Four Freedoms Quilt

Operation Quiet Comfort is an organization whose purpose is to honor and comfort US military personnel who become sick or injured while serving in harm’s way, as well as to support the folks who are caring for them. Anyone who is willing to help is invited to do so, regardless of religious, political, or ideological views.

I finally finished up this Four Freedoms Gratitude Quilt for them. I won’t be doing another one, simply because it takes me too long to finish one; I’ll leave the quilting to people who can do it faster and better than I can!

These are called Four Freedoms quilts because they’re based on President Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, and each of the white blocks in the center has an accompanying quote. The hearts and stars are reverse-appliqued, and the rest of the blocks are all blocks that say “thank you” to our service members.

In other sewing news, I’m currently trying to do my first trousers with a zipper set in. I’ve decided that a zipper foot must be a lovely thing to own; it’s going on my list. For now, I’ve decided to hand-sew the second bit of the zipper in to save my failing sanity. Photos someday, when this blasted set of trousers is off of my sewing table and on my kidlet!


  1. kimberly said,

    July 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Your quilt makes me want to try out quilting – Beautiful!

  2. Sharon said,

    August 18, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Enjoying reading about the quilts for soldier’s. Thought I would put in my 2 cents worth on the zipper foot. The zipper foot is usually one of the feet that is always included with any sewing machine. Check your accessories and sew if it isn’t there.

  3. Stacy said,

    August 19, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Hi Sharon,

    Thanks for stopping by! My machine is an old Necchi from the 50′s that I bought second hand after it had been converted to a treadle. I have a few feet for it, but the zipper foot just isn’t one of them. One of these days I’ll treat myself, though.


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