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.