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Friday, September 6, 2013

Quilt of Valor

Debby L from Pennsylvania pieced this tumblers pattern.  I quilted stars and loops in the main body of the quilt to keep with the patriotic theme.  I added diamonds in the red border, and diagonal lines in the large border.  The backing is blue with small hearts.  I had thread that matched the outer border perfectly; that color is repeated throughout the quilt, an in the backing, so it was a perfect fit.  It's 64 x 74.

 It's a small world - it turns out that Debby, her sister, and I all graduated from the same university!

inner and outer borders
stars and loops quilting

Monday, September 2, 2013

Quilt of Valor

Becky H. from my quilt guild won the block of the month - the flag blocks. She and a friend made enough of the alternate blocks to make this quilt.  It's 61x65, set in blocks of 5x5.  I quilted arcs in the red border and diamonds in the blue border and larger sashings.   I did squiggly lines in the smaller blue sashings and the red stripes of the flag blocks, and line dancing in the alternate blocks.  I put 8-pointed stars in the blue fields of the flag blocks, and in the one big blue star block in the center.   I left the center of the flag blocks (with the gold star) blank, as the quilting around it makes it pop out.   I used a red/white/blue variegated thread in the top and bobbin.  Becky chose a white muslin for the back, so the stitching really shows there.

QOV Sampler

alternate blocks - also shows diamond and squiggly lines in the sashings

borders - I left the small white border blank

flag blocks