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Garden Mural

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South wall of the bus garage Eppson Center for Seniors Laramie, Wyoming Local artist, Dan Toro created this commissioned mural for the Eppson Center. He uses spray paint to create his murals, many of which are located throughout Laramie.  Eventually this area will have grass and picnic tables. 

Flags on the Square

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Flags on the Square 58 x 72 inches Quilt of Valor #246 Flags on the Square was made using the Town Square pattern by Fabric Cafe. All the fabric (except the blue) is backing scraps from previous Quilts of Valor. The pattern uses 3 yards of fabric (approx. one yard of each fabric) and is a good one to feature focus fabrics. 

Scrap Management

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Stacks of cut scraps Last Friday and Saturday, I cut and cut and cut all the fabric pieces smaller than a Fat Quarter into sizes I frequently use - 6.5, 5, 4.5, 3.5, and 2.5 inches. The stacks grew as I worked on neutrals, reds, and finally blues.  I have plans for some of these scraps, but others will marinate for a bit until I decide how to use them. I REALLY need to do this after every project, but it’s more convenient to just fold and put the fabrics in baskets and out of sight. 

Grand Prize

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Grand Prize 57 x 75 inches Quilt of Valor # 245 All of the colored fabrics surrounding the printed pane are scraps from previous Quilts of Valor.  This is the first time I've used the Villa Rosa Design pattern, Grand Prize . It was easy to assemble and makes an attractive quilt. I'll be using this pattern again for a different panel. 

Fireworks

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Fireworks 63 x 75 inches Quilt of Valor #244 This quilt was made using a Villa Rosa Design called " Staccato " by Molly Cook. Like the Stepping Stones pattern, Staccato used several scraps from previous quilts and backings.  I thought it looked like strings of fireworks; thus, the name.

A Tisket, a Tasket . . .

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. . . four quilt kits in baskets. In an effort to bring the scrap bins under control. I’ve been preparing kits for Quilts of Valor. Now, when the urge to sew hits me, I can sit down and get busy. The larger pieces are scraps from backings of previous QOV. 

Stepping Stones

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Stepping Stones 63 x 80 inches Quilt of Valor #243 Stepping Stones  put a dent in my 2.5 inch scrap bin, scraps from many previous Quilts of Valor. This quilt was finished in May and sent to a volunteer longarmer in Texas to be quilted. I received it back from the longarmer last week, and it will soon be on its way to a QOV leader for distribution.  I used Melissa Corry's free pattern, Stepping Stones , that is on her website Happy Quilting .