Tuesday, April 22, 2014

QOV Hearth & Home Block Marathon on Earth Day! w/Updates...

Made a fairly good dent in some of the fabrics that were reserved to create several Hearth & Home blocks to fulfill our Illinois commitment for the National Quilts of Valor 2014 block drive:

Hearth & Home Block all ready to be sewn together
More fabrics in Reds/Golds/Blues w/Cream, ready to be put together:

The cutting is all finished...let the sewing begin!

Chain stitching the half-square triangles:
Sewing the 1/4" seam allowance on each side of that drawn center diagonal line
LOTS of half-square triangles ready to be cut in two
Cutting through the center on the drawn line to create two half-square triangles

The Reds and Golds are cut, just need to finish up the Blues...

Cut, pressed open and ready to have those 'dog ears' trimmed off

Dog ears creating quite a pile after being trimmed
Looks like I'll have lots of 'dog ears' for my quilt jelly jar - it's almost FULL!

Time to get back to trimming so I can get ALL these Hearth & Home blocks assembled...

UPDATE 4/23/2014:  Pieced more Hearth & Home blocks together:

Sewing pieced strips together - like to pin those nested seams down to ensure they stay lined up.
3 Red/Blue/Gold w/Cream completed...just 23 more to go!

My personal commitment to our National Quilts of Valor Hearth & Home Block Drive is 26 blocks, and I'm counting on the rest of Illinois joining me and matching that, giving us a total of 52 blocks!

Catch up w/you later w/updates and more pics of completed blocks

Red Star Hearth & Home Blocks

Questions?  Please Contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)

“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”


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