Batt and Robin

Batt and Robin are Christians, Patriots, Teachers, Scientists, Artists, Authors and Travelers

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The 2021 Summer Patriotic Mystery Quilt: CLUE 2 is Here.

Clue 2 is ready to Download from the Quilting and Quilts of Valor page. Scroll down to 2. July and download. Clue 2 has fabric requirements, cutting, and sewing directions. Once you have made a couple of these blocks, you should be able to hit the exact center of the squares every time. See Direction #7.

What does this hour-glass block look like? QOV volunteers know this block from the National QOV October 2020 Call to Action. Quilts made from the hour-glass blocks were used to Award Veterans nominated in 2018. Stars and Stripes Sassy Sewers made a baker’s dozen of tops.

Here is this block used to show off center panels. The first, an eagle, a thread/paint/embellished fabric panel of art by Rhonda Denning. The second, is a top pattern supplied by National. We went after the scrappy look.

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2021 Summer Patriotic Mystery Quilt

The Sassy Sewers of the QOV Group Stars and Stripes designed a four clue patriotic quilt. Finished size is 58″ by 70″ Join us on a Summer–June, July, August and September journey into Quilts of Valor Blocks. In this post and on our web site is the Introduction–Fabric needs for this quilt.

Tool for June’s clue: Creative Grids Strippy Stars Tool #CGRDH2.

Fabric: This quilt will be vibrant whether you choose a scrappy or coordinated look. For a scrappy look, use several different fabrics.

For the Top only

ColorFat QuartersYardage (yards)
Red(s)61 ½
White(s) and Cream(s)123

Borders: Inner 1-2” border, ¼ yard; Outer 2 ½”- 3 ½” border: 2/3 yard

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 3 yards

Batting: 62” x 74” (For a stationary machine) 67” x 78” (For a long arm)

What will this quilt look like?


Coral Garden, USA, 2019 Pantone Challenge—Complete

My 2019 Pantone Coral Challenge quilt ended up being a creative surprise. There were several designs, that are now in the “make later” pile. The mini is compete. It is 23.5″ on three sides and the height is 20.25″. Yes it ended up being a triangle. It is made up of triangular blocks. The pattern was determined by the grid drawn across a photo of a pair of my favorite coral earrings. Then to add a bit of whimsy, I added yo-yo flowers. I like a quilt to tell a story. This one of the modern background of two of my favorite Florida, USA, colors–coral and turquoise. Then very old fashion flowers to direct the viewers eye to the angles of the quilt. 

The Quilt: Coral Garden


A close up of the yo-yo flowers.


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Coral Creativity – III The process

June is here and I have almost completed by 2019 Pantone Coral Challenge. I was moving ahead nicely in May and WHAM, knocked on my backside with Shingles. If you haven’t had them, you are blessed. Twenty-one days of anti-viral infusions, home with my hubby, no energy, no visits from friends and no sewing. My energy level was nil.

I was at the stage of pattern developed and fabric prepared. I chose to use an artful log cabin technique, learned from Katie Pasquini Masopust. I had to wait 3 weeks before using my machine again. I’m ready for the party now, but haven’t found the link!

Artful Log Cabin Pattern. Picture is of two coral based earrings. Grid is added and numbered. Blocks come from matching the colors in each block.


And here are my fabric strips ready for sewing.