July 5, 2019

Island Batik Quilts of Valor Blog Hop {Day 5}

Welcome to my blog as one of the final stops on the Island Batik Quilts of Valor Blog Hop! When fellow Island Batik Ambassador Jen Strauser put out a call for volunteers to participate in this effort for QOV, I knew I had to be involved. I've been a member of the Omaha, Nebraska Quilts of Valor chapter for a few years, and while I'm unable to attend the monthly meetings due to work, I am able to longarm quilts for them during my free time.

Island Batik generously donated fabric from their beautiful Freedom fabric line along with coordinating red, white, and blue yardage to all the blog hop participants. (If you want a chance to win an Island Batik Freedom Stack, head over to this post to enter!)
I always have a difficult time deciding on a quilt pattern. There are just so many possibilities! After doing a lot of online "research" I stumbled on these Log Cabin Triangles by Jan Ochterbeck of The Colorful Fabriholic. Half-square triangles and log cabins are two of my favorite quilt blocks, so I knew this was the perfect pattern. 

Unfortunately, this is as far as I got on my quilt. (I am very grateful to Jen for understanding and allowing me to post my progress instead of a completed quilt.) Summer has been busier than I expected with work, my son being out of school, and baseball. I've also had the opportunity to teach 4H workshops in Saunders and Cass Counties. Cass County 4H received a Quilts of Valor quilt kit, and I helped them assemble this disappearing nine patch quilt top a few weeks ago. After it is quilted and bound, it will be displayed at the Cass County Fair and the Nebraska State Fair.

Don't forget to enter the fabric giveaway, and check out all the quilts make for the blog hop!

July 1
Becca Fenstermaker — Pretty Piney
Denise Looney — For the Love of Geese
Gail Sheppard — Quilting Gail

July 2
Pamela Boatright — Pamela Quilts
Anne Wiens — Sweetgrass Designs

July 3

Bea Lee —Bea Quilter
Carla Henton — Creatin’ In the Sticks

July 4

Emily Leachman — The Darling Dogwood
Joan Kawano — MooseStash Quilting
Jen Strauser – Dizzy Quilter

July 5

Steph Jacobson — Steph Jacobson Designs
Leah Malasky — Quilted Delights
Anja Clyke — Anja Quilts

Maryellen McAuliffe — Mary Mack Made Mine 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy stitching!


  1. That's an interesting block. Life does interfere with quilting from time to time.

  2. This is going to be awesome, I hope I dont miss the finish.

  3. That is going to make a fantastic design. Looking forward to seeing the progress.

  4. It's going to be gorgeous! Happy Summer.:-)

  5. I love this block! It will be fun to see it when it is done - sometimes life does get in the way.

  6. Can't wait to see the end result! Looks great so far.

  7. This will be so pretty. I can't wait to see.

  8. I haven't seen this pattern before, it will be fantastic when finished. Enjoy the rest if your summer!