycia will be really happy with your package. All three quilts turned out beautifully!

  6. Wow, Julie! I made 5 BLOCKS for Alycia's Block Drive and her you are sending THREE completed tops!! Alycia will be SEW pleased (especially since you even included the backing fabrics.) What a wonderful contribution!!


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