This week, we finished several quilts - including this very special Quilt of Valor for an even more special Veteran, soon to be awarded his much-deserved QOV to honor his sacrifice and service for our country.
|Quilt of Valor coming off the frame|
This very special QOV was started over a year ago and languished while this quilter stayed busy quilting 'other' QOVs, trying to decide just 'how' to quilt it. Finally realizing that finished is good, especially since the intended Quilt of Valor recipient is not getting any younger, it was time to quilt!
A close-up of a couple of the embroidered blocks:
This wonderful Quilt of Valor created by one of our East Central IL QOV Volunteers, Doris and finished up by Miss Betty and me:
Quilted in Gold thread to bring some 'Bling' to an already wonderful QOV and original quilt design created by Doris:
|Border quilting in Gold Fantastico #5087 thread|
|Star quilting back|
This unique Quilt of Valor was hand-sewn by the creator and wife of a Veteran, bordered out/quilted/bound/labeled by Miss Betty and me, to be awarded on Veteran's Day:
|Hand-sewn QOV coming off the quilt frame - ready to be bound/labeled|
A very dedicated fellow East Central IL QOV Group Leader confided they had fallen behind with their Quilts of Valor awarding, since both their volunteer longarmers were temporarily unavailable due to illness/surgery. We offered to help get them caught up.
One of their first quilt tops this group submitted was created by a NEW topper, and we think she did an amazing job in creating this patriotic quilt top:
|Colorful QOV coming off the frame|
Aren't these patriotic fabrics great:
|Patriotic fabrics create a neat quilt|
The second is a stunner!
|Patriotic Mystery - coming off the frame...WOWza|
Nothing says it better than Red/White/Blue and pieced to perfection - a joy to quilt:
|Star Spangled Banner quilting design - quilted out beautifully|
|Thank YOU, Donna G!|
One of two QOV Mysteries recently completed, gets quilted to soon be awarded to a very deserving Veteran:
|Quilt of Valor Mystery quilt coming off the frame|
And we've been binding and binding and binding in between quilting but...we STILL have more to bind and label...time to get back to it!