Friday, January 4, 2013

First Friday Finish of 2013

I had a wonderful surprise on January 1st when I was browsing the HGTV Quilting Board and saw these pictures and a private message about them. Bonus UFO finish!
 Love this panto with stars!
I first became aware of Quilts of Valor (QOV) in 2008 via Alycia Quilts. Alycia was active in some of the online groups I belonged to and was passionate about this cause. I had a collection of patriotic 5" charms and 2.5" strips from swaps and used a pattern called Square Illusions from the book "Quick & Scrappy Quilts: McCall's Quick Quilts Favorites" to piece the top that year.

I came across it this fall in my UFO Collection after I'd been reminded of QOV through the HGTV Quilting Board. I sent it along with backing fabric to Mary Ann Cain who volunteered to quilt it. Here are a few pictures taken before I mailed it showing some of the great fabrics.

January Finishes


  1. Beautiful Quilt. Love the UFO counter on your side bar. As soon as I finish collecting my UFOs I plan to do something similar on my sidebar.

  2. You and I are going to have the AWESOMEST quilt collection to our names when we finish our UFOs. :) Great finish here!

  3. This looks great. Congrats on the finish :)

  4. Hi there Deb,
    I'm from Chile. I saw one of your posts on Cami's blog (you asked sth about Tildas)...i love tildas too. I have some in my blog... But I haven't been there lately cause I had my baby by the end of november (so I'm quite busy with her). I'm writing to you because I'd like to know if you'd like to keep correspondence with me (the old way :) )
    If you'd like to know a bit about me (to make a decision) please visit my blog and there you can also get me on my pinterest page.
    Loved your works.. I admire pepole whi do's a lot of work! And very beautiful.
    See you!

  5. What a lovely quilt and I really like the star quilting.

  6. Beautiful quilt and quilting! Whoop whoop!!

  7. That is a wonderful quilt. A soldier will love it - maybe already does.

  8. Very nice! So great to have a finish early isnt it?!

  9. Look at that! I love it - great pattern!! Thank you for making a QOV!!

  10. Love the star quilting that is just so cute. Thanks for linking up.

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