Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More "Love" Blocks!!!

As many of you know, Kevin the Quilter is heading up a massive Quilts of Valor block drive on his blog.

If you don't know Kevin, then you should!!!  He's a wonderful friend to bloggers everywhere and is doing some exciting things that you don't want to miss out on :*)  Check out his blog HERE - yes, Now!!!  (But don't forget to come back here for the rest of the post LOL!)

So, anyway, I really want to be a part of helping Kevin's block drive succeed - because it is for him of course, but also because it is for a really wonderful cause!  You can read more about the QOV drive on his blog post HERE  - and find out how you can help too :)

He's already received close to 3,000 blocks at last count!!!  That's enough for 98 quilts - whoohoo!!!!  (and he was hoping to get enough to make 3 quilts - silly boy!!!)

Nonetheless, I really wanted to support Kevin and the QOV program, so finally last night I put everything else aside and began to pull fabrics to make some blocks.  He asked for solids or fabrics that read as solids, which posed a little problem for me as I don't yet have a very large stash of solids.  I never did find a light blue that would read solid, but I did round up enough of the other colors.

He wisely chose a very simple design that even a beginner could sew up easily.... well, at least, most people could easily make this block.... there might be one quilter - who shall remain nameless - who had to pull out the ole seam ripper .... LOL!!!!

White to white with black thread???  Ugh!!!
That was supposed to be a yellow section.....

Sewing late at night when I'm tired is usually not a good combination for me :*)  However, I persevered!  And by the end of the evening, I had completed 12 blocks for Kevin's drive!!!

I am so excited to be able to pop these in the mail to him this week! :*D

I also plan to check my stash to see if I have fabrics that might help with backings and bindings.  Kevin had planned to handle those things himself, but with 98 quilts to make, I think he might need us to chip in and help, don't you???

Hugs & Blessings!


  1. Great looking blocks! I had to rip some of mine too. I guess it was more complicated than I thought. Have a great day!

    1. LOL Mari! Sometimes I think the more simple the block, the more quickly I can mess it up!

  2. I cheated when I made my blocks. I cut a piece of red, selvedge to selvedge at 13" wide. Then I cut a piece of white, 2.5". Stitched, then cut down, repeat, until I had enough blocks to send. It was late at night, and I didn't want to 'think' when I sewed the blocks.

  3. Way to go! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who could make a mess of such a simple task. I think you just did that to make me feel better.

  4. It is astonishing how many people have supported Kevin's drive - but we know quilters, they come thru like real troupers!

  5. I've made some marvelous mistakes doing the late night sewing thing! : )

  6. What an amazing response he has had! Your blocks look fabulous.

  7. Teresa! You are just too cute! Thanks for the shout out, and thanks for your contributions! I am simply amazed at how successful this block drive has turned out! I truly am one "SILLY BOY!" LOLOLOL Thanks again!

  8. What a great thing Kevin is doing!! I know those quilts are really going to be appreciated! How wonderful you were able to be a part of his success. Now just to get all those blocks made into quilts!

  9. 98 Quilts!! Holy Cow. You have a good idea to send backing and binding fabric. I haven't made any blocks yet, but I might just make a bunch of binding. Love your contribution!

  10. Nice work! I can't do stuff when I'm tired either.

  11. So glad his block drive is going well. It is on my list as well. 98 quilts! I hope he has some helpers.

  12. I was not familiar with Kevin. My first thought was that he might need backing and perhaps money for batting. That's a lot of quilts! I recently donated a lot of patriotic fabrics to a member of our guild for us to make QOV in the future.


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