Sunday, May 30, 2010

#169 - American Hero Quilt

#169 - American Hero Quilt
It is Memorial Day Weekend 2010 and we are sharing this American Hero Quilt that was made at one of our Sew Days at Pacific Beach. We are part of the American Hero Quilt Project that is supplying quilts to Madigan Hospital for injured servicemembers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. We are also supplying quilts to the receiving hospital in Afghanistan where wounded warriors are first treated and prepared for transport to Germany. We are glad to be part of an ever growing group and so happy that more and more quilters are stepping up to help in this endeavor.

This Memorial Day we want to thank our Fallen Heros and their families for the sacrifice they paid for our freedom. We know that freedom isn't free.
Erwin Harder and Andrew Shields you are not forgotton.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Quilt 140 - AHQ Jewel Box Star

April, 2010
50 x 60

I started this quilt a few months ago for the American Hero Quilts (AHQ) project. Mom was hosting another (AHQ) sew weekend at Pacific Beach, so I made sure we had this along to finish up.

Normally you would put the jewel box squares and the star squares right next to each other so you get a secondary pattern, but the blues and reds didn't seem to have enough contrast and the pattern was just getting lost. So, improvise was the word of the day. I decided to set off each block with dark sashing, and used extra partial blocks to make it a little longer.

It still needs a small border, probably dark blue. Looking forward to another sewing weekend!