Loose Threads: Quilts of Valor Block Drive

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Quilts of Valor Block Drive

There is a block drive for Quilts of  Valor going on over at Kevin the Quilter's blog until June 1, 2014.  If you want to read more about the Quilts of Valor Program, you can click the link.  The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover our service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.   Kevin is asking that we send in blocks made from the pattern he designed.  As you can see I got a bit carried away and made enough blocks for a quilt top.



Kevin's block is easy to make, but I think it makes a striking quilt.  I used fabrics from my stash that are red, white, blue and gold that read as solids.  The complete directions are found in Kevin's blog post.



Here are my fabrics after cutting.




I placed the big rectangles with the 2 1/2" strips along side so that I wouldn't make a mistake and make the cut in the wrong direction.



I randomly chose a place to cut the rectangle and then sewed the block back together.  



Here are just a few blocks.  



And, before long I had made quite a few.  




Thanks Kevin for a fun pattern and an easy way to participate in the Quilts of Valor program.  



I hope you will go over and visit Kevin's blog and make a few blocks to send to him for the block drive.

Visit Judy's blog  (Patchwork Times) to see what others have on their Design Walls today.


I hope you are finding some time to stitch today!

Thanks for stopping by for a visit!  

5 comments:

Janet O. said...

I'll bet Kevin will be glad for a finished top. : )
Very nice combination of fabrics, LuAnn!

Kindred Quilts said...

You are so right... a simple block with stunning results!

Jeanne said...

So nice of you to 'get carried away" making blocks! It's a great quilt and I'm sure it will be appreciated. Have a wonderful week-end!

TLC said...

Great job promoting Kevin's QOV efforts! He will be absolutely thrilled to get your completed top!!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

Thanks so much for the shout out LuAnn! I love the quilt top you made! And, thanks for the pizza!
;-) YUM!

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