Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Quilt of Valor Option

Our guild swapped Blue and Red 10" squares about 2 months ago.  These will lend themselves to making a great Quilt of Valor quilt.  The medallion style quilt found on Moda Bake Shop by Andrea Harris is called Avignon Picnic. It utilizes jelly rolls for a quilt classified as "easy".   Here is how to convert the pattern into 10" squares.  Here are my blue choices.

Layer up 2-10" squares and sew on both sides.  I paired up blues with blues.

 Cut the units apart and press seams to 1 side. Trim unit to 9 1/2" square.

Place background and blue unit that are 9 1/2" square, right sides together.  Cut apart on the diagonal.  Sew the diagonal seam.  Press to the dark.

 Arrange in a pleasing manor.  You can see my plan.  These are very versatile blocks.  Any of the log cabin or half square designs can be achieved.  Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com has shown numerous different layouts.  Her blocks measure 6" these more in the 9" arena.

I will post more about this quilt as it gets closer.  Problems: Only 1 background fabric used.....Not enough to make those last blocks.   First option is to go shopping to see if any is left. 

Here is the previous quilt finished with the medallion style layout in the Avignon Picnic Quilt. The quilt below has an inner border that is 2 1/2" around the center unit.  The next border is more 2 1/2" strips.  The strips alternate 2 1/2" by 6" and 2 1/2" x 4" with a background 2 1/2" square. 

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  1. They are just beautiful! Your fabric choices for the Quilt of Valor are lovely - cannot wait to see more! Happy New Year!

  2. I love both choices but think the red center makes it stunning! Great choice for QoV.

  3. Red/White/Blue quilts are my favorites, and yours is a beautiful lay-out. The blue and white quilt is very pretty too; I love its border! ---"Love"

  4. That's a nice quilt with an easy block. Thanks for the conversion instructions. We have something similar called Aussie Hero Quilts inspired by QoV. I hope to make at least one quilt for them.

  5. Neat pattern. Both quilts are beauties.