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.