Monday, November 14, 2011

Quilt of Valor

In addition to regularly quilting QOV's sent to me, I usually try to make a couple of Quilts of Valor each year. This center panel has been in my Valor project drawer for some time.

I am a regular reader of John'aLee's The Scrappy Appleyard and when I read this particular post, I knew it was time to make my QOV.  You see, John'aLee's daughter was to be married to a young soldier deployed to Afghanistan.  Sadly, he was killed in action 2 weeks before their wedding.

This quilt will go to a "soldier who was his best friend and who . . . was there when he took his last breath."
I contacted John'aLee and asked her if I may make a Quilt of Valor for her to give this young man.
I have loved this panel since the first time I saw it!
Faye Burgos' American Valor Fabric Collection for Marcus Fabrics.  Pattern by Nancy Rink. 
Simple quilting to keep it soft and cuddly. 
Hobbs 80/20 batting.
More red for the backing. 
Washed and labeled--ready to send out tomorrow with a presentation case. 
John'aLee still needs blocks for her other quilts.  She is accepting them through November.  Even though this QOV is done, her goal is to make 4 more quilts for the grieving family. 

12 comments:

Desley said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting!

Diane E W said...

Amazing and absolutely beautiful story and quilt. There is a God and He has a plan for us and we don't know what that is until one of these moments. I hope I explained that right. I was in high school during the Vietnam War and remember the troops coming home and the treatment, didn't really understand why the solders were treated that way, when they were doing what they had to do. May God bless your husband and all soldiers for helping me and my family have what we have today. Salute to him.

John'aLee said...

Oh Ann...I am stunned! That quilt is amazing. I can't thank you enough my sweet friend for all the time and effort you put into it. I know it will mean a lot to Dan. He is such a great kid...and one of those kind of kids who really appreciates anything someone has done for him.
You have taken a load off of me by making this quilt. Humbly....my gratitude and love...John'aLee

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that is an outstanding quilt! what a wonderful thing for you to do!

sunny said...

I just came over from John'aLee's blog. The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure Dan will love it.

Marsha said...

I stopped by from John'aLee's Blog, too. This is an amazing quilt and you are so thoughtful and generous to have made it. I know it will be loved.

Doniene said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! What a treasure it will be! Blessings

Dirt Road Quilter said...

What a stunning quilt! I am sure that Dan will treasure it always. My prayers have been with Chris' loved ones these past few months. What a thoughtful gift!

JCnNC said...

Very beautiful and from such a loving and generous heart - this is so meaningful and thank you for your beautiful work. Judy C

KaHolly said...

It is absolutely beautiful and you are so sweet to make this for Dan for John'aLee.

Alycia said...

Wow! That is beautiful - and what a story. You have a huge heart!

cq4fun said...

What a beautiful quilt! You made something he will treasure forever.

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