Tuesday, March 25, 2014

QOV Donation and Pillowcases

I found these owls prints at JoAnn's last week and knew they would cute pillowcases for my great niece who is turning 2 this week. They are done, now I just have to get them in the mail.

I didn't need to start a new project, but that's exactly what I did, START A NEW PROJECT!!! Kevin The Quilter started a Quilts of Valor block drive earlier this month and I wanted to be part of it. He came up with a quick and easy block to use. And for every 5 blocks you send him from now till June 1st, your name will go in a drawing for a chance to win $100 gift certificate from Missouri Star Quilt Company! so I just upped my chances!!! It takes 30 -12 1/2" blocks to make one quilt, so that is what I will be donating--a complete quilt top! This is my first QOV quilt and I hope to make many more.
Here are 5 out of the six rows needed. I have all the blocks sewn together now and tomorrow I will sew the rows together and try to get it in the mail on Wednesday.

I had an oh-oh moment when I re-read what fabrics were to be used!

"Please remember to use only 100% cotton fabric and no shiny metallic fabrics so we can stay in accordance with what Quilts of Valor requests of their quilts."

BIG OH - OH!! My navy has gold specks and one of the reds has gold dots! It's not "over the top" shiny, so hopefully it will be within the guidelines. I guess I need to learn to read directions more carefully and not jump in with both feet so fast!!

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Connie said...

What cute little pillowcases!! How neat that you are making a whole quilt top for Kevin! I just sent him some blocks. Thanks for sharing.
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Kevin the Quilter said...

How generous of you to devote your time and talents to our little block drive! I LOVE your quilt top! Thanks for posting pics, and giving a shout out for the drive! I really appreciate you and your efforts!

Vicki in MN said...

Love your pillowcases, I should get some of that fabric for my DIL-she loves owls. Great job on your QOV too.

Quilt Musings said...

Your QOV top is looking awesome! I started making blocks and ended up dong an entire quilt too :)