Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Stash #8 - Quilts of Valor Foundation edition

Yesterday, February 1, was the Quilts of Valor Foundation's National Sew Day.  I first heard about Quilts of Valor from my blog reading and have thought about donating a quilt for a while now.  My brother is in the military and I like the idea of supporting organizations that support our military (active duty and veterans) and their families.  So I barely squeaked my registration in under the deadline and planned to be at my LQS by 9:30 am on Saturday so that I could purchase my fabric.  I selected several different quilt pattern options from my Quilts board on Pinterest as I wasn't sure what kind of fabric I'd end up using.  There weren't really any patriotic collections available (understandable given that it's not summertime) so I decided on a pattern that used fat quarters.  Here's what I came up with:
along with Kona White
I sewed for most of the afternoon and evening and have made good progress on my quilt top - 180 blocks made and ready to be sewn together.  I'll definitely keep at it because 1) I really do want to finish and donate it; and 2) I won a door prize for National Sew Day!  No idea what it is, but a free prize is never a bad thing, right?  And for those that are interested, I'll do a progress post for this week's WiP Wednesday.

Linking up with Sunday Stash with Molli Sparkles!

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  1. 180 blocks? They must be small ones? I'll have to check out the Wednesday post because I'm a bit curious.

  2. I, too, am curious what you're making with the reds, whites, and blues. At some point I will also be making a Quilts of Valor quilt - I just haven't found fabric for one that I want to use yet.

  3. Perfect choices for a military donation quilt. I will be sure to check back in to see it :)

  4. Your fabric choices look great! Congrats on your mystery door prize. =)

  5. I really like the blues and reds you chose. They will make a great quilt!