Yesterday was the all day sew-in for "Quilts of Valor" at the shop. We had a blast! We got a lot accomplished, ate pizza for lunch, had some German Chocolate Cake (to celebrate Lori's birthday) and made some gorgeous quilt tops. It's safe to say, a good time was had by all!
Everyone started out with 80 cream, 40 red and 40 blue half square triangles (each top will finish at approximately 72" x 90" with borders) of "Old Glory Gatherings" fabric by Primitive Gatherings for Moda.
Sweetness and I decided to let each person pick which pattern to use to make their top: Zig Zag, Diamonds, Broken Dishes, Triangles, Pinwheels or Hourglass. Thank goodness for "Best Fat Quarter Quilts" magazine which had pictures of all these blocks!
Our weather started getting nasty in the afternoon so some quilters left early to beat the incoming winter storm! They will finish their tops at home and bring back to the shop when they're done.
"Thank You" to everyone who participated. These quilts will really make a difference in the lives of their recipients.
|Sherryl , Kay, Missy, Vicki, Cathy, Karen and the back of Pat's head!|
|Vicki, Cathy, Karen, Pat, Sherryl and Kay.|
|Missy, Vicki, Cathy, Karen, Pat, Sherryl and Kay.|
|Kay, Lori, Karen (at the ironing board), Missy, Vicki and Cathy.|
|Missy's top she hung up to keep track of her rows. Wow!|
|Lori's birthday was January 1st. We surprised her with a German Chocolate cake and the "Happy Birthday" song! Happy (belated) Birthday, Lori!|
|Vicki's "Triangles" top. Wow! Love it!|
|close-up of Vicki's "Triangles" top|
|Cathy's "Zig Zag" top. Love the alternating red and blue blocks!|
|close up of Cathy's "Zig Zag" top|
|Sherry'l's top. Love it!|
|Karen's "Pinwheels" top (which also looks like "Broken Dishes" depending on how you look at it).|