DeBorah has been our awesome PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) President at Ft. Bragg this past year. The PWOC board members asked me to make a quilt as a thank-you gift for her. The theme colors this year were aqua and a red chevron. I was certain I could find fabrics in these colors at Loving Stitches, my local quilt shop. Oh, yes!
I wanted a simple patchwork design that would showcase the bold, modern fabrics. And I needed some white patches for the board members to sign their thanks and best wishes. “Trip Around the World” fit the bill. Following instructions written by my friend Stacy (quiltiferous.wordpress.com) sped the project along.
The squares finish at 4,” and there were plenty of white areas for the 20-plus board members to sign. The red and white chevron print made a great border. For the backing, I ordered some bright flip flop fabric from equilter.com since the flip flop motif accompanied our “Walk Forward in Love” theme for the year.
At first sight, DeBorah loved the gift, and I know she’ll appreciate the written messages of the board members even more.