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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Quilts of Valor on my mind.....

My guild and my retreat that I go to in June every year have designated Quilts of Valor as our challenge for the year. 
 
I saw a quilt while browsing blogs just yesterday and thought that would be a good idea and should have saved it, but I didn't think I would be thinking of starting one this early, but I have a friend who has hers all done for next June!  Geesh!!
 
So I pulled all my Americana fabrics today just to see what I had and cut them all in strips.
 
 
If I can remember what that quilt looked like, this is the layout.
 
 
In going through my stash, I could only find reds and blues in my Americana theme.  I started thinking "where did I use up all those fabrics?"
 
So, I started looking through the house and came up with at least three Americana-type quilts.
 

 
This one is an Alex Anderson quilt that I made in 1999 (my all time favorite) and I just cut up the last of some of these fabrics.
 
 
This one is a sampler.  I forgot to look when this one was made, but I don't think any of these fabrics were cut up tonight.
 
 
Another one of my favorites.  Now I know some of these fabrics I still had and this is an old one, too.
 
I actually cut up all my blues and reds but there was not one cream with stars or flags left in my stash.  I did purge all my small pieces of fabrics last year and that may be where some of them went or maybe I just used them up, so I am going to have to go buy some more keeping in mind that I don't want to "build up the stash" at this point. 
 
So, stay tuned for what I come up with for my Quilts of Valor challenge.
 
I haven't posted much lately.  Doesn't seem like I have been doing much, but I did bind the last two quilts that I quilted.  One of these days I will get them outside to hang and take some good pictures of them finished and then post them, but for now, I hope you are getting some stitches in and I hope my motivation is back (since I straightened up my sewing room today) and just maybe I will have a new quilt to show soon.
 
Happy Quilting. 
 

2 comments:

  1. Perhaps….some thrifted shirts will be a good way to fill out that collection????
    Looking forward to more peeks at your progress.

    I realized that I too do not have any decent pictures of a lot of my quilts….I really need to take the time to get some good shots!

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  2. Beautiful quilts, Faye! Thanks for sharing. Glad you are getting your mojo back. Can't wait to see what you do!

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