Thursday, December 03, 2009

5


I finished the 5th and final quilt for my quilts of valor project yesterday.

Aren't they pretty???

Thank you to those of you who contributed blocks, sent fabric, thread and batting. What an amazing response! I wish I would have kept track of each person who contributed, but you know who you are. THANKS a bunch!!! I'm so glad that I didn't have to make 150 maverick star blocks myself!!! :)

They still need labels (and a pillowcase for each, as requested) and then they will be dropped off at my LQS.
A special thank you to Diane, who volunteered to quilt two of the quilts on her long arm, thus saving my arms. :) She did a beautiful job!!! If you follow this link you can see some photos of the quilting up close.

Each quilt measures 60" x 72". That was a whole lot of binding, but I enjoyed sitting under each quilt and admiring the handiwork of so many of you all at once. It was great fun for me and it gave me something to do while visiting with the in-laws over the Thanksgiving holiday. :)

Again, thank you for your help. I couldn't have done it without you. xoxo

107 comments:

Laural said...

Those are great!! I just bought some Zippity Doo Dah so now I have an excuse to use it.

Whosies said...

those are so great all together. great job everyone!!

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Clair said...

Pretty neat! I think that it is a great project.

Lesly said...

Wow! What a great community effort! Kudos to all who participated!

Heather said...

Wow, these are spectacular!! You are amazing!! :-)

angela said...

Amazing! They look so wonderful - they will be much appreciated, I'm sure.

Sherri said...

Love them...they look so pretty all together! And it just goes to show how much can be accomplished if everyone does a little (although you certainly did a lot)!!! Thanks for allowing others to participate in this service!

Sarah said...

Those are just gorgeous...they really are amazing!!! When my brother came home from Iraq I gave him a red/white/blue quilt I had made for him...it really meant so much. I am sure those quilts will be so very appreciated and loved.

lily40au said...

How wonderful they look and what great work. Well done to everybody.

Sara said...

You are amazing to set this up and put in all those hours. Blessings to you.

Kristine said...

They are awesome! Great job by all!

Jessica Christensen said...

Oh, it does my heart good to see all those quilts of valor. They are beautiful and will make someone very happy. Good work!

greenbuttonstudio said...

they're beautiful, amanda... what a generous task you agreed to take on!

Quilt or Dye said...

Great Job! The quilts are lovely and will warm hearts as well as bodies.

Blue Is Bleu said...

They look so amazing!

Queenmothermamaw said...

They are indeed beautiful. What an amazing job you have done. There is something so warm and comforting about a quilt. Nothing bought at a store has the same magic as a homemade, handmade quilt. Congratulations to you and your group.
QMM

What Comes Next? said...

beautiful! Well done everyone involved, and special kudos to you, AJ for inspiring such a response and doing so much to get them done!

blueberrymoon said...

Stunning as always! So great when hearts come together.

Goddess in Progress said...

They look great! What a wonderful project this is. Must go on my list for next year. :-)

Sorrel said...

Beautiful!

Karen said...

What a wonderful, super fantastic job you have done! The quilts look beautiful. Everytime I see that maverick star I think I really want to make a quilt with them. They look so good.

Maria said...

Looks fantastic!

Marie' said...

I teared up looking at these beautiful quilts. Wow.

badlandsquilts said...

The quilts look wonderful and it was such a great idea... I hope to make one in the next year.

Thimbleanna said...

WOW! They're awesome Amandajean! it's amazing how well all of those blocks match each other. Congratulations to you and all of your participants.

Carol said...

They are just wonderful...thank you so much for letting me be part of your project!

Natalia said...

They are all gorgeous! I love your style!

Cheryl Arkison said...

They look amazing! No wonder you've been so quiet lately. Huge pat on your back for taking this on.

Stacy said...

Thanks so much for sharing the finished quilts. They look spectacular!

A Plus Quilt Shop said...

Wow! Those are amazing! You are so awesome for doing such a great project!! Well Done!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

All of those are stunning! Everyone who contributed should be proud of the lovely quilts that resulted from their hard work! Great job!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

wow!!! they looks fantastic together!!! that is a pretty goog example about kindness!!

Kangaroo said...

congratulations, amanda jean. what a proud moment. they are stunning.

Vicki W said...

That's awesome!

silversmith said...

thank you amanda jean for all your work in coordinating the blocks and putting them together. i know they will be appreciated and cherished. i got to present one in person this week to an injured sailor and it was an emotional experience. i'm hooked on QOVs...guess it helps that my hubby is active duty navy :)

Leslie said...

gorgeous!!!

