Friday, November 2, 2012

QOV TATW top finished

I have my first QOV top assembled.  It was a bit of a challenge.  Too much cutting, pressing, sewing, unstitching, re-sewing ............... . Was I supposed to spray starch the strips into cardboard-like pieces first?

The quilt itself is lovely - bright, deep reds, rich royal blues and a soft blue and white. The trip around the world layout is so nice. I have new ideas for using scraps plus a few standard color strips. I would conduct the construction differently, avoiding the unsewing, if I'm making ALOT of blocks.

So, here is my QOV top. I keep humming a certain, old song in my head   "From A Distance" by Bette Midler.  It looks beautiful   "from a distance".  Some squares are a bit wonky, some seams do not intersect to perfection.

Our soldiers are SO worthy,  so off it goes to Alycia. My contribution to the Quilts of Valor mission! I hope you will find time to contribute some blocks for this program.


  1. Still a lovely quilt Kat and for a great cause.

  2. Your quilt looks great. I've never spray starched my fabric first.....hmmmmm....something new to earn everyday.


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