Monday, April 18, 2011

Quilts of Valor

My daughter finished piecing this quilt top Sunday made from Marcus Brothers QOVC fabrics.  Very patriotic with vibrant reds! The center is a panel, which makes the quilt look complicated, but it was rather easy to piece.  It measures about 62"x82".  A nice lap size quilt.
It is available at TOWQS.

And besides keeping an eye on those adorable eagles in Iowa...did you see how big their feet are getting!...I pieced another block for my 1880 Barbara Bucher Snyder Sampler quilt.
Goose in the Pond Variation
It may be my favorite so far.  I had to resort to paper foundation piecing it though, and will spend some time in the next few weeks figuring out how I can transfer the pattern to followers.  Others have done it, so I know it can be done.

I am off to a tropical location next week, so I will catch up with everyone in a few.


  1. Well done! How long has your DD quilted?
    That is a beautiful block and I can see why it needed to be PP.
    Enjoy your trip!

  2. Your daughter's quilt is wonderful and perfect for Quilt's of Valor. I love your block - the design and colors are perfect for each other. Have fun on your trip!

  3. Great quilt your DD made- I love patriotic anything!!
    PP looks like the best way to piece that block. It turned out beautifully!

  4. Your daughter's quilt is gorgeous!

  5. Love the QOV, great idea to use that beautiful panel in the quilt, your daughter did a great job, someone will be very pleased to have it on their bed!!!
    Your 1880 block is indeed beautiful!!! Isn't foundation piecing a life saver with so many little pieces to work with?!!

  6. Your daughters quilt is wonderful, taking after her mothers talent! You must have been a wonderful teacher for her to love your passion too. It sure shows in her lovely work!

    Your "Goose in the Pond Variation" is beautiful too. Very pleasing.

    Carolyn :)

  7. That block is beautiful. Have a wonderful vacation!

  8. I absolutely adore this block! You did a beautiful job piecing it. And your daughter's quilt turned out beautifully. Kudos to her!

  9. congrats on your daughter finishing that quilt
    it is beautiful and I know it will be treasured.
    oh my love that little block

  10. I love the QOV quilt - such a great cause. And your block is wonderful! I just love your fabric choice

  11. Love the Quilt of Valor and your block! Enjoy your tropical location :-) Be sure to take some pictures to show!

  12. I like the new block, those colours just sparkle. Your daughter's quilt is very impressive, please compliment her for me.
    Have a fun and safe trip.

  13. Wonderful quilt of valor!!! I am amazed at your piecing in the tiny Snyder quilt...this is such a gorgeous finished quilt!


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