Thursday, July 23, 2015

Lone Star

Lone Star
Quilt of Valor
61 x 70
Lone Star is Quilt of Valor (QOV) #70 and was made entirely with Kansas Troubles fabric. I love the deep, rich tones of all the Kansas Troubles (KT) fabrics, and one of my personal quilts, Duluth Stars was also made with KT fabrics.

Pattern used for Lone Star:
Charm Big Star Quilt (Missouri Star Quilt Company video link)

The star gave me fits and created major waves in the quilt, so I ripped it out and reconstructed it with the half-square triangles, sized a bit larger, so I could easily square them. It helped, but there is still a bit of "wave" the the area around the star. While working with the remaining charm squares, I discovered the reason for the waves: a few charms were sized differently. Even an 1/8 of an inch can make a significant difference if it is repeated enough.

My goal was to make a total of 64 Quilts of Valor by my July birthday to thank all those who have served and are currently serving in the military. I appreciate their service in securing my freedoms and for keeping the world a safer place to live. Thank you, veterans!

A list of my completed QOV can be seen here.

12 comments:

  1. 1/8" of an inch sure doesn't seem like much, but I guess really, it adds up pretty quickly.

    The quilt is beautiful. Someone will love it and not even notice the bit of wave. You sure can't see it in the photo.

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  2. I really like this pattern, and I, too, love those rich tones. This is a beauty!

    Well, you met and exceeded your goal. Well done! What a wonderful contribution!!!

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  3. This quilt is one of my favorites!
    Congrats on your goal!

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  4. What a great title for this quilt:) Too cleaver.

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  5. Perfect name for this quilt. Congratulations on making your goal and then some.

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  6. Another great quilt! Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a special day doing all the things you love most:)

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  7. You met an AMAZING goal Lady!

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  8. It's a fantastic job and a great goal, well met. Happy Birthday Nancy! I love these rich colors as well. I like the description that it initially "gave you fits". I am going to use that now. Both my father and stepfather and grandfathers served. This touches my heart.

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  9. Very pretty! I love the placement of the star.

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  10. Oh yes! Happy, happy, happy birthday. Hope it was a wonderful day and the whole year is the best ever. You do so much for so many and you deserve the best.

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  11. Oh my goodness Nancy, I'm soooooo in love with this pattern and quilt. Did I just read in the comment above that it's your birthday? Happy Birthday!!

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  12. This is a great quilt... a great way to use scraps too. Congratulations on exceeding your goal. And, hope the bd was a happy day for you.

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