I go to a wonderful quilt camp in Northern Maryland in July. For the first time, they had a mystery quilt for us. I decided to do my in patriotic colors and donate it to Quilts Of Valor. It was all made from stash.
I just fell in love with that triangle quilt from Elenore Burns using the pre-cut fabric. I decided to cut up some of my smaller cuts of patriotic fabric into the size needed for this quilt.
I have enough for at least one more quilt and I bet 2 more. But it is fun to make. I also figured out how to make one using charm squares. The blocks will be smaller but a good way to use those little packs that seem to follow me home way too much.
I recently purchased the new Lazy Girls Margo bag pattern. This has a zipper close which I really like for a purse. The designer of this line is really wonderful about pictures and top rated directions.
I made the blue one first and was about to tear out my hair on the final construction. Of course cutting the lining the WRONG size had nothing to do with it. But once I added a small section that will never show--it went just fine.
The second one took about 2 hours start to finish. I see more of these in my future as gifts.
We delivered 23 quilts last night at our Guild----Pax River Quilter Guild---to be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base. The stories we heard last night from the lady who heads up this organization are both amazing and heartbreaking.
The quilts they pick out from a large choice are made and given to them from our hearts.
I joined a pattern of the month---no fabric----from Quilt IN A Day. There is a video each month of the website teaching the pattern of the month. Most are made using those lovely pre cuts from Moda.
I LOVE this pattern called Turnover Twist. It is made using the prepackaged turnovers. The stars are all made the same way----then another background triangle added------trimming---and you have a different star.
I cut lots of smaller cuts of fabric in red white and blue and made my own triangles. My next Quilt of Valor will be using this pattern. It takes 1 3/4 yard background but I have plenty of that.
When this is quilted it will go on a shelf in my house waiting for the right recipient. They always come along and I love having a quilt all ready.
I have decided to go with door number 1. I hope this is the right picture. I will get this top together this afternoon and await the final clue to the mystery.
It was a good decision to participate is this and a smart idea to make it a military quilt. I know just what I will do with it and will get it done quickly for camp in July. It will be fun seeing all the different ones the quilters will have made.