I hope you are ready!! We make such awesome progress when we all get involved with making Quilts of Valor!! And I love that there are so many ways that a person can be involved....
One of my personal goals this year was to work through my 2 1/2 inch strips.... so this years block is based on 2 1/2 inch strips.... are you ready???
Here is the block:
Color way Number 1:
Color Way #2
Color Way #3
I had three different color ways because.... I kept finding more 2 1/2 inch strips!!! It was actually a blast!
Here is how I started - I chose my colors - in this case the lighter blues and tans ( the ones on the right)
and I started cutting.... the strips are 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.
The Dark Blue strip on the left - its is 2 1/2 x 10 1/2
For each block you need 5 : 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch strips
and 1: 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch strip
Color way 1: you need 3 red 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 2 blue 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 1 Cream 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch
Color way 2: you need 3 Lt blue 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 & 2 tan 2 1/2 8 1/2 and 1 Navy 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch
Color way 3: takes 3 Red 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 2 tan 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 and 1 Navy 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch
I sewed all the 8 1/2 inch pieced together and made a big stack then:
added the 10 1/2 inch strip to the side as pictured below.
They are so much fun to lay out!
I can see endless possibilities!!
Here are some samples.... with 48 blocks The quilt top will turn out to be 60 x 80 inches!!
The block drive will run from now until November 30th.
You can start sending in blocks at any time - to qualify for prizes - get them in before November 30th
So share with everyone you know - link to this post - share it on facebook.... it's all good.
For every 5 blocks that you send in - you will get an entry into the drawing. The Drawing will take place on December 8th.
Please make sure you include your email address with the blocks ;-)
All blocks need to be sent in to:
PO Box 233
Kersey CO 80644
Oh my gosh - I bet you want to know what the prizes are?
We have a great Showerhead from Waterpik.
We have an awesome Jelly Roll
We have a great Fat Quarter Pack of Patriotic Fabrics
We have Hand Dyed Fabrics From Vicki Welsh
Details and photos will follow in the weekly posts.... you know a little more enticement, and of course... bribery!!
I hope you will join in!! We love to have quilts that so many people participate in. The additional hugs added to the Quilts bring so much healing!!