While I'm waiting for the batting to arrive so I can finish my #6 UFO, I started the Quilt of Valor for our friend's son who was injured in Afghanistan. He lost both legs above the knee and fingers from his left hand. He is only 19 years old, and there is not much I can do, but I can make a quilt. I asked his father to check to see what colors he might like, or what theme. He told me he really liked earth tones and loves to travel, to see the 7 wonders of the world, like the pyramids.
I found this fabric and I didn't know how I was going to use it, but I think I've figured it out. The squares of the quilt are 6" finished, the motifs in the travel fabric will fit into that size block, so I'm going to make some of the blocks with the travel pictures with some of the leftover strips around them and put them in place of the striped blocks.
The colors I chose of the quilt remind me of aspens turning gold in the fall, and the color of pines and the sky...Daniel came from Colorado. I hope he likes the quilt. It's moving to the top of the list till it's done.
This is also my design wall post...to see more design walls, check out Judy's blog.