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Hurried Up And Finished This Today!

So… if you all recall I did the Sandstorm Quilt for Quilts of Valor. I sent it off to a longarmer I know, but she recently sent it back to me because she has had some health problems and just couldn’t do it. So I got it back, and I was going to send it to another longarmer, but after paying for shipping once I just decided to stipple it myself. So here it is. I’m giving it to the person receiving it tomorrow! I’m so happy to have finished it!

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New Line Of Quilt Designs…


Still working on a name, but I can tell everyone that currently I am designing a set of quilts to be ready for the new year. They are going to be nerd themed, and so far on the docket we have:

  • Doctor Who
  • Mario
  • Zelda
  • Pokemon
  • Outlaw Star
  • Big O
  • Gundam Wing
  • Sudoku
  • Tetris
  • and a few more I’m still debating on!

So tell me internet readers, what else would you like to see me make?

Interview Series: Quilts of Valor

Today is the first interview of a series I am doing on people involved in the textile world! Today, we have Carol Olson who is the Minnesota coordinator for Quilts of Valor!

Me: I’m here with Carol Olson, and we’re going to talk about Quilts of Valor’s Minnesota chapter. So Carol, can you explain what Quilts of Valor does for those of my readers who do not know?

Carol: Quilts of Valor is a non-profit foundation that was started in 2003 and they cover all warriors from World War II to the present with a healing quilt of comfort. Anyone who was touched by war, which is almost every veteran. It’s all donated, the pieces, quilters, long-armers. Ten percent of the quilts go abroad to the hospitals, so when they are wounded in the battlefield, they are automatically covered by a quilt. A small token from home, to show that we appreciate their service.

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Sandstorm Quilt Top Done!


Here it is with the border on! I decided to go with uneven borders. On two of the adjacent sides the border is 2and 3/4 inches, and on the other two sides the border is 5 inches. I really wanted to go for uneven borders after someone mentioned it on my facebook post, that it would add depth. And She was right! I love the way it looks! I was going to go for angled sides, but I decided I liked it the way it was, and I like the squareness of it contrasting with the entropy of the the rest of the top.

I have decided to give this quilt to Quilts of Valor, and I’m not going to lie. It will be hard to part with, because I love it quite a bit. Since I know it is going to a good cause, I can accept with it. I hope whoever receives it will love it as much as I do!

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