Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Quilt of Valor

Momm and I worked together to create a Quilt of Valor for my Uncle! He served in Vietnam and we wanted to make him something special and full of love to honor that.
We discussed ideas back & forth, pulling Dad into the discussion too! before deciding on this off-set star pattern. We both raided our stashes for all of the blues & reds & white - seriously all of that came from stash fabrics!

Momm pieced it together and brought it down to me, so of course we went looking for backings at Hancock's of Paducah and found a fun star print. Then we discussed quilting designs and I threaded up my machine. There are loopy stars in the blue, stipple in the red and some straight echo lines in the white. The quilting was fun and I used 40 wt. Aurifil threads in coordinating colors so it would stand out a little more.

I managed to finish the quilting right before Momm's visit during Quilt Week so we were able to use the leftover backing fabric as binding and finish the quilt before Momm went home. It was gifted with a hug in Quilt of Valor fashion to my Uncle & he loved it! Hooray! So happy we were able to put this together and honor his service in such a special way.

This was on my original Quarter 2 Finish Along list so check it off the list - linking up at SloStudio for Q2 finishes.


  1. I love this! I love the red, white and blue with a modern twist!

  2. It's stunning! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!

  3. That is one of the coolest QOV that I have ever seen!! Nice collaboration, you two.