I finished the Constellation top today.


I’ve planned for this quilt to go to Quilts of Valor. I have mixed feelings about that. It is an organization that gives quilts to soldiers and that’s fine but the website makes me furious every time I go to it. I can’t really put my finger on it but it has always seemed to be very nasty and way too ‘quilt police’ for my taste. So I’ve never donated any of the quilts I’ve made to them. But I’ve been reading Alycia Quilts and she does a lot of work for the group and she doesn’t seem mean about it.  I know some other people around here have done work for them to so I’m going to try it. I put in a request for a longarm quilter to work on the top. (I had to fill in the form several times because I kept quitting mid-form because the website kept rubbing me the wrong way. Is it just me?)

I’ve noticed on quilt blogs lately that the in thing is to drape the quilts artistically over something to photograph it. I have two thoughts about that. (Man, I’m grumpy today! LOL)

1. I want to see the whole design.
2. The first person who gets a stain on a brand new top while artistically draping is going to get smacked.

But anyway I tried it.


I like still like seeing the whole thing better. I’m off to start processing tomatoes and eggplants into dinner before the sheer vastness of the produce in my kitchen smothers me alive!


Gratuitous sunflower shot!

5 Replies to “Ta-Da!”

  1. GORGEOUS quilt, love it love it love it! Very 3 dimensional.

    About the QOV site and what they don’t want…you wouldn’t believe the crap that some people call quilts. Seriously. My local shop owner just took on the onerous task of adding a binding to a “quilt” that had “been in the family for over 13 years”….it was a sleeping bag with a hole in the lining that Great Grandma had covered with a over-large flannel sheet and used polyester neon-colored yarn to “quilt” with 3 inch long stitches in a cross hatch design to hold the….quilt…together. Then they wanted my friend to bind this mess. My friend couldn’t find the courage to say no.

    I know it sounds snobby, this family loved Granny’s “quilt” but….well, it sure ain’t somethin’ I would want to hand over to a war veteran.

    Your quilt will be happily received, I’d bet my stash on it!

  2. Oh that is a wondeful quilt. It will make a soldier very happy. And I have had the site time out on me a lot too… at least its not just you LOL

    I am proud of you for jumping in!!

  3. I’d never looked at the quilt for valour site — not something that calls to me at all, but having now gone and looked “I hear you” — there is a disparagng negative tone in several places — what they don’t want — rather than a simple positive statement of what they would like. That negative tone implies they expect quilters to dump “ugly” or poor quality quilts at them rather than beleiving quilters might have big hearts and want the same thing they do in terms of supporting military personnel…

    The site did absolutely nothing to inspire me to want to particpate…

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