Sew It Up! said...

Wow Five, that is great! I can see the block I sent. Makes me happy :o)

Thank you for putting this all together and Diane for quilting all these great quilts. You are a couple of great ladies.

Andy said...

That is quite a sight - all of those quilts lined up like that. Thank you for organizing all of that. It's nice to know my one measly block has gone to help such a great cause!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Susan said...

Amandajean thanks for letting me join in the fun. There is nothing like a 'real' scrap quilt. It was a pleasure to help out.

Holly said...

They are all fantastic. As a military spouse whose husband has deployed numerous times, I can tell you that each of these quilts will mean a lot to whomever receives them. Thank you for supporting our troops.

Melissa said...

You are so wonderful Amandajean! My husband is currently deployed and these pictures bring tears to my eyes! Thank you, thank you!

Tara said...

Those are awesome! You should be so proud of yourself! Kelly Gallagher-Abbot Of Jukebox Quilts is on her way over here to the inn because she wants to teach a cless here in Feb. Very cool quilt with no straight lines! We might just become a quilting mecca!

Kimberly said...

Yes, they're pretty... and with such a pretty purpose too!

Rene' said...

Wow!!! They are all so beautiful!!!

DeeRoo said...

Wowser...those are amazing!! I think I see my square!!!;)

Loved helping...you ever need another I don't think you'll have any problems getting participants again!!

alotalot said...

The colour combinations are really striking. I love the random blocks with dark background. What a great project!

Diane said...

WOW! they are gorgeous...congratulations...job well done...

Mama Urchin said...

they look wonderful

One Flew Over said...

Sensational and what a fantastic project to be a part of!

lissa said...

What a wonderful project! Thank you For giving of your time and talent.

Dandelion Quilts said...

They are gorgeous. You gals outdid yourselves. They are truly something to be proud of.

Cara said...

Those are lovely. It is awesome that you have worked so hard on such a great cause.

Bethany said...

The quilts look great! Thanks for sharing the project with all of us!

beth said...

Oh how wonderful!! it's amazing what quilters can do when they put some squares together!! Thanks for all your work!

Quilts on Bastings said...

They look incredible - you have done an amazing job sewing and co-ordinating these quilts!

Susan said...

I've followed your blog since I started teaching myself to sew back in May and I love it. I just had to comment on this post. Quilts of Valor has expanded who they're giving quilts to (not just wounded and not just from this latest war/conflict, whatever it's called). My father, a Viet Nam vet, just received a QOV last week and it is beautiful. I can't tell you how much it meant to him! He truly is proud to have served his country many years ago and was so very touched by this token of thanks. Thanks for participating in this program!!!! It will mean so much to the recipients!!!

THANKS!
-Susan

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Gorgeous! well done Mrs. AJ !!!
They look amazing!

Jan Hatchett said...

What gorgeous quilts and beautiful work! And what is even better is that it is all for a good cause. This is impressive and a great testament to everyone who participated!

Jan Hatchett said...

What gorgeous quilts and beautiful work! And what is even better is that it is all for a good cause. This is impressive and a great testament to everyone who participated!

Suzanne said...

What a meaningful contribution! Beautiful work. I hope finishing these was on your list! Crossing off five would feel grand.

Evelyn said...

That's so crazy awesome! Thanks to you for letting so many of us contribute. You know we'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Tina said...

You're awesome! They're awesome!

rachelmp said...

Just beautiful. And something great to give

EmilyP said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Wendy said...

How fun to see them all together!
You are amazing!

Sara said...

Wow! amazing! I don´t have words!!!

Karen said...

What beautiful quilts!!

Dotty Jane said...

Absolutely amazing!

Kelli said...

Thank YOU! What a fantastic group of quilts. I was glad to be a part. I squinted to try and find my block and I *think* I did :)

Someday said...

That is just about the coolest thing I have ever seen!

Petit Debutant said...

they do look lovely, thank you for giving of your time and talents

Shanley said...

I am amazed and inspired. I'd planned on hosting a Project Linus quilt day with some friends but hope we can expand on to the group next year as well. Great job!

The Calico Cat said...

I am still in awe over all that you put into this!

Lynn said...

Really Amanda, you are the most generous person I "know". The time you spent doing these quilts, not to mention all the knowledge and help that you share with us. Our hero.

