Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mama Sparks is making a quilt for Matt, a recently injured soldier. She is going to follow a pattern for a patriotic star quilt by Mary. I was able to get 2 blocks completed and will send them off in the mail this afternoon.
I really like the way my patriotic strings blocks turned out. These 2 are a donation towards Matt's quilt, but I am going to keep making them for a project I'd like to begin. I love the idea of looking through my scraps of reds and blues for the appropriate fabric. It's also just plain fun piecing these when you don't have to think too much about matching up shapes! I love it almost as much as making crazy quilt blocks!

I wrote out a personal note to Matt to show concern while he is healing up his eye and his elbow. The flag art is something my 5th graders made this year in the month of October to get ready for the Veteran's Day Program at our school on November 11th. We enjoyed writing out song lyrics from patriotic music in the program, names of states, and messages of thanks to soldiers and veterans. I used my collage version to have some notecards printed up and they
come in handy for times like these.
I flipped over the blocks and wrote some messages for Matt that will always be with the quilt. I had seen some other donation blocks that were done this way. I figured with the muslin foundation under the red and blue fabrics I wouldn't have to worry about the ink bleeding through to the top.


Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Kathy, what a beautiful quilt it will be. So pretty!

Thanks so much for your kind and lovely comments on Bella Vista.

Hope your week is blessed!

Barb ♥

Snippety Gibbet said...

That's going to make such a wonderful heirloom for that soldier. Really wonderful. jan

vivian said...

That's a neat idea! I's sure Matt will treasure the quilt.