American Heroes Quilt Update and String Circles Status


UPDATE

If you remember from my post back in July, I made a quilt top for charity, American Heroes. It was patriotic themed and would be presented to a wounded American soldier returning from the war. (Original post at bottom)

Just wanted to show you what my quilt top looks like now after being quilted. It was quilted this month by the amazing Nancy, from one of the many quilt guilds around the country working with charities.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

If you look closely, you can see the design. Banners and stars.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

Isn’t it wonderful!!

Pretty soon, my quilt will be headed to one of the hospitals charged with mending our wounded soldiers. It warms my heart knowing it will go to someone who almost gave their life making it safe for ME. To allow me the freedom to write this blog. Craft all day. Do as I wish. For that, I am truly grateful.

Thank you, American Hero Quilts, for founding such a worthwhile charity. Thank you, Nancy, for giving of your time, talent and supplies. Also thank you for the photos.


STATUS

I haven’t done much with my String Circles since I last showed them to you. BUT… I did decide on how to connect them and make them into a quilt. I am going to top stitch (applique) the circles onto a 10″ fabric square of beige/cream/ivory.

This is what a portion looks like.

Image Hosting by PictureTrail.com

Lots more to do. I am hoping for a this year finish.

Well, that does it for me. Working on more stuff but none at a stage I can share. Soon.

What are you working on? Do tell….


Go here to read my post on my American Heroes quilt top.

https://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/soldiers-quilt-top-is-finished-and-2-new-umbrella-blocks/

https://thisyearsdozen.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/american-hero-quilt-6-rows-one-to-go/