Thursday, May 08, 2014

Allegiance - A Quilt of Valor Mystery

Allegiance Quilt - desgined by Vicki Welsh


I AM SO EXCITED!!!
the wonderful Vicki Welsh has designed a mystery quilt for us!!!  Today you will get all the fabric requirements - and on June 12th the first step will be revealed.

Why so long? For you to find your perfect fabric of course!!  Please share this with all of your Quilt of Valor friends and groups! This is a fabulous quilt, and beginners to professionals will be able to make it. It would be so awesome if we could flood QOV's gates with quilts!!!

Never made a Quilt of Valor before? THIS QUILT is a great one to jump on in with!!

This quilt is designed as a mystery quilt specifically for veterans and military. It’s offered in 2 sizes.

The larger quilt is for the Quilts of Valor program and will finish to approximately 68” x 89”. 

The smaller quilt would be Great for Honor Flight Northern Colorado. That version finishes to approximately 48” x 63”. 

Instructions will come weekly for 4 weeks.


Fabric Requirements:
Fabric
Color in My Version
Veteran’s Quilt
Quilt of Valor
Fabric 1 – block background
Light Gold
1
1.5
Fabric 2
Dark Gold
1.25
2
Fabric 3
Dark Red
1.75
2.5
Fabric 4 – background
Blue
3.25
4.75 (includes binding)




This quilt requires 4 fabrics:

The background can be light or dark. Fabrics 2 and 3 are the main design fabrics and should contrast well against the background. 

They should be “different” colors instead of different values of the same color. Fabric 1 should be a different value from Fabric 3. You can easily make this scrappy by picking 4 colors and pulling scraps in those color groups.

Some possible non-patriotic combinations:
Palette
Fabric 1
Fabric 2
Fabric 3
Fabric 4
Beachy
Sky Blue
Med to Dark Tan
Med to Dark Blue
Tan
Tropical
White
Yellow
Orange
Turquoise
Woodsy
Tan
Medium Tan/Brown
Medium Green
Dark Green
Flower Garden
Pale Green
Yellow/Gold
Red/Dark Pink
Green
Black/White/Red
White
Gray
Red
Black

Want to Print out the Instructions - 
Click HERE to access the file and print!

INTERESTED in trying Vicki's Hand dyed yummy fabrics for this quilt?
Head over HERE for all the details!!  You will be IN LOVE!!! I promise

Vicki is making one - and so am I -
here are the colors I chose: - I think I may have put mine in the backwards order of hers.... But I tell you

I may have to do a Beachy one too!!


9 comments:

Carol Stearns said...

It appears that solids or small prints are preferred? Is this right? Could be blue with stars?

Kevin the Quilter said...

Shut the front door! How exciting! I will definitely try to play along!

Alycia said...

Carol - yes! Blue with stars will work ;-)

mefutch said...

Oh! This looks like fun! Thanks for giving me time to find just the right fabrics. I will be adding a link to this on my blog post tomorrow "Friday Finds."

Vivian said...

Hmmm, this could be the perfect opportunity for me to start my first QOV. I'd better go take a look at the burgeoning QOV stash.....

Kate said...

Sounds like fun!

scraphappy said...

WOW! How exciting! Love it!

Tanya Perretta said...

Thank you for this great opportunity to make a Quilt of Valor. I just love a good mystery!

Rita In Missouri said...

Thank you for doing another QOV Mystery. I also did your last mystery and donated it to a WWII veteran at our annual guild quilt show in March. It was very touching.