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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Quilts of Valor Blog Hop with Island Batik

We are sharing "Quilts of Valor" projects, with the new
 "Freedom" line of fabric from "Island Batik"
What better day for me to share...
than on the 4th of July!
These beautiful patriotic fabrics, are perfect for any patriotic or "QOV" project.
I used this 10" square "Stack"for my project...
...that I named
"Letters of Gratitude"
When I saw the pattern, I immediately saw envelopes.
 What better way to thank a Veteran,
than by sending him or her letters, expressing how much we appreciate the 
sacrifices they made, to keep our nation safe.
Turning those letters into a quilt to be donated to a deserving Veteran,
 was icing on the cake!
The pattern is actually called "Rocky Road",
and is the cover of this fun book.
I "customized" it by adding rows of red white and blue stripes as well as 
an applique row.
This made me smile, when I advanced the quilt on my longarm.
Yes, we are very fortunate to live in this nation, thanks to all our Veterans.

A big thanks to 
And a big shout out to Jennifer, our favorite "Dizzy Quilter" at
She took on the challenge of organizing this hop and keeping us all in line.
That is no small task on a good day.
Thanks Jennifer, you rock!

If you want more information on "Perfect 10 Quilts"
you can find it
This quilt is being donated to the "Quilts of Valor" foundation.

I know it will find it's way to a very deserving "Vet".

Make sure you visit my fellow ambassadors and see their 
beautiful "QOV" quilts.
July 1
Becca Fenstermaker — Pretty Piney
Denise Looney — For the Love of Geese
Gail Sheppard — Quilting Gail
July 2
Pamela Boatright — Pamela Quilts
Anne Wiens — Sweetgrass Designs
July 3
Bea Lee —Bea Quilter
Carla Henton — Creatin’ In the Sticks\
July 4
Emily Leachman — The Darling Dogwood
Joan Kawano — MooseStash Quilting
Jen Strauser – Dizzy Quilter
July 5
Steph Jacobson — Steph Jacobsen Designs
Leah Malasky — Quilted Delights
Anja Clyke — Anja Quilts
Maryellen McAuliffe — Mary Mack Made Mine

Take a moment to thank a Veteran today yourself!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'


  1. Nice job! The pattern does look like envelopes. Very creative!

  2. I do like that pattern. You did a wonderful job on this. Seeing it makes me smile too.

  3. Fantastic job, Joan! I love this pattern also! And I totally agree with your thought process for naming your quilts! Freedom isn't free! I thank you, veterans! Thanks for sharing this lovely quilt, Joan. Happy 4th to you and yours!

  4. Very very nice love it..ty for sharing your talents with us...happyness04431@yahoo.com

  5. Great job in this quilt and it’s a wonderful way to thank our veterans.

  6. Such a great quilt, love the applique.

  7. Great pattern. It's a beautiful quilt.

  8. Now that is one awesome quilt....just fabulous!

  9. That's a great idea to turn those letters to letters of gratitude. I like the way you customized the pattern.

  10. My goodness this is beautiful. Your letters are SOOOO perfect. Gorgeous way to thank a service member for a job well done.

  11. I love the idea of the envelopes. And love the quote. Beautiful quilt!


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