Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Miss Betty Gets to Quilt!...w/Updates

After several stops and starts and flu and then another nasty cold, Miss Betty & I got to spend some quality time recently, doing one of the things we like to do best...QUILT!

Our latest in our round of quilting, this stunning Quilt of Valor:

Quilts of Valor Star Group QOV
This gorgeous Quilt of Valor comes to us from those wonderful Quilts of Valor Stars Group volunteers - don't they do amazing work?!

We added borders, backing and quilting.  This is one of several we received from them - you may remember the Pearl Harbor QOV.  One has already been awarded to a very deserving Service Member, the other will be awarded during our 2017 Veteran's Day Celebrations.  This colorful naval Quilt of Valor may just be our favorite - turned out wonderfully well, especially since it's the first to be quilted by Miss Betty after her recent tumultuous update ;-)  And I think I even recognized a star block or two while quilting, that we sent in!

Once bound and labeled, this particular Quilt of Valor will be shipped back to the Quilts of Valor Stars group to be awarded, since they generously helped us out with QOV quilt tops, when we recently got behind AND as a result of us sending in multiple Star blocks that go into a QOV quilt top drawing, which we lucked out and WON!

A close-up of some of the quilting:

Gotta love those Stars & Strips!

Naturally, we couldn't resist adding some of our McTavishing, especially since these Star borders were added just for this quilting purpose:

Quilting the Stars border

And the back even looks good:

Next came this lovely Quilt of Valor, and another Miss Betty & I enjoyed quilting Becker's Stars in silver:

Miss Betty quilting away...

And this completed Quilt of Valor coming off the frame:

Quilt of Valor #23 for 2017 coming off the frame!

Soon - we will need to have a binding party to start getting some of the Quilts of Valor bound and labeled.  For now, we're off to the quilting machine to quilt another one!