The last week has been a busy one finishing up a project for a group in which I volunteer.
Our local DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) chapter has been working on completing a Quilt of Valor for a local veteran. Last summer, I pieced this Dutch Pinwheel top and this past fall and winter, several other ladies have been busy quilting it. I just finished binding it today and it's ready to be presented.
The Quilt of Valor Foundation was started in 2003 as of way of honoring veterans.
After looking at lots of patriotic quilts on Pinterest, I happened upon this Dutch Pinwheel and thought it looked interesting and easy to put together. The blocks are made of up half square triangles arranged in such a way to create the pattern. Sashing between the blocks helps set them off nicely. The ladies quilted the interior of each triangle and used a simple rope pattern in the sashing and border.
We used a dark blue fabric for the backing so the quilt is pretty on the front and the back. The fabric in the binding is the same pattern as the back but in white.
We hope our honored veteran enjoys using this special gift!
Friday, Precious Daughter took me to a fun painting party. I made the plaque displayed on the shelf above the chair! It's made using a stencil and was so easy, even I could do it!
Some of the other participants framed their signs so they could be hung on a wall or used as a coffee table tray. The lady who hosted the party does all of the wood working and stencil cutting herself. She's actually a trained nurse who has four children under 6 and wanted to stay home. Now she teaches these classes and has an etsy shop. You can find her HERE.
I hope you are finding something creative to do! It sure helps the long cold winter days go by faster.
Have a wonderful week!!