Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quilts of Valor March 2016

I know that we are in March - but for February being the shortest month of the year - these QOV'ers sure got a lot done.  Some of these photos are from the quilts that we finished at the end o f February - and when I see them again for this post - I am shocked - we do good ;-)  

(L)  Made by the DAR in Colorado - Kathy E and her group made this one.
(M and R)  Made by Hands all around in Colorado

All three of these quilts were made by Marsha G in Paoli

Another lovely by Marsha G

The two at the right are all tops made by Miracles
The one on the Left was made by The Patch Workers in So Co

All three were quilted by Connie in Loveland

And then...
are you sitting down for this?
Ms Sue and Ms Mary have a huge quilting family.
They host a quilt camp every year for the family and this year they wanted to make Quilts of Valor

For 4 hours ( Right Sue?)

NO!!!!  They stitched for 1 hour - and made 800 rail fence blocks!!!

They sat down and made these rail fence blocks

Out of them They created a total of 17 Quilts!!!!

I have them mixed in with a few other.
The one on the left - Sue pieced it with some blocks that were donated to us
( don't tell her - but I LOVE it!)

The one on the left - again Made by Sue is the Stars A Waving Mystery quilt 
( pattern can be found here: Quiltygirls pattern site  )

These were all made by Sue and her sisters too
The leftover rail scraps got made into 4 patches and 9 patches and
All sorts of yummy quilts!

The one on the right is actually a Buggy Barn pattern that Ms Mary did - 
By the way - all of these that have been shown for Sue and Marys Quilt retreat - 
Quilted by Sue!!!

Isn't that just awesome - 
I was so surprised when she kept handing me quilt after quilt after quilt.....
They were totally surprised at how many blocks they made in such a short period of time

and sadly - it didn't make much of a dent in my scrap bin......

Got forth and quilt!

PS - some of you have been asking about following my quilting progress on FB
Here is my Quiltygirl page link:


Judy V from Thornton CO said...

Totally awesome!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Fantastic -- especially like the quilt with houses sporting flags. I have a top finished for you - will piece the back and prep the binding in the next day or so ... QOV is awesome!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Amazing, simply amazing.

The Quilting Elf said...

Stunning show of wonderful quilts. Many thanks to all of your quilters for great teamwork!
Kathy T in Tampa

Vic in NH said...

Glory be! Now that was a LOT of rail fences, good job!

Mary Mekelburg said...

It was only 1 hour not 4 to make around 800 blocks.

R & E said...

OMGOsh!!!!! These gals went over the top with the number of quilts they made! what a wonderful job, and great inspiration!

Kate said...

Wow, that's a lot of quilts out of 1 hour of block making. She must have one heck of a stitching family!

Lara B. said...

What a sight to stir the soul Alycia! You all are amazing and wow what a lot you accomplished!

Cheryl said...

I so enjoy your blog, but the italic font is so hard to read on my iPad.