Thursday, December 18, 2014

Old Glory - #50

Old Glory
Quilt of Valor
59 x 68 inches

I am pleased to have completed 50 Quilts of Valor - nineteen in 2014. My goal is to have 64 completed by the end of July 2015, making and donating one Quilt of Valor for each year of my age.

Old Glory was inspired by a small quilt (click name under the photo for free pattern) that I saw at a quilt shop in Portsmouth, NE. (I believe the shop is now closed.) The American Spirit was much too small for a Quilt of Valor, but I liked the pattern and decided to purchase the center flag and striped fabric to make a larger quilt. The fabric has been marinating in my sewing room until last week.

American Spirit
41 x 41 inches
Seams To Be Quilt Shoppe
Portsmouth, NE
June 2012
To create Old Glory, I enlarged the center fabric panel and also the flying geese. I eliminated the red inner border and the stars because there is a lot of red in the other fabrics that I used.


  1. I love this shouts "victory"!!

  2. Beautiful! I love all those flags. They DO shout victory!

  3. Simply fantastic! I am still amazed at your completion of 50 quilts. You are quite a talented lady Nancy, and a loving and giving person. I love seeing your quilts and thinking about their purpose. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Yeah! You did it and this one is just beautiful! 14 between now and can do it! :)

  5. That is a GREAT design. I like yours better than the inspiration piece; I like all your color choices and design decisions. Congrats on getting to 50 quilts. What an accomplishment!

  6. Congrats on 50 quilts! This one is extra special and I love all the geese around the center. Kudos my friend!

  7. I love it! What an accomplishment to make 50 quilts. Good luck on meeting your goal!

  8. You are well on your way to your goal. Great job and I know so very appreciated.

  9. Nancy you know how much I love these The fatter striped flags are so quaint. Old fashioned. Love it!

  10. What a wonderful quilt and an impressive goal... and I'm sure you'll meet it!

  11. Love it! That's nearly one quilt a week which is AMAZING! Good job, I am sure those quilts are well-loved. Merry Christmas!


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