Final Step: Craftsy Quilts of Valor Mystery Quilt-a-Long!

Welcome to Part Six of this guest Quilt-a-long series from Alycia of Alycia Quilts. Last week, Alycia walked you through creating the finished inner quilt top. This week, she will show you how to finish the quilt, and where to send it when you are through. This quilt will also be featured in an upcoming Craftsy quilting class.
The last and final step!! Are you ready?

We now have the inner top set together:
Quilts of Valor inner top

 

We are now ready to add the borders.
The first border is a red 3-inch border. I sew my border strips together end to end, so I have a long strip.

The inner quilt should measure 36 ½ by 61 inches. Be sure to verify your measurements. I then cut the strips to size, pin and attach. I attached the top and bottom border first, pressed, then re-measured. I then cut the left and right borders, pinned, and attached. Press again.

Quilts of Valor add the border

 

Quilts of Valor add the border

 

Next we will add the final border!

You will use the blue 7 ½-inch strips that you cut. Again, I measure the top. Mine measured 41 ½ by 66 ½ inches, prior to adding the blue border.

Sew the strips together, and measure the quilt. Cut the border to fit. Again – I attached the top and bottom borders first. Press.

Quilts of Valor add the border

 

Then I measured, cut my blue, and attached the left and right border. Press.

And voila! – a finished Quilt of Valor top:
Quilts of Valor finished quilt

 

Your finished quilt top should measure 56 x 80 inches.

I hope you have enjoyed making this, and now it is time to reveal the upcoming Craftsy class that this quilt will be featured in… Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection with Kimmy Brunner, coming out in a few weeks! I hope you will enjoy seeing and learning how Kimmy will quilt it. I am excited to take her class and learn some new techniques. And think of the smiles and love you will be passing on to a service member!

When your quilt is all quilted and bound there are a couple of ways to get them to a service member.

  • First – you can send the finished quilt to me in Colorado. (Email me at Alyciaquilts@gmail.com)
  • Second – you can go to the Quilts of Valor website to find where to send it. On the left side there is a button that says “request a destination.” Fill that form out, and a destination will be sent to you.

Thank you for participating!!

Again – any questions feel free to email AlyciaQuilts@gmail.com.

 

Thank you so much to Alycia for leading us all on this mystery quilt adventure! Share your finished quilt tops in the comments, and let us know who you are sending your quilt to! To see all the steps so far, click here. Come back in a few weeks to sign-up for Kimmy Brunner’s new Craftsy class, Machine Quilting with Templates: Creating Design Perfection.