Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Quilts of Valor Project

Debra has been asked to make a special quilt for the Quilts of Valor project to be used in their display in Houston. Graciously, Debra is allowing some of her blogging friends to participate in the project with her. Here are my two blocks that I made.


I am proud of myself because I usually only work with right angles. I am more of a square/rectangle type person. But I managed to make these and their points match and they are the right size. And I even managed to change the pattern to get rid of the set-in seams. Note, I took the pictures before pressing, so they don't look quite square.

I am also proud to be part of the Quilts of Valor project. When I was in the quilt store, Tiny Stitches, buying the fabric for these blocks (any reason to visit the quilt store) the ladies who were working (shout out to Barb and Pam who played with my daughter while I searched for fabric) thought they should get the store involved in this project. So I am going to print out some information and bring it by the store.

As some of you know, my brother-in-law has been on two tours of duty in Iraq, and will be leaving again in the next few months. So this project is really near and dear to my heart. In the new year, I will be making time to work on quilts for this project. I have decided that my skills are good enough to participate.

10 comments:

Kay said...

Great stars! Like you, I like making these because I feel so proud afterwards.

Rian said...

Your skills are definitely up to par! And it's such a worthwile project, good on you for spreading the word. I love the ribbon-y star! I was going to get that fabric, and then I saw that Debra had picked it up too, so it's just as well I got something different. Both stars are fab, Jules! I'd better get busy, I'm falling behind.

Hedgehog said...

Your blocks look terrific!

QuiltingFitzy said...

Jules, I love, love, love the stripey one! I'm trying to figure out what kind of quilt to make for my soldier daughter...that is about perfect. I haven't tackled inset seams, don't know if I dare.

Thanks for the comment on my blog, once you've eaten Skyline the other "stuff" is just "chili"!

Anonymous said...

Your skiils are definately "good enough!" and I love the striped star block.

BTW How did you get rid of the set ins?

(I am a squares and rectangles gal too...)

Jane Ann said...

DANG, girl! You've got the Lemoyne star DOWN! Beautiful!

debraspincic said...

You are definitely up to par! I love your stars and since I have the same striped fabric, I can make some more like it for the next quilt.

jenclair said...

The stripey one has such a lovely effect! I wish my skills were up to this...

Deb Geyer said...

The stars are wonderful, Jules. And kudos to you for helping with Quilts of Valor!!

Sande said...

Your stars look great!