Friday, April 12, 2013

QOV Twins - Frame Friday

Look it's twins!!  These beauties are from Andrea in IL.  Right before Christmas 2012 she watched a short program on PBS (local channel) and they were telling the story behind QOV and what it means.  She's always felt that just walking up to a Veteran and telling them Thanks was just not enough, and when she saw this program about QOV she absolutely knew that she had to be apart of this wonderful, fulfilling program.  So she started searching for fabrics and patterns and has to this day made 12 quilts and still working on more.   She is working with a local Marine to gain more names and  hopes to have some more quilts finished soon to give out.   Her Mother (Cathy) helps  with each quilt, she cuts, Andrea sews, and she binds them once they come back.  She calls this Hearts, love the pattern.  I put them both on the frame at once and they were done in no time!

And here's the finished one from last week, this is from Phyllis in MI.  Love this one too!!

Here's how I did the border, the last time I had this border on a quilt someone asked how I did it.  This is the way I did it that works for me.
You need an arc big enough for the border, this a circle template that I have, a plate, pan lid, anything will work as long as the arc is big enough.  I place the template so its on either the edge of the quilt or the border seam, doesn't matter which you do first.  then mark that arc,
 Now take your arc and flip it to the other side.  I did the edge of the quilt first, then the seam of the border.  Have the new arc start where the last one finished.  Keep going all the way around like this.
Then fill in the segments.  I start at the largest end and work my way down filling in the segments.  Keep doing that all the way around.  And then start quilting.  It's that easy.  I do mark and use a ruler.  I've tried not doing both but with circles and diagonal lines I need a ruler and to mark.

Hope that helps and wasn't too confusing.  I just make my best guess around the corners. It doesn't matter how many arcs you have it's what every you feel comfortable with and what works for you.

Linking up with Sarah, stop by and see what everyone is whooping about :) 


  1. The quilts are beautiful, Sue. I especially love all the hearts. What a wonderful thing to do for soldiers.

  2. Love the heart pattern. Thank you for showing the border quilt pattern - now I can do that with one of my plates.

  3. Just gorgeous!


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