I am thankful for blogging as it has allowed me to connect with like-minded souls in so many creative venues. Kevin the Quilter put out a request for Quilts of Valor blocks. Kevin had specific criteria for size and colors. Not being a quilter myself I did not have the proper fabrics. Sew...off to my local quilt fabrics store. I purchased 1 yard each of the four colors you see. A solid red was not to my liking so I stepped up to this lovely batik. Batik's are my new found favorite fabrics. They cut and sew very well. They also do not ravel like other fabrics.
After very carefully measuring...twice at least...I cut all my pieces. Whew! Kevin selected to have all donated blocks be done very simply with a stripe of fabric within each block. Hmmm...had to use my brain and math skills.
Eight blocks of the gold fabric.
Eight blocks of the white fabric.
Eight blocks of the blue fabric.
Eight blocks of the red fabric.
Thirty-two blocks completed.
Today I have packaged them carefully wrapped in white tissue and sealed in a padded envelope. I included a hand written note to tell of my gratitude and love sewn into each stitch for every service man, woman and dog who have allowed us to have our freedom. This was a rewarding project that I am blessed to have been a very tiny part in. Kevin's block drive continues a couple more months however I must now focus on other commitments I have made. Thank you Kevin for sharing your project.
Our weather is perfect Spring Sunshine. I would love to have more rain however none is forecast. California Poppies are sprouting everywhere and they are so beautiful!
Please stay tuned for my next post which will update National Letter Writing Month of April.
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