Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Quilts of Valor Block Drive

Each month recently, I've been trying to make a few blocks for Kat's block drive for Covered in Love. Since she's taking September off to get caught up, I decided to look around for another block drive to contribute to.  I didn't have to look too far!

Alycia of Alycia Quilts is collecting red, white and blue blocks for Quilts of Valor, and I decided this would be the perfect project to work on this weekend.  She has posted the tutorial for her blocks here.


The nice thing about this tutorial is that it makes two blocks at once.  Alycia calls them one with a little color and one with lots of color!  These blocks resemble a quarter log cabin with an HST in the center, and are simple to make!  (Unless you're trying to watch "The West Wing" on Netflix while you sew, and forget exactly how the logs should be sewn on to the center block, and have to get out your seam ripper...twice. But that's another story...)


I've completed two blocks, and have pieces cut out for two more.


Fun, simple, and satisfying to make!  Scrappy sewing at its best!


Linking up to Log Cabin Loonies at JulieK Quilts







10 comments:

  1. Fun blocks! Thanks for the reminder of the block drive. It had slipped my mind.

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  2. Beautiful blocks and a great cause! Christine x

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  3. Pretty blocks for a great cause Diane.

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  4. I am so intrigued by Alycia's blocks. The quilts I have seen using them look so amazing. You are so sweet for making them!

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  5. Your blocks had me wondering about the finished look! I popped over to the link, very effective!

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  6. Thanks for sharing this...interesting blocks I have not seen before!

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  7. Oh, those make an amazing pattern! Thanks a bunch, I am bookmarking the tutorial:)

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  8. Great support for a very worthy cause and recognition of veterans. Love the strength of the gold and red blocks.

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  9. Oh I LIKE this pattern! Once I get my new sewing space unpacked I need to contribute to a drive - thanks for the inspiration.

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