Awarding a Quilt of Valor
Last Saturday I had the great pleasure of awarding a Quilt of Valor to my husband’s uncle who is a Vietnam Vet. He got emotional when I explained to him about the Quilts of Valor organization and what the quilt was for.
Being around quilts all the time and putting all the hours into making a quilt, sometimes I wonder if people appreciate the quilts we make. It is nice to know when people do appreciate them and understand the love that we make them with.
I have been wanting to make this quilt for years. It has been in the back of my mind like all good intentions. Then I found a fun Christmas golf fabric that I knew he would like. Sometimes things just fall into place, and you just have to go with it. That day I had to pick my son up from school. I was accidentally there 15 minutes early. That was just enough time to plan the quilt!
When I got home and looked at the fabric that I had to go with the golf fabric, I found a charm pack that was just the right colors! With the charm packs, I could just start sewing! I put half of the blocks together that night and the rest the next day. These are the days I love owning a long arm. I put it right on and quilted it with an easy loop quilting that I thought went with the golf theme – a bunch of holes. My favorite part was the fabulous moda flannel on the back! I washed it so the quilt was super soft and cuddly!
There was also just enough of the golf fabric to put a band on a presentation case. I used every inch of the 1 yard I bought. Because it was a QOV, I actually put a label on the quilt! I need to be better about labels.
If you would like to know more about the Quilts of Valor Foundation, you can visit their website: http://www.qovf.org/
I would highly recommend making and/or presenting a QOV. It is a unique experience that you will want to repeat!