February QOV

A few days into February and if you’re wanting a design to make for your February QOV, here’s one!   I still don’t have a name and no . . it is not going to be called Red Necks, White Socks and Blue Ribbon Beer!  :)   Other suggestions would be appreciated.

I’m working now on getting the blocks made to test the instructions and depending on how much sewing time I get in the next few days, I hope to start posting instructions next week.

As shown, it comes out to being about 62″ x 79″.  According to EQ, you will need the following amounts of fabric.  This does not include fabric for the binding.

Background – 2-1/4 yards
Red – 1-1/8 7ards
Gold – 1-1/4 yards
Light Blue -7/8 yards
Dark Blue – 2 yards

If you’re not making this for a QOV and want to make a larger version, what about this one?

This quilt has 7 borders, which is the number of borders I most often use to achieve the look I like.  It finishes at 78″ x 90″.  It could easily be made larger by adding more blocks.  I’ve given you a picture to go by . . if you want to make the quilt look like this, all the info you need to figure it out can be found in my newest book, 60 Pieced Quilt Borders.


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    Diana in TX says:

    I love both! With all the borders and without. I think I beed to get the sewing machine going non-stop to keep up with you!

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    How about Sounds of Freedom? The golds really play well with the reds and blues. Sandi

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    Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    I love this – but then again, I love all your quilts. The second one with the borders is absolutely beautiful. The border makes this quilt really come to life.

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    What about “Service With Honor” for a name? Its colors are the same as the Navy and Marine’s medals for honorable and heroic service! :)

  5. 5

    How about Badges of Honor? Judy you do an amazing job!

  6. 6

    How about pinwheels squared. Very pretty.

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    Patricia L. says:

    Since it has a Double Pinwheel block how about
    Double Pinwheel Salute.

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    LOVE the larger quilt! that border really balances the blocks.

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    How bout Shields of Valor, or Blue Cross Blue Shield…..I love them both and hope to get these made for my QOV challenge…if i can ever get to them…

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    Your new book just got to me…takes a while to travel to Alaska! It is so wonderful…I really love it…I think I’m going to reference it often.

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    The first name that came to me was “Military Brass”, but I dunno.

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    Carla in Ma says:

    The first thing I thought of when looking at your wonderful quilt was a Ferris wheel.
    So How about Ferris Wheels or maybe As the Wheels Turn

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    Mel Meister says:

    I kinda like the “Red Necks, White Sox and Blue Ribbon Beer”. It’s very American….

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    Sharon Spingler says:

    I love the look of the second one but that’s an awful lot of HST’s.

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      Judy Laquidara says:

      If you’re talking about the pieced border, they’re flying geese. Same concept basically but still — geese instead of HSTs.

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    For some reason the quilt makes me think of my husband’s military ribbons.


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    I’m with Denise– I like “Service with Honor.”

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    i just love it and know how much work went into doing it. love your work

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    Wow, I thought the last one was the best you’d ever done but I don’t know…….this one’s right up there. you are so amazing with designs. Love it!

    What about Thank You For My Freedom as a name. Whatever you come up with will be great!

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    Dorothy Schreyer says:

    For a name how about Rings of Valour.

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    You ARE amazing, Judy – another gorgeous pattern. I like “Sounds of Freedom” that someone suggested.

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    This a gorgeous quilt. I was totally planning to take it on til I realized how many flying geese there are. I am so intimidated by them (always have been) that I think I’ll pass. I do love the blocks, though.

  22. 23

    How about Rolling Pinwheels?

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    Jennifer Collard says:

    How about The Golden treasure of Freedom? Or Possibly The American Treasure?

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    oh I like the American Treasure… and it looks like an American Dream :)

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    Deb in Japan says:

    Love this pattern but it looks over my head. I think I will make a second January quilt for my QOV. It was easy but looked complicated. I think this time all of the squares will be red.

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    LadyBaltimore says:

    It looks like sapphires, rubies and gold to me so how about “Jewel Box”.

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    I really like this one too. I agree your designs are amazing. How about “Pinwheels for Freedom.”
    And what is QOV?

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    it does have a turning motion in it… how about “Turning Point to Victory”?? I also like the suggestion given by Denise “Service With Honor”

    Love from Indiana! ~bonnie