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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Quilt of Valor

Sharon in Ohio pieced this beautiful top as a Quilt of Valor.  I love the pattern.  It has been sent back to her for binding and presentation to a veteran.

I did a meander in the blue  and cream areas, and added 8-pointed stars in the star centers:

The corners have stars also:

The flying geese are 3-D, so the white stitching is basting stitches to hold them down while I quilted.  Sharon will pull them out before this is presented.

I did loops in the brown border, and a meander in the larger flag border:

My favorite part is the feather in the red "stripes"

The backing is red, white and blue stars on navy:

The cream stitching in the stars makes a neat pattern on the back:

Edit - Sharon just sent me these pictures of her presenting the quilt to her brother, and the label she attached.    Thanks Sharon for including my Dad.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Jane's Log Cabin

Jane pieced this log cabin that was meant to be wonky.  If it doesn't fit - cut it off!  The sides are not meant to be straight.  It's made from non-traditional fabrics - much heavier fabrics - almost like upholstery samples.  The finished quilt is quite heavy.  Finished size is 45 x 50.

She wanted lots of feathers - so that's what I did.  There is a feathered circle in the center:
More feathers in the corners:
and more feathers through the diamonds:
The backing is a heavy canvas, and creates a whole-cloth look:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Brooke and Scott's wedding quilt

Patti made this quilt for her daughter and son-in-law for their second wedding anniversary.  She had the cream fabric blocks at the wedding reception for friends and family to write messages to the newlyweds.  She put it together using the colors of the wedding.  The backing is a tone-on-tone cream fabric.  I put the binding on the top by machine, and she will flip and stitch it to the back.  Finished size is 80 x 96.

I quilted loops in the sashings around the blocks, and left the signature area untouched. 

The small brown border just has a wiggly line, and the large border has a meander with loops.  This continues the theme of the blocks, and also the border fabric itself.
There are all kinds of messages - both fun and more serious and loving.