Sunday, October 26, 2014

2014 QOV CO Block Drive

Welcome!!!

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!! 
Can you?


Here are some samples.... with 48 blocks The quilt top will turn out to be 60 x 80  inches!!

 The details:

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:

Alycia Quilts
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!!

8 comments:

Sherrill said...

Those are COOL! And I like the designs. I'll definitely try to make some (but I gotta get ready for church right now!! LOL).

Kevin the Quilter said...

Best wishes with your drive Alycia! You know I am probably in! LOL

Kate said...

That's a fun and versatile block.

Terri said...

Nice easy block! Great prizes! Too bad all my fabrics are packed to move 600 miles next week. Maybe once I get there...
Hugs

AJ (The Quilting Pot Podcast) said...

Glad to participate! My "quilty" resolution was to make 2 QOV quilts from start to finish. I am at 0% completed, but there is still have 2 months to go. I hope this will get me motivated.

Liz Davis said...

i'm in! As soon as I get my fabric unpacked! LOL!

Peggy said...

One block finished and lots of strip sets started. These are fun to do and look great.

Tammy Muscato said...

GREAT looking blocks!! Just found your blog, wish I would've found this a few Weeks ago so I could've joined in the fun :( Will be watching now though :)
Going to try some anyway, they look fun!