Wednesday, September 28, 2016

More LCT blocks for QOV

I'm so gratified that so many people are making Log Cabin Triangle (LCT) blocks for Quilts of Valor!

Alycia of Alycia Quilts is holding a block drive for QOV blocks using my Log Cabin Triangle block. Dar of Dar's Patchwork Garden is heading up the local eastern Missouri effort. They're already receiving lots of blocks, and even finished tops! I donated the block pattern and I'm so pleased that so many people are participating!

In addition to the top I've already made, I've made a few more blocks. They're easy and kind of addictive. Plus, they're good for using up low volume scraps.
Log Cabin Triangle Blocks

My tutorial has complete instructions for making two-at-a-time blocks. You can also find it on Alycia's blog, with the color positions reversed for a darker and scrappier look.

So many layouts are possible with this block! Here's mine, below. It has a modern vibe, with lots of negative space and an alternate grid layout. Alycia's version features the bright colors where mine has low volume, and her blocks look bold and scrappy.
My QOV Top

My Sew Bee It hive mates are making LCT QOV blocks for my turn as queen bee. I'll add theirs to my extra ones and send some to Dar and some to Alycia.

I encourage you to make some LCT blocks for QOV, too.  You can send them to Alycia (get the address from her by leaving a comment on her blog) or you can send them to the Eastern Missouri block drive at
2627 Bates Rd.
O'Fallon, MO 63368

I'm currently not aware of other regional QOV groups participating, but if you know of any, please spread the word. 

Speaking of spreading the word, I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.


  1. I love this quilt, and thank you for publishing the tutorial. Is there a date that all squares must be in for the Quilts for Valor project? I'm so glad I found your blog through Let's Be Social.

  2. This is a great QOV block! Thank you for the instructions.

  3. I'm so excited to see more blocks being made and donated. Thanks for sharing about the Eastern Missouri block drive, too! :)

  4. I love this block and thank you for sharing your tutorial! I love the quilt with so many possibilities with a twist of turn of the block!

  5. Thanks so much for designing the block = we are having a great time stitching it!

  6. thanks for sharing the instructions. Great block - beautiful quilt.

  7. It is a fun block. Glad that the block drive is going well.

  8. Thanks much Jan for keeping the QOV Block Drive moving along. It's been very popular with our Missouri ladies, and hope to get more through the mail. I've finished two tops myself, they are just so darn addictive.! lol Thanks again.