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Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I pieced this Quilt of Valor that started with some donated bonus half-square triangles.  A guild member brought them home from her group in Florida, and donated them.  I trimmed them to a uniform size, and was able to make more than 50 pinwheels after I matched up the fabrics.  The rest of the top was made from my stash.  The top and bottom borders are from our guild's QOV stash.  I needed that to add more length, and also to give it more of a patriotic pop.  It's 60 x 72.

Patriotic fabric for borders

pinwheels with curved line quilting to accent the spinning pinwheel

There is a lot of plain blue fabric, so I jazzed it up by quilting with red thread.  I chalked in a 3" grid and did some jagged line dancing.

One of the sections is red fabric with gold stars, so I quilting 8-pointed stars in those areas

a lot of the fabrics in the pinwheels had a bandana print, so I pulled this from my stash to continue that theme in the outer border

I found this perfect backing fabric in Paducah at Quilt Week in April.  It looks like quilt pieces, and has the bandana print that's perfect with the front of the quilt

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