Sunday, March 8, 2015
A Patriotic Beauty
Maria and I first connected through the Quilts of Valor program. She pieced a top and it was sent to me for quilting. See it here. She liked what I did, so she has sent me two of her own tops to do. This is the first one. I love the fabrics she chose from the Stonehenge line. This is obviously a patriotic quilt, but I'm not sure if Maria is using as a Quilt of Valor or not. It is 66 x 82.
I quilted curved lines in the star sections, with an 8-pointed star in the middle of each star. There are red stars and blue stars, and I did them both the same:
I'm crazy for feathers, so I did 2 pairs going in opposite directions in the alternating blocks. This way there is no top or bottom to the designs in the finished quilt.
The borders have the same pattern - but they mirror each other:
The backing has stars on a blue field: