Quilt of Valor

Every year on the first Saturday in February, the Quilt of Valor Foundation hosts a national sew day, complete with prizes. I always think of this happening in the winter, so I kept thinking it was a long way off. Well, it was last Saturday and I found out when I saw it on Instagram! Saturday was a busy day, but in the evening I got out this bin of red, white, and blue fabrics given to me by my neighbor and started cutting.

Someone asked about how much waste there was using an Accuquilt die cutter. I thought I’d show you here. In the bin were three half yard cuts. I layered and pressed them and rough cut them in strips, 6 layers deep.

I’m using this die.

In no time I had this pile of 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles.

And this is the waste. The bits on the left will be die cut into smaller squares, so not really waste in my book.

I’m more than happy with that little pile in exchange for speed and accuracy! And here is my whole quilt cut out and ready for piecing.

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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3 Responses to Quilt of Valor

  1. I like your quilt design!

  2. Looks like a good start.

  3. Kathy D. says:

    I look forward to seeing the QOV you come up with. Stitching Sisters QOV did a zoom meeting Saturday, and had a great time catching up. Maybe you can join us next time!

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