Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Quilt of Valor and Design Wall

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. 

11 comments:

Allie said...

OH my goodness - that poor boy - Mary, this will be a beautiful quilt, and one he will treasure. What a lovely way to give comfort! I am praying for that young man.

Debby said...

God bless you, Mary, and God bless Daniel. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

Bonnie said...

Lovely quilt. And, the heatbreaking story is so touching. Hopefully he'll be able to heal physically and mentally.

Kathie said...

So sad but so nice for you to do. I am sure he will love the quilt for the simple fact that someone cared enough to do that for him.

dorothy said...

The quilt is going to be lovley, I pray he will cherish it and that he will heal both internally and physcially.

Cathy said...

He will have a long road to go for healing. Your quilt will keep him warm and full of thoughts of caring on the way.

Vicki said...

What a lovely quilt. It will be treasured. What a great fabric for the seven wonders of the world!

Chris said...

I am so sorry for this young soldier. Your quilt will be a hug that he can always find comfort in.

Alycia said...

Oh Mary - how perfect, the fabric you have. Thank you for making him a quilted hug - hugs to you too!

Christina said...

I am so very touched and absolutely love the fabric . . . . prayers go with you in making this piece for the brave young man. and more prayers for him in recovering.

Quilter Kathy said...

Great idea to make a quilt for this fellow. The colours of the pieced blocks match the colours of the print just perfectly!

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