Thursday, February 11, 2016

Quilt of Valor Sew-in

QOV in progress
February 2016
A Quilt of Valor (QOV) sew-in was held last Friday evening and all-day Saturday. On Friday, six individuals attended and began working on one of the available kits. I selected American Hopscotch and began working on the red and white strip sets. In three hours, I sewed, pressed, sub-cut, and sewed the red and white four patch units - 80 in all.

Saturday was a full day and more sewists (eleven women and one man) attended and started working on their selected kits. I worked on the blue and white strip sets and sub-cut them into 143 five-inch units. One woman volunteered to press for everyone - what a luxury to just sew.

first four rows of American Hopscotch
I started assembling the units about 10 o'clock, and by two o'clock, I had nine rows assembled. By that time, my neck and back were aching, and even though the sew-in was scheduled for two more hours,  I packed everything up and left. This QOV will be easy to assemble at home since all the units are made.


12 comments:

  1. Very pretty and what fun to gather together to sew. The pressing lady was a true blessing from above. Hope you got all the kinks worked out of the shoulders.

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  2. Sorry about the strain. Your choice is beautiful. Reminds me of fair isle knitting crosses. Yeah Nancy!!! Your charity work rocks!

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  3. I love that pattern. How nice to be able to get together for a good cause!

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  4. I love the more traditional look of this one.

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  5. I love this quilt!! I also like thinking that it will wrap around someone who needs the warmth, love and appreciation for their service.

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  6. Just beautiful and I love that blue fabric. This one will be very striking and what a fun process.

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  7. Looks so nice...and what fun it must of been...doing it together!!

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  8. A sew-in is such a great idea. Nice that one gal volunteered to iron. What a deal! You amaze me that you got so much done in that time!

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  9. I love sew-ins, and that quilt is going to be so pretty.

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  10. I so enjoy sewing with a group. I'm impressed you lasted as long as you did. I'm finding I need way more breaks than I did when I was younger. Quilt is looking great.

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  11. Beautiful! I would be the presser too not the sewer:)

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