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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.

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