Our Summer Mystery Patriotic Quilt Challenge reaches its Penultimate Post. Our QOV Group Stars and Stripes created three different tops. They can guide you or inspire you to create something different with your blocks. We added two borders that tied the blocks together. One of our members created an On-Point Version. Check out the directions to make that version. Our Group did the Revisiting QOVF Annual Blocks proud.
PLEASE send your top pictures to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the Ultimate post for this challenge.
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.
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.
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.