The Quilts of Valor program has been going on for quite some time but this is the first one I have made.
According to the Foundation's website The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
It also reports the following quilt counts:
Quilts Awarded This Month:
Quilts Awarded 2019 YTD:
Total Quilts Awarded:
Now they can add ONE MORE to each of these totals!
My Quilt of Valor is being awarded to a friend of ours who served in the army during the Vietman era, though he was deployed in a different area.
I used fabrics with dulled colors to give the quilt an overall vintage look. The individual pieces largish (flying geese are 3x6) and blocks are 12x12.
Here is an overview shot:
And a closeup that shows the quilting. Free-motioned zig-zags in the white chevron areas. The red and white diamond areas are outlined in long scallops as are the yellow and white pinwheels. Then the pinwheels got a star quilted into them.
For the backing I found this awesome vintage flag print.
This will be presented on January 1, 2020.