Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year!

My blogging hiatus is over and the New Year is starting out beautifully.

I am not a resolution-making kind of gal, but I do like to make goals, especially quilting goals. I may (and frequently do) change those goals, but I still tend to make them. I have ten people for whom I want to make a Quilt of Valor in 2017. I do not have to have these done until November, but I would like to get a head start on them because I know others will be needed as well. With that in mind, I have two of those quilts in the binding stage and one that is ready for quilting.


I also have two quilts in the piecing stage - not QOVs. I'm using the leader/ender method of piecing them, and I know that I'm going to love both of these quilts. There might actually be three quilts here. I have enough of the one set of blocks to create one large quilt or two smaller ones. I'm leaning more toward the two smaller ones because all of these quilts are intended for donation.

The scrappy nine patch blocks that I'm piecing are going to be used in a variation of Pat Sloan's Stitched pattern. It's these blocks that I've made extra.  

In the first picture you can see the two 5" charm squares being sewn together. Those are part of a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt that features the Monkey Tales fabric line. It's going to be pretty darn cute!

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Nann said...

The thumbnail photo of the white with red and blue caught my eye.
The nine-patch pattern reminds me of one of Bonnie Hunter's. Your charm packs will make a charming quilt.

Julie said...

I love your Quilts of Valor. It is such a worthwhile project and this is the first year I am going to make quilts for them. In the past I gave quilts to the American Hero project for currently serving injured military members. What cute leader/ender quilt projects too!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You are very generous with you charity work - love that. The marching 9's is a very old pattern and still popular - great leader ender project.

Bonnie said...

I like the thumbnail quilt also. Good luck with getting all of your QOVs done. Planning a head really helps.