Sunday, September 18, 2016

The QOV Panel Challenge Continues...

You may remember - we originally started this QOV Panel Challenge on September 4, 2016 and immediately started plotting and planning.  We chose our patriotic fabrics and Star blocks carefully, and while designing, decided to embroider some patriotic blocks, similar to what we did with The Flight of the Eagle last year.

Here's what we have so far:

Americana Liberty Bell

Star/Flags block

Heart/Flags block

And the final block - the Eagle block, still in progress:

Eagle embroidery in progress

Eagle embroidery motif stats:

  • 17 color changes
  • 54,740 total stitches
  • Stitch-out time - roughly 4 hours
  • Eagle Embroidery fabric - Northcott's Stonehenge Stars and Stripes
  • ALL patriotic embroidery motifs originate from the Americana Collection by Anita Goodesign
Each embroidery block has taken between 3 - 4 hours to stitch-out on my vintage embroidery machine.  Chose to include four (4) total embroidery blocks in our QOV Panel Challenge quilt, and we're on the fourth one ;-)

We'll post a pic w/updates when this block is complete!

UPDATE: 3 hours, 23 min. later...the Eagle block is finished!

The Eagle block - finished!
And didn't it turn out Amazing?!

Also got another QOV ready to quilt and will begin quilting as soon as we finish up our embroidery blocks and our latest bout of 'surprise' thunderstorms blow through:

QOV Stars Group - Quilt of Valor
Our East Central IL QOV Group was chosen to receive this QOV quilt top.  We offered to quilt it, and added the two exterior borders to accommodate the BIGGER than life Vet it is destined to be awarded to.

Thanks goes to Carol of the QOV Stars Group for ALL she and her incredible volunteers have done and continue to do, to honor and cover our Service Members and Veterans with Quilts of Valor.

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®…”

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your message may be posted, once it has been approved by the blog Administrator...Thank You!