All 27 branches of the Victorian Veterans were going to make a block and they wanted me to make the centre logo and the lettering on the top and bottom borders.
Bob gave me a card with the logo and I had to make it to fit a 60cm square of fabric. Here is a photo of the finished block and the little card that I had to use.
|Vietnam Veteran's Logo|
I had to photocopy the card and then increase the size on the printer. It was quite a time consuming logo to make. I appliqued the circles and fused and satin stitched the lettering, crown and the pictures in the centre. I think that I made 3 rising sun badges and 2 or 3 flags until I was happy with them.
Here is a photo of me cutting out the text for the borders.
|Cutting out the lettering|
Here is a photo of the finished top and bottom border.
|Top and bottom border|
I met Alma Elliot, the wife of one of the Vietnam Veteran's for the first time, she took on the daunting task of coordinating the quilt, contacting all the branches and putting the quilt together.
|Alma (in red) and I|
As well as the Australian flag there was also the Vietnamese Freedom flag on the quilt.
|Vietnam Freedom Flag|
A lovely lady named Chi came over and spoke to me about it and she was in tears after all these years because that flag was all they could take from their homeland.
Here is a photo of some of the Vietnamese at the opening, they loved the quilt.
|Bob Elworthy and I|
Finally a photo of the finished quilt.
|Victorian Vietnam Veterans 50th year Quilt.|
Bye for now,