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.
Welcome followers and your comments. I appreciate that you take your time to visit and cheer me on. Creative Bliss and Spring Sunshine Smiles...
What a great project Sherry, and good on you for tackling that quilting.I'm a measuring phobe myself so I appreciate the "sweating" over that measuring!ReplyDelete
Oh I'd love to see those Californian poppies.What a site they'd be.
You are turning into quite the quilter! I do like those California poppies!ReplyDelete
What a nice thing to do. I wish I could just sew a strip of ribbon onto a piece of fabric. Love the colors you chose. I am sure Kevin will appreciate all the love you have put into this project.ReplyDelete
Hope you plan on taking pictures of the poppies and sharing with us.
We have some really hot weather 86 and above and then the humidity. YUCKY weather.
Batiks are one of my favorites quilting cottons out there. They have such gorgeous saturated colors, don't they? Great job on making so many QOV blocks. I'm sure that they'll help make some gorgeous quilts for our veterans. :-)ReplyDelete
Your blocks are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for donating to our efforts with QOV! What a wonderful post! I look forward to putting your blocks into a beautiful QOV! Thanks again!ReplyDelete
Great post sharing your talents! Love your blocks! xoReplyDelete
what an inspiring post and a beautiful quilt, enjoy that weather!ReplyDelete
You are so sweet to make the quilt blocks Sherry. Especially since you said you are not a quilter, lol!!! You chose a great simple block to sew....smart!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful project! If I had appropriate fabrics on hand, I would head off to my sewing room tonight. Your blocks are beautiful, especially with that gorgeous red batik!ReplyDelete
So wonderful of you to labor lovingly over those great blocks! I love the simplicity of them too Batiks are a big favorite of mine too.ReplyDelete
What a amazing project..you are a very sweet lady to make these beautiful blocks... Fabulous work... Hugs May x x xReplyDelete
Beautiful blocks, Sherry! You did such a lovely job helping in this special project! :) xoReplyDelete
you have done a marvellous job Sherry, we will make a quilter out of you yetReplyDelete
Generous and heartfelt contribution to a worthy project. Well done.ReplyDelete
Your creation for this wonderful cause is stunning. Your work is going to bless so many. Beautifully sewn and creative design.ReplyDelete
Blessings to you for all your do and your wonderful generosity.
Creative Bliss my friend.
32 blocks! You do amazing work! Would love to see the California Poppies!ReplyDelete
32 blocks is an amazing accomplishment. Well done. I love poppies. I have a couple planted in the garden which always look spectacular so can only imagine what a lovely display the California poppies are. hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
What a lovely thing to do, dear Sherry, so many blogs ,what a work of heart, they look so beautiful.ReplyDelete
I can`t believe your poppies are already blooming ,they are some of my favorite summer flowers, and especially the light pink ones .Whish colours are yours?
What a wonderful idea! You did good, 32 blocks, wow!ReplyDelete
What an awesome project for an awesome cause!! Your blocks look fabulous!! Have a great day :)ReplyDelete
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How wonderful you're sharing your talent for such a great cause!! Love the blocks!!!!ReplyDelete
How wonderful that you have done this, especially since you aren't a quilter! The blocks look perfect and Kevin will love them!ReplyDelete