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.
I meant it when I said it. But I failed and ended up doing it. I picked up the knitting needles instead of getting back to my pile o...
One more day before the end of the year and I was hoping to get just one more quilt finished for 2017. I got this pattern from a b...
Since I am sitting here recovering from surgery, I made sure I had some hand projects to keep me busy for a week or so. The first on...
This quilt came about when I was going through my stash (trying to destash, actually) and I came across a layer cake. I did some research...