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January 9, 2019
A Collaborative Quilt of Valor from From My Carolina Home

I received these red, white and blue patriotic blocks blocks from sweet friend Melanie almost a year ago when I was looking for some patriotic orphan blocks to make another Quilt of Valor.  She thought they would make a wonderful quilt with the patriotic prints, but needed some help getting it finished, and was willing for them to go to a local veteran here.   I was involved with the Fire Quilt project at the time and I put them aside to assemble later.  They were in a bag with some patriotic scraps, and I forgot about them.  Then I needed ...

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December 7, 2018
Quilts of Valor from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Tuesday was the monthly Quilts of Valor sew-in.  A few quilt tops were turned in on Tuesday.








Instead of sewing on Tuesday, we were cutting kits for the National Quilts of Valor sew-in on Saturday, Feb 2, 2019.  We got quite a few kits cut out.

We also had the honor of presenting some Quilts of Valor to some deserving veterans.

The first veteran served in the Navy during WWII.
he looks great for 96 years old

Later in the day two Vietnam veterans received their Quilts of Valor.


It is an honor to be a part of making quilts ...

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November 21, 2018
A Quilt of Valor Story from From My Carolina Home

Working on Quilts of Valor is so rewarding.  The red, white and blue patterns are as varied as the quilters who make them.  A few months ago, I made one as part of a Fat Quarter Shop Classic and Vintage event, a double nine patch.

Double Nine Patch at From My Carolina Home

I sent it off to the local QOV chapter and forgot about it.

Double Nine Patch at From My Carolina Home

Then, a couple of weeks ago, the chairperson sent me an email asking me to be a part of the presentation ceremony. My quilt was to be given to a young woman named Kelly Weaver, an Air Force veteran. I had to ...

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November 14, 2018
Mercyful Quilts Update from Needle and Foot

Today is National Kindness day.  What better day to write an update about the Mercyful Quilts project?

On Monday of this week I had the pleasure of watching my friend Patty pick up the first batch of Mercyful Quilts.  It was a lovely thing to watch her oooh and ahhh over each and every quilt in the stack.  She and her colleagues are thrilled to have these quilts and to know that more are on the way.

Patty and I with a quilt designed and made by Yvonne Fuchs.

While she was here, we talked about the ways that the ...

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September 5, 2018
Quilts of Valor sew-in from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

I haven't been to a Quilts of Valor sew-in this year.  Something has been going on every month, that has kept me away (new grandbaby, trips, house guests, ill, etc).  Marilyn and I finally got to this month's sew-in.  We both turned in completed quilt tops.  There were quite a few quilt tops turned in yesterday. 

Marilyn's top
my top


another one of Donna's lovely string tops


sorry for the blurry photo



this is NOT a panel, it is pieced and appliqued in the center

I worked on the third of my 3 Sapphire Stars quilts ...

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March 7, 2018
QOV Stars and Bars from From My Carolina Home

I’m working on two secret projects right now that I can’t talk about yet, so it’s a good time to show you the last of the Quilts of Valor completed before the holidays last fall.  Normally I am not a fan of jelly-roll race quilts, but this one found a way to be interesting with a bit of pizzazz in the stars on the ends, and blue bars flanking the jelly roll strips in the middle.  Update note – this was pieced by a quilter in  Myrtle Beach, I cannot take credit for the design, I only quilted ...

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February 6, 2018
Flags for Quilts of Valor from Sew........This Is My Blog

Don't you just love it when quilters help each other?  My quilty friends are giving, caring, generous people, ready to jump in and help whenever there's a need.  Gwen, a dear friend of mine, works with a St. Louis area Quilts of Valor group, and guess what?  They're having a block drive!

When I got an email from her a few weeks ago with directions for a simple Flag Block I pulled out my red, white, and blue scraps.  I set out to make 10 blocks, but I somehow cut more pieces than I needed and ended ...

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November 11, 2017
Patriotic Quilt Round Up from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Red, White, and Blue Red, White and Blue is the theme for this how-to tutorial round up! As I’ve started to create more and more quilts for veterans, I noticed a themed collection in the works....

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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November 9, 2017
It’s Time for a Renter Roundup from Quilted Joy

The longarm renters here at Quilted Joy have been hard at work on lots of different quilts. Let’s take a look at what they’ve been quilting!

Christmas Quilt

Pat is all set for Christmas! Is it just me or do the cornerstones look like ribbon and a bow on a present? This quilt will certainly keep Pat cozy during the holiday season. This quilt has a very traditional feel, so she quilted it using the meandering feathers design board.

Christmas Quilt

Checkerboard Quilt

And here’s one more quilt from Pat. She made this quilt a few years ago in a club at a ...

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November 6, 2017
Quilt of Valor Barn Raising from From My Carolina Home

This barn raising setting for the next Quilt of Valor was so interesting with the variety of patriotic prints and mix of colors with a bit of gold.  I liked the transition from a light beige to a darker beige background as the blocks go from center to edge.  I loaded it longways in order to get the maximum amount of quilting per row.

Quilt of Valor Barn Raising at From My Carolina Home

I folded it up to check the borders.  Look at that, perfectly straight!  What a joy!  I do not know who pieced the top, but she (he?) did a fabulous job.

Quilt of Valor Barn Raising at From My Carolina Home

The pantograph is one I ...

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September 20, 2017
Inverted Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Disappearing 9-Patch with Layer Cakes pattern is a pretty popular free tutorial here on my blog. I decided to create another quilt using the same pattern, but mixing up the background and foreground...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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