Sunday, July 3, 2016

Stash Report and Quilts of Valor

As promised, here are the two QOV quilts that I mentioned earlier.  The blocks were given to me and the lady wanted them to be used for a veteran's quilt.  I managed to use every block in the bag. Many of the blocks were only half blocks which I assumed were to be some type of border around the proposed King Size quilt, but with no pattern of the original quilt, I did the best I could.  I think they turned out ok though.

I took the most of the sampler blocks and set them with a standard sashing between them and added a border to get the size needed.  The fabric for the sashing and border was from my stash of 3 different gold/tan fabrics,and the border is blue with small gold and tan motifs in it.

1st QOV - Sampler with sashing
With the remainder of the sampler blocks I scattered them randomly using some chain blocks alternatively and in rows around them. There were not enough to place them alternately throughout. Since I wanted to use all the blocks I could; and with no matching background fabric to make more, I placed them at the top and bottom to get to make it bigger. I noticed after all was said and done, that the design is not centered, but otherwise I'm happy with the results.

2nd QOV - Sampler blocks & chain block

After using all the complete blocks, I had a bunch of half and quarter pieced blocks left over. These were put together and added to the backing when I pieced it.  It's quilted with a panto called "Star Dance."

The binding is sewn on and all that is needed is the hand stitching of the binding and a QOV label.
Most of the fabric was counted in last week's report, so only the binding was included this week, but the usage is still going in the right direction.

Fabric Report - July 3, 2016 Wk #27
Fabric Added this week - 0
Fabric Added YTD - 2 yards

Fabric Used this week- 1/2 yd (for binding of QOV) 
Fabric Used in 2016 YTD -  52.11  yards

Linking up with Patchwork Times.  Stop by to catch up on how others used their stashes this week.


  1. Your usage is going up. Fantastic job on both quilts.

  2. Your QOV quilts are gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful them both. Great job on your usage numbers!

  4. You did a great job using all the blocks!!! The partial blocks on the back have a couple of Pac Man ghosts ;-)

  5. Two great finishes and a great use for all those blocks, not to mention a great stash report continues!

  6. Beautiful quilts. They will be treasured.

  7. Way to go Dar! These are great, and Sharlene will be so proud to know these are going to veterans now! Happy 4th!

  8. Nice quilts. It's always hard to use someone else's blocks.

  9. Both quilts are looking great. You did a great job of working with what you had. Great stash numbers too!

  10. You should be very happy! It turned out great! you have a talent ;-)

  11. You did a beautiful job putting together two lovely quilts from those donated blocks. Way to go using up everything!