I just finished my second quilt for the Quilts of Valor foundation. The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL those service- members and veterans touched by war with Wartime Quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOVs).
I started the quilt in a workshop with a well known quilt artist, teacher and author, Gwen Marston in May 2008. She taught the class to use “string” quilting where narrow strips of fabric are sewn together to create “new” fabric. I worked with red, white and blue strips. When I sewed enough together, I used a diamond shaped plastic template to cut out eight points for each star. I made nine of these eight pointed stars, smaller gold stars for the corner stones and an additional striped border. Only this year, 2011, was I inspired by the QOV work to complete the machine quilting and get the quilt ready to send to a recipient. I hope he or she it enjoys it.
Feather Quilting in the Background of the Remaining Blocks
Feathers Quilting in the Red Sashing
One Last View