Now Clairellen, being the very diplomatic/NICE person that she is, assured me she certainly didn't expect me to quilt ALL of them but, I needed to choose which ones she should send...seriously? I cannot choose, so of course I emailed back letting her know I simply could not choose but she could, OR she could just send them ALL - she did ;-). And are they GORGEOUS!
Here's the first one coming off my frame:
|Paula's Quilt of Valor coming off the frame|
|Star Dance Panto from UrbanElementz.com|
|Star Dance panto w/McTavishing in blue border|
You all know me well enough by now to know that I will do just about anything to figure out a way to add McTavishing to a quilt, and this one was just begging for some ;-):
|McTavishing in action w/Superior's So Fine #50 Red HOT Chillies thread|
We took advantage of the grid in the star border and just 'grid quilted' that out. It's hard to see in these photos but, it's there.
And the finished QOV all trimmed and ready to be shipped:
|Paula's Quilt of Valor ready to ship!|
UPDATE 2/22/2016: Just received a really nice note from our Dear Friend, Clairellen of those Quirky Quilters in Michigan, thanking Miss Betty & I for quilting one of their QOVs that was awarded to a very deserving Veteran.
|Clairellen's Thank You note ;-)|
|Copy of QOV quilt label and the Thank You note |
from the Quilt of Valor Recipient's Dear Friend and wife
|Quilt of Valor Award Recipient w/Dear Friend and wife - just look at those smiles|