Two Tip Tuesday – RWB

This past weekend, I attended a sew day that Pam Machamer of Twin Maple Studio hosted. The day was organized to help Janet-Lee Santeusanio reach her goal of 25 Quilt of Valor for MQX. Pam already made a quilt. We were making blocks to make more of the same.

Pam’s RWB Quilt

The quilt uses large 6″ finished half squares. The pattern “Homeland” was designed by Candy Hargrove and is available at It was published in their July/August 2017 magazine.



Here is Shirley Tetreault’s partially finished quilt!

Shirley T’s RWB Quilt

I worked on a scrappy version. Thanks to others who already made the half squares, I was able to jump in, put blocks on the design wall and start sewing!!

RWB Scrappy Quilt

Have you made a Quilt of Valor?  I’ve made several over the years and love that the organization is very active in getting quilts to our service members and veterans!  Their website is

#1 – Make a Quilt of Valor!  It is a tip, REQUEST, to help a very worthy organization!

The half squares were made 8 at a time.  Have you ever done that method?  We started with two 14″ squares and placed them right sides together.  Draw diagonal lines both directions from corner to corners.  Stitch 1/4″ on each side of drawn lines.  Cut apart down the center in both directions and on drawn lines.  Ta Da 8 DONE!!  There are very detailed instructions at this site… (

#2 – Try making 8 half squares at a time.  Quick and easy!

If you can make a Red White and Blue quilt it would be wonderful!

in quilting,



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1 Response to Two Tip Tuesday – RWB

  1. My sister in law is a great “8 at a time” HST maker. I like using my June Tailor Perfect HS/QS Triangle tool. I have made one complete quilt for QOV and entered in our guild (Ocean Waves Quilt Guild) show in 2015. I’ve participated with the guild’s community sewing days and made LOTS of blocks for our guild QOV group. Isn’t it fun to sew with a group?

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