I am well on my way to making my third quilt for the Quilts of Valor Foundation. I always enjoy the challenge of planning a new quilt that will honor a member or veteran of our armed forces. It is also a time that I like to try patterns and techniques that I haven't done before. I've always wanted to make a drunkards path quilt so I found the idea of making a patriotic version almost irresistible. Without sounding too much like a commercial, I have to say that I do love my EQ7 program. I was able to arrange the colors and layout on this quilt much easier than in the past. The plan for this quilt was a bit of a happy accident while learning my EQ7. After I had the quilt all laid out perfectly, I accidentally hit a button that flipped around some of my quilt blocks. After realizing my error, I decided that I liked the accidental layout better.
This quilt will end up being around 60x72 inches and has 480 3 inch curved squares. I have been using my newly acquired curve master foot to piece these blocks. Piecing tight curves was a challenge, and I ruined about a dozen test blocks before I got used to the curve master, but now it is going along rather smoothly and I should have my blocks pieced and pressed in a few days.