13 April 2012

Quilts of Valor Progress

I am making progress on my QOV challenge of the year.  I have 2 tops completely done and ready to mail, 2 tops ready to quilt and 2 cut out ready to sew.  Now I just hope I can get the hang of my BettyLou (midarm) so that I can get them totally done.

I have been collecting red, white, and blue fabrics.  Right here is 42 different ones..perfect for home made jelly rolls.

Some fq's and yardage that will be used as well.

Three Jelly Rolls cut up....still didn't put a big dent in the piles either.

With my first jelly roll I decided to do my own little Jelly roll race.  No..I didn't time myself I know it took my a while but I had to keep getting up since my butt was getting sore.  I can tell you that the first two rows were the most difficult...they seemed to take forever and then it was...wow...I'm done.

The top done or so I thought...after further pondering I decided to add two borders.

I was having a hard time deciding what color to put as the inside border.  I decided on a goldish yellow. If I would have thought about it more I would have made it 1.5 or 2 inches instead of the 2.5 I used.  It is a little bit more yellow than I thought.

I then added a 4.5 inch border and called it good. It only took me the afternoon to get it done since I did the cutting yesterday.  I am sure I would have had it done quicker if I wouldn't have kept stopping to do other things.

I think with the other jelly roll I cut out I will do another one of these.  They aren't difficult and with all of my upcoming commitments it will be nice to do.  I only have 8 more to go before the end of the year.

This is the quilt that is on Betty Lou so hopefully I can report a completed top, well except for the binding of course by next week.  Wish me luck.


PS...The best part is that all of the fabric including the backing and batting came out of my stash...yeppers this was all already in the studio. Maybe my numbers will start looking good here soon.


  1. Oh, I love a "stash only" quilt. This looks really nice, I'm sure the recipient will love it.

  2. I like it with the borders. I think I'm going to have to take a look at the stash and see about making some homemade jelly rolls, love that idea

  3. I love your quilt, and I think the gold border really makes it sing! Whoop whoop!!