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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    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! :)

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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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    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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      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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    Donna says

    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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    peggy says

    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.

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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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    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