Craftsy Quilt of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-long!
This is a guest Quilt-a-long series from Alycia of Alycia Quilts. Come back each week for the next step of the mystery quilt designed for Quilts of Valor!
Oh ya’ll, I am so excited!!! Craftsy and an upcoming instructor have paired up with me to present this Mystery Quilt of Valor. Here is the COOLEST part – after you are done making the top, you can sign up for an upcoming class on Craftsy, and the instructor shows you how to quilt it! You learn something, I learn something, and we get to make a great quilt for a great cause.
Just in case you don’t remember or haven’t heard of Quilts of Valor, you can learn more here or at my blog. At this particular moment, we are in a need for Quilts of Valor. We are still at war in Afghanistan and have record numbers of wounded being sent to Landstuhl Military Hospital.
I happen to be the coordinator here in Colorado, and seem to have many, many veterans in our state. I work in the Warriors in Transition Battalion at our local post, Fort Carson. This is an amazing battalion where many of our wounded go for rehab or to await medical decisions. I also have groups at the VA’s in the state, as well as an amazing Equine Therapy group. All of these are places our Veterans can receive the care they need, and we get to give them a Real American Hug through our Amazing Quilts of Valor.
For this quilt I chose the Traditional Red, White, and Blue. Based on 7 years of experience with our military quilts, about 90% of veterans and soldiers seem to prefer this color scheme. So I thought I would make it easy on myself!!
I chose fabrics from Sew Batik.
- Red (called Ribbon Red) – ½ yard (I actually used 17 inches to be exact, so if you like extra, adjust accordingly)
- Cream (called Cream Tan) – 2 Yards (I used exactly 72 inches)
- Blue (Nuance Gradation Nautica) – 1 ¾ yards (I used exactly 59 inches)
- Binding: I would suggest using Blue, so add an additional ½ yard for binding
- Backing: Finished size will be 56 x 80
- For this mystery I used my Tri Recs Ruler. All cutting instructions are based on using this ruler.
Questions? Feel free to email me at AlyciaQuilts@gmail.com, and come back next week for the next step!
Gather your fabric and come back next Wednesday to find out how to cut your fabric! Join us for the next six weeks as we create a mystery quilt together.