Quilts of Valor Update

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The third Quilt of Valor is complete.  In between the holiday parties, retirement parties, a hive flare-up (not beehive, the itchy, raised welts of red) and day-to-day stuff, I managed to squeeze in a few minutes of sewing here and there.  The first two rows of quilt #4 are also done, yea!

Quilt #4 will be the same as quilt #3.  This is the Walk About Patten from Grizzly Gulch Gallery.  The pattern offers four sizes.  For this project I am making the twin size.  In order to stretch donations as much as possible, I shopped the sale room at Pieces & Patches Quilt Shop.  How lucky to find the perfect fabric, in 5 1/2 yards lengths for $5.00 per yard.  Nature’s Basket by Blackbird Designs and Elegance by Sentimental Studios, both by Moda will serve as backings.

These two quilts will be presented by our Garden Club to two veterans who live in our neighborhood.  The Homeowner’s Association holds two open board meetings each year.  Garden Club plans to present these at the April open board meeting.  We will work the logistics of making sure our recipients are present for ‘wrapping’ as April draws closer.

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