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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quilt of Valor

Mary pieced this jelly race quilt but wasn't really pleased with the way it turned out.  So I told her I'd jazz it up with some gold metallic thread.  I wrote patriotic words like I did on this one.  There is a fabulous variety of patriotic fabrics, and a lot of them had gold in them, so I used a metallic thread that really glitters when the light catches it just right.  I did all the lettering first, then went back to change thread colors for the borders.  It's 70 x 72.  Mary will trim and bind it, and then it will be presented to a veteran.

I quilted a wiggly line in the blue border, and loops in the red border

A mix of great fabrics.  I don't think any are duplicated

I quilted a star between words to separate them

The only thing I couldn't do was dot the i's . . .

The backing is a navy print.  Here you can see the border quilting.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quilt of Valor

Becky pieced this great Quilt of Valor top.  A little more on the feminine side - hopefully it will be presented to a female veteran.  There are red and blue stars and the center is a rail fence pattern.  I had fun being creative in the different sections.  It's 70 x 72.

red star with an outline meander quilting around it.  I also added some texture to the leaves and stem.

I used the same motif in the blue star sections

rail fence pattern in the star center with a simple meander

I quilted swirls in the small sections that break up one of the borders

quilting in border sections

The inner border has fun little people

The back is a plain navy which shows the quilting well

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Baby Quilt

Lynda pieced this cute baby quilt for a friend.  I love the bright colors.  I used a variegated thread to match the colors, and since the fabric has hearts and stars, that's what I used in the quilting motif.  It was quick and simple, and we both loved the end result.  She will trim and bind it and get it on it's way to a lucky baby.  It's 50 x 60.

bright, fun fabrics

hearts and stars

quilting shows up great on the bright fabrics


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quilt of Valor

I made this jelly race quilt and added some stars to the areas that end up with  several rows of the same color, and also in the corners.  I had some extra gold fabric that has stars in it, so I used that between each jelly roll strip just to add some more color.   It measures 65 x 72.   I made a presentation case to match made from the gold fabric.  It has a red accent strip,  and 2 red stars on each side of the top blue band.  I forgot to take a picture of it.  The quilt and case will be presented to a veteran.

I wrote patriotic words across each row, with a star to separate them:

Gold squares between strips:

I did a simple meander in the borders:

The backing is a bright gold with stars:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Memories of Wayne

This was made for Wayne's widow, from his shirts and 2 pairs of pants.  The shirts are mostly fishing and golf shirts.  Size is 65 x 74.

The inner border is from a pair of blue jeans, and the darker outer border is from a pair of flannel pajama pants.  They have little golfers all over:

I quilted a pantograph that has swirling water, and fish.

Close up of the fish.  Check out the mouth and eye  :)

The black is a black/grey print:

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Quilt of Valor

Becky pieced this top and gave it to me for quilting.  It will be presented to a veteran through the Quilts of Valor organization.  It is 60 x 74.

I used red/white/blue variegated thread and quilted it using a pantograph that has flags with a big star where the blue field would be.  There are two more stars between each flag:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

3 quilts from Bill's t-shirts

I made 3 quilts for Bill's adult  children.  He was in the Navy, so I quilted anchors on all 3 of them.    The first one is Dan's -  he wanted some photos added to his, and wanted "Carolina Blue" on the front:

I framed the photos in a different blue so they would stand out better.  I centered 3 anchors across that row, and meandered around them.  The rest of the quilt is all anchors.  Dan's is 57 x 68.

The backing fabric is red with small stars:

This photo shows the full quilt pattern.  I'm not sure why it keeps loading sideways :(

The second quilt is for Rose.  She wanted a blue front, and a patriotic back.

Rose's is 59 x 68

The third quilt is for Bill, who was also in the Navy.  He wanted a red front, and I found "navy" fabric for the backing:

Bill's is 59 x 62

Bill got the "navy" shirt in his.  This was front and back

"Navy" fabric for the back