Sunday, February 4, 2018

Flags for Quilts of Valor

Don't you just love it when quilters help each other?  My quilty friends are giving, caring, generous people, ready to jump in and help whenever there's a need.  Gwen, a dear friend of mine, works with a St. Louis area Quilts of Valor group, and guess what?  They're having a block drive!

When I got an email from her a few weeks ago with directions for a simple Flag Block I pulled out my red, white, and blue scraps.  I set out to make 10 blocks, but I somehow cut more pieces than I needed and ended up with 11.  I can't blame the dreaded math this time.  Apparently, I don't even know how to count.

Being just a teensy bit OCD, I couldn't possibly send a weird number of blocks like eleven!  I had to make more, and as you know, I have plenty of scraps.  Plus I love helping anyone who's helping Quilts of Valor, and when I pinned the borders onto my blocks .....

..... I found out that even my pins are patriotic!  How cool is that?  A little checking to make sure every block was just the right size .....

..... and all 15 blocks were ready to mail.  Fifteen is a nice number.

If you would like to help with this block drive check out Gwen's QOV Facebook page --  As you know, when it comes to block drives every little bit helps.

Linking up with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework



  1. Great looking blocks, Sandy! 15 is a very good number :)

  2. Very fun blocks for a great cause.

  3. What a wonderful way and reason to use up scraps!!! Beautiful blocks, and thank you for serving those who serve us!

  4. Love these blocks. Thanks so much for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  5. Sandy, I love your dry humor! It is so entertaining. The flag blocks are great and 15 seems the perfect quantity to make :-)