Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rockets Red Glare

Rockets Red Glare
Quilt of Valor
56 x 66 inches
The flag panel for Rockets Red Glare is long and narrow, and in order to meet the Quilt of Valor (QOV) requirements, I needed to add width. Nothing I had in my stash looked right with the panel, so it marinated in my sewing room.

I found the perfect star fabric at the Wild West Winter Quilt Show on February 7, 2015: the fabric line was first released in January 2015.  I cut two strips of the stars with the blue background and used them to add width to Rockets Red Glare.

Andover #7787-R
the stars on this strip fabric are bright white
I also purchased the "antiqued" version of the fabric for future projects.

Andover #7787-B
the stars on this fabric are antiqued

Rockets Red Glare is #56 in my goal to complete 64 Quilts of Valor by the end of July. A complete list of the QOV that I've made can be seen here.

13 comments:

  1. That is PERFECT! That quilt will make a vet VERY happy!

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  2. This quilt is striking! It just says it all doesn't it?

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  3. Very amazing how that new star fabric looks like it was part of the same line of fabric as the panel. Great find! Makes me want to dig out the patriotic panel I have and finish it similar to this.

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  4. Fantastic! I love it! Your fabric and projects marinate like my knitting projects and yarn. It's amazing what they can become when you just let them be for a while.

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  5. Who comes up with the awesome names? after watching Westminster and seeing all the neat creative dog names, I'm inspired

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  6. Awesome! I love it! So will it's new owner.

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  7. Love that quilt!! If you aren't patriotic you will soon be...just keep looking:)

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  8. This is just great! I will gave to look for some of that fabric.

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  9. As several people said, the fabric goes great w/ the panel. I actually thought it was part of it. Great job.

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  10. Wow. That's wall art! Someone is going to love that dearly. You are one amazing quilter - and woman!!

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  11. I love what you did with this panel, aren't they fun to work with? Makes us get creative and you hit the jackpot with this one!

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