Sunday, April 12, 2009

Five More Victory Quilt Squares

While we were camped in Bishop, we had electricity. Each day that we weren't exploring (4 of the 7) I took out the sewing machine, turned the TV on to the Food Channel, and spent the whole day sewing. In addition to making 35 more string squares, I completed 5 more squares for my Victory Quilt. (Well, really, I finished 9 more, since I made several duplicates.)

This first one is in honor of my son Kenny, who just left Japan on Monday for "the desert." He didn't know if was to be Afghanistan, Iraq, Bahrain, or Qatar, but he was given 3 days' notice to get everything squared away in order to be gone until August. So this Airplane is for my son who is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. It used a simple template for the fuselage, but was basically a simple square to do.

This square is called Victory Block. It also used a template, but the tricky part was aligning the center seams. I guess I got lucky since they came out right!

Bride's Bouquet was a little more difficult, since there were 12 Y seams to stitch - but once I got the hang of it I was all right.

This square, Contrary Wife, was one of the simplest - since all it was was squares and half-square triangles.

Eleanor Burns calls this cute square Hope of Hartford. It had the half-seam stitching - not really hard at all.

Right now I have 15 squares completed for this quilt. I need to do 3 more and will have the 18 necessary for the quilt in the book - and I'm going to do the ribbon border, I think.


corinna said...

hooray for your quilt
loved your last post of stitchings too
saw the victory quilt show at paducah quilt show last spring
it was great fun
and a beautiful quilt
goood job
go cyndi go
will keep your son in my thoughts and prayers
thank him

Mãe da Rita said...

What a working girl you are! Your quilt seems to be in it's way...I loved the Spring Chicken, can you send me a link, pleas? The best luck for your son. Hugs for you. MJ

Lelia said...

I love all your blocks. They look fabulous!!! The Bride's bouquet is wonderful -- what excellent sewing

Will keep you & your family in our thoughts -- blessings to Kenny.