Anonymous said...

Amanda, you are my morning inspiration. I check your blog daily. I hope your family receives as much time as your world wide audience does. You are too generous and you definitely inspire others to do like wise!
Brenda (no blog)

Rebekah said...

thank you so much for putting this together...rallying up quilters, putting the blocks together and making these lovely quilts to donate. You are so generous with your time!

Nan said...

They are really pretty. I read Susan's comment about her father receiving a quilt from QOV. What a wonderful thing. If you do this again I will be sure to participate. Thanks Amanda for your blog. :)

Jeri is said...

The quilts are beautiful! The recipients will be thrilled!

KateKwiltz said...

They're beautiful! Great work!

Asiyah said...

Amazing! I'm glad that I contributed to this. Good vibes to you for such wonderful work.

Jane said...

Just wow.......so amazed by your talent and generosity.

Mego said...

Thank YOU Amanda! For organizing, putting them together and SEWING SEWING SEWING! It was a fabulous project!

bellsjo said...

They are wonderful - what an amazing result. Well done to everyone who contributed - you are all stars!

EmileeHope said...

Wow! Those turned out so beautiful! I REALLY love the amazing quilting details!

Amy said...

Wow, that was a big project! Congratulations. You did a great job. Don't they look so patriotic all lined up together!

Myra said...

Awesome! Lots of work there! You are an angel... and so are all the ladies that donated! 8-)

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful!!! Great job! you are such a giving person, God bless

Lisa

Ashley said...

All I can say is 'wow'! Those are all so beautiful!!

lollybix said...

Love them! Whoever gets these are so lucky. Good job.
Sarah

M. Regina said...

Great work,fantastics.Hugs from Brazil.

Sarah said...

These are absolutely beautiful, and even more special because they are for such a good cause. And can I just say, I love your porch!!

Jacque. said...

AmandaJean...I am in awe of those quilts...they look so awesome! I am honored to have been one of the participants, though making one block was not any kind of a hardship for me. You did a wonderful job and I applaud you. Also, I looked at the quilting Diane did...I was blown away! The recipients of these quilts will be so very thankful. Great job to everyone involved!

stitchinpenny said...

The quilts are fantastic and I almost missed them. I just read the latest blog on the sidebar of another blogger, but somehow I missed this post. Thanks for talking about this very deserving and wonderful project in your next post so I was prompted to look at the post. I am sorry some spammers exist, but you were very gracious in your discussion of them. A lady's greatest revenge is good manners. The troops and their families appreciate thes quilts.

KatieB said...

AmandaJean - thanks so much for coordinating the effort and all of your work in assembling, quilting, binding, and documenting! You made it easy to be part of something so amazing. I, too, am moved to tears.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

You are AMAZING! As a soldier's wife, a soldier who's day-to-day is working with wounded warriors, THANK YOU for undertaking such a project and THANK ALL of you who participated and provided a block.

nicolette said...

They look all so wonderful together! Great job!!

jaybird said...

they look wonderful!! you really are an angel!

Doris said...

These are wonderful! So lovely and what a great project and worthy recipient(s)!

happy zombie said...

Your QOV quilts are SOOOO BEAUTIFUL on so many levels!!! And I LOVE the photos of them, especially the top one!

Michele said...

Love the colours in the book - they remind me of Terry Atkinson's fabric collection Neutral Territory. Turquoises and warm colours.... yum. Amazing what we find in our day to day lives that inspire our creative sides!

mu said...

your quilts are amazing and to see them all next to each other it's beautiful!
I envy your talent and patience,
well done

Betty said...

Amanda...those quilts are beautiful...what a gift of love each one comes with...thanks so much for doing this and allowing us to be a little part of the gift!

Rachel said...

I can't believe this whole project and all the people who came together to make it work. I am moved. You did an awesome job, Amanda. They all are so breathtaking lined up together.

*karendianne. said...

Gosh these are inspiring. I haven't figured out why it's taken me so long to get over here to your Blog. It's such a treat for Me for Christmas. ...because it is the little things!

Inspired and enjoying the quiet time on Christmas. Warmly, *karendianne. Living Life at LeeHaven

Gwenevere said...

this is the coolest quilt EVER! I love the quasi stars.

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goobersbride said...

As a QOV recipient, thanks so much for all the time and love you put into those quilts. You can never know how much they touch the lives of those of us that have been honored to receive them.