Friday, July 5, 2019

Quilt of Valour

Note:  All fabrics in this post were given to me by Island Batik as part of their Ambassador program.

Jen @ Dizzy Quilter organized a Quilts of Valour blog hop for the Island Batik Ambassadors.  I quickly volunteered to make a quilt.  It's the least I can do to support those who serve to protect us (family members included).  A few Canadian Ambassadors volunteered, so Island Batik said we could donate our quilts in Canada.

Island Batik generously provided the fabric to make the Quilt of Valour.  I received a package of 10-inch squares and yardage of the new Freedom collection created by Kathy Engle.  I encourage you to click on the link -- these fabrics are fabulous.

I wanted to use mostly red and white fabrics since this would be a Canadian Quilt of Valour.  So to maximize the fabric I was given, I went with a simple checkboard pattern with a blue star in the bottom right-hand corner.  Thanks for the suggestion, Dena, but start your blog already!!!

A simple all-over stipple in red thread for a quick finish.

I used my go-to batting:  Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20.

I enourage you to visit all the Ambassadors participating in the blog hop, but make sure you visit Jen as she has a giveaway for some of the Freedom fabric.

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

If you have a finish this week, consider linking up with:

Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday @ Slice of Pi
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict 
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Brag About Your Beauties @ From Bolt to Beauty 
Friday Foto Fun @ Powered by Quilting


  1. A great use of limited fabric Anja, with that blue star to give it added interest. It's a really powerful quilt.

  2. This turned out great! And it looks like it was a pretty fast finish! Those are my favorite! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF! :)

  3. I love what you have done, can't go wrong with checker board but to add that star, just perfect!

  4. What a lovely quilt. The red thread looks great.

  5. Nice quilt, Anja. You did wel!

  6. That's beautiful. I love the checkerboard look to it!

  7. I love this version! The checkerboard quilt is just perfect and the blue star is awesome.

  8. It's beautiful! I love the one blue star!! The checkerboard looks so classic and stately.

  9. You did a great job, I love the red and white with the blue star!

  10. Your quilt is super pretty and that star makes it sing.

  11. Great quilt! Love the touch of blue with the star.


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