Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Quilts of Valor - Block Drive time!!!!

Good Wednesday Morning my Quilters!! ( and non quilters - I love you too!!)

I am so excited to announce this years Block Drive Block!!! It was created by Jan O who blogs over at The Colorful Fabriholic  AND!!! She has an awesome book out - which I have loved making quilts from!!!

Here are the blocks we are going to make - there are two colorways -
1. A little bit of color,
2. A lot of color:

So here is the pattern:  ( and the details are at the end)

This is going to make TWO  9 inch ( 9 1/2 inch unfinished) Blocks - 1 Little color, and 1 lot of color

(ps - those are technical terms - ha ha!)

Materials and Cutting:
From left to right
1 - 2in x 9 1/2 inch strip
2 - 2 in x 8 inch strips
1 - 2 inch x 6 1/2 inch strip
1 - 7 inch square of Colored Fabric
1 - 7 inch square of Light Fabric
1 -2 in x 6 1/2 inch strip
2 - 2 inch x 8 in strip
1 - 2 inch x 9 1/2 inch

Step 1: Mark the light side with a diagonal line - and stitch 1/4 inch on each side of the diagonal
Slice open and press

This should measure 6 1/2 inches

Then take your 2 inch x 6 1/2 inch strips and add to the sides as shown

We build these sort of like a log cabin
Take one of your 2 inch x 8inch strips and add to the next side

press and add your second 2 inch x 8 inch Strip

 Now add your last strip - the 2 inch x 9 1/2 inch strip - and Voila - you have two finished blocks!!!

This quilt below is the mock up of the light colored block

I am still working on a stitched version of the dark colored block quilt 
but! I ran out of time - you all understand right???

Remember when I asked you about Craftsy? that was so I could upload the pdf file that Jan created for you - it is uploaded here:     QOV block drive pdf

The details!!
Please use patriotic fabrics - these are the most chosen and desired for our Veterans!

If you want to be entered for prizes ( which will be detailed later) 
you will need to send them to me ;-)

Alycia Carmin
PO Box 233
Kersey CO 80644

If you want to make a whole quilt for your local QOV chapter - PLEASE do so!! you can send me a picture ( email in profile) and I would LOVE to feature it here.  Or you can send me the link to your blog with it featured and I will post it on a Wednesday show!

This block drive will run from today through Friday November 4th 
Winners will be announced on Veterans Day - November 7th - 
But the real winners are the Veterans that we can show the love to - 
through our awesome Quilts of Valor

Happy Stitching!!!!


The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Thanks so much, Alycia, for featuring my block in your block drive! I love your dark version of it and can't wait to see how your quilt turns out. I hope this easy block design generates lots of blocks - and quilts - for your drive!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I will see what I can do --- have the directions printed ....

Dar said...

Looks good to me! I will be right there with you making lots of blocks.

Quiltdivajulie said...

First 12 blocks done (see IG feed). More to come!!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love, love the layout you did. It is so unique and fresh and strong.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh! I really like the quilt plan you shared with us. Here's hoping that I can manage to get some blocks done!!

Kate said...

I saw the block on Jan's blog earlier today. I like the colored version and may actually have the scraps to make that one. I don't have a lot of neutrals unfortunately.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

This pattern looks like it will make beautiful quilts. How wonderful you are to do this for our veterans.

Holly Melton said...

I have 50 made so far. They are very addictive. I think I just may put a light top together. Cannot wait to see what you come up with for the dark ones.

Liz Bess said...

I will see what I can do, we have a local VA hospital in the next town. I would love to be able to make one or two of these beautiful quilt patterns for these deserving men!

Carole Lyles Shaw said...

I love making patriotic quilts so I will send some blocks to you this week. Thanks for doing this.

Vesuviusmama said...

Mailed my blocks and some patriotic fabric today. Hope your block drive is going well!