Sunday, June 28, 2015

QOV for Leo

How long does it take to make a quilt you aren't working on? Oh, about 7 years! 
This quilt had to ripen for a long time. I guess it was waiting for the right recipient. I started it as a class sample in 2008. The lattice pattern is from a book by Nancy Brennan Daniel called "Slice 'Em and Dice 'Em." It is a variation of a disappearing 9-patch.

A few weeks ago, a friend was cleaning out her sewing room and found her unfinished Quilts of Valor. I suggested that we both try to finish one by July 4th. She finished quilting hers on Friday night and was on the hunt for some binding.

I really enjoyed quilting this one. I wanted stars in the blue squares, and meandered around from one to the next. The inner blue border is quilted with "USA" over and over. 

The backing is a great flag print that I bought on sale at least a year ago.

This QOV will be presented to Leo, a WWII veteran and my coworker's dad. I hope it will bring him some comfort following a recent stroke.

Lattice Quilt of Valor
52" X 68"
Started 2008
Completed 6/24/15


Rike Busch said...

Dear Tina,
a very beautiful quilt. I have one unfinished quilt for about seven years, too, because I would have to sew by hand - a quilt as you go...
Did you quilt it on a long arm oder domestic sewing machine?
Greetings, Rike

Julianne said...


Gina said...

Gorgeous and a well deserved recipient xxx

WoolenSails said...

That was worth waiting for and so nice that it will go to a friend's dad, I know he will love it.


margaret said...

well worth finishing this and I am sure it will be treasured