It took me ages to come up with a plan for my daughter’s Quilt of Valor. I have always loved quilts with hexagons and I definitely wanted stars on it. I wanted it to be patriotic, but subtle. I wanted it to be very personal and meaningful with little hidden things to discover over time. Honestly, even after deciding on a plan, I had a very hard time actually starting this quilt. I’m not exactly sure why. Perhaps because this is such an emotional project for me. Here are a few sneak peeks.
A lot of this is Tim Holtz’ fabric from his Eclectic Elements line.
It is always good to take pictures of your works in progress. I see things in pictures that I don’t see looking at the pieces on my design wall. I see things here that I want to change. But I didn’t see them until looking at the pictures on my iPad.
This won’t be done any time soon. As I have started sewing, I have thought of a few more things that I want to add, things I don’t have on hand right here, like a scrap from her old uniform pants. I have sewn rows now, but it is a simple matter at this point to rip and switch out a few pieces here and there. I don’t want to rush this. I need to make sure it has everything in it that I want to say.
I need to ponder some more on this one. But at least it is started.
Have a great day.