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 adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to Quilt of Valor

  1. Mary Ed Williams says:

    Is there by chance a pattern for that quilt? My QOV group would love to have a copy.

  2. I like your quilt design!

  3. Looks like a good start.

  4. 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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