Friday, February 10, 2017

Two Patriotic Mysteries At Once and STARS!

Working on two (2) Patriotic Mystery quilts at once - just finished getting caught up w/latest Mystery Clues for BOTH Patriotic Quilts!

First, the A5 Mystery is now up to Clue #2:

3-patch units for Clue #2

Pulled the fabrics for our other Patriotic Mystery:

Patriotic Mystery Fabrics

And just finished Clue #1 for this Mystery:

Clue #1 Complete!

In between, been working on the National Sew Day Star blocks that were cut out:

Friendship Star Block Half-square triangle units - aren't these turning out neat!


More Star Block units - RED is always popular
Chain piecing these HSTs:

Preparing to chain piece these Half-square triangle units/HSTs

Next comes the pressing:

HSTs ready to be pruned & pressed

HSTs all pressed and ready for assembly into Star Block units:

HSTs ready to be assembled into Star Block Strip Units

Star Block strip units:

Star Block strip units ready to be sewn into Star Blocks

Once sewn into Star Blocks, they will be assembled into Quilts of Valor quilts to be awarded to our area Service Members and Veterans.  We'll post updates to these QOV quilts as they make progress and become available..stay tuned!

Questions?  Please Contact:

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)
EastCentralILQOVGroupLeader@gmail.com

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



Friday, February 3, 2017

Getting a Jump-Start on NSD w/A5 Patriotic Mystery!

With our QOVF National Sew Day fast approaching TOMORROW, thought we'd get a good jump-start on things when Clue #1 of our latest A5 Patriotic Mystery was released late last night.  Our fabrics were quickly chosen and pulled:

A5 Patriotic Mystery Fabrics chosen

So the cutting:

Half-square triangles ALL cut and ready to sew
and the sewing could begin:

Chain piecing the HSTs


Clue #1 ALL sewn/pressed/pruned
Now that Clue #1 of our A5 Mystery is complete - time to go quilt!  We have at least five (5) Quilts of Valor in our quilt queue waiting to be quilted!

And tomorrow during National Sew Day, we will be cutting and sewing Star Blocks - hope you can join us!

Wonder just How Many Quilts of Valor WE Can ALL Make Together?

Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
217.264.2051 (Direct)
EastCentralILQOVGroupLeader@gmail.com

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