Valor & Memorial Day Weekend Celebrating America's Heros
Memorial day weekend I brought the finally completed quilt of valor to my Grandmother’s cottage for some assistance holding it up for some final quilty photos before I send it off; so here it is in it’s patriotic glory!
Isn’t she wonderful? Gosh I just love this quilt. It’s a oversized vintage star block based on the Boho Patchwork Vintage Star Quilt from the Moda Bake Shop. You can read more about the modifications and fabrics used in some of the previous posts about this quilt. See previous posts about this quilt »
The backing was a find at the Joann’s clearance aisle and lists almost every state. The quilter, Barbara from western MA, that donated her work through the Quilts of Valor foundation did a MAGNIFICENT job using a variegated red white and blue thread to quilt a design full of USA letters, ribbons and stars. I was truly in awe when I got it back for the binding and quilt label. I used the remnants form cutting the blocks to add a scrappy binding. I machine stitched it down and it was frustrating cause I had a couple hiccups that drove me nuts.
One last artsy-fatrsy shot of the quilt with the bay in the Long Island Sound and a flag in the background. This is my first Quilt of Valor but certainly not my last.
Lastly though the day is almost over a big thank you to all the service men and women out there. You are the ones who are willing to sacrifice everything for strangers and we should celebrate you on more than just holidays when you are defending and protecting us and our rights every day and night.
Quilt Name: Quilt of Valor – Vintage Star
Fabric: Misc from Joann’s & Quilters Linen Look
Quilt Design: Boho Patchwork Vintage Star a Moda Bake Shop quilt pattern
Pieced by: Terri Ann Swallow (me)
Quilting by: Brenda @ The Fabric Stash in Charlton MA
Finished: November 2013