Tuesday, September 15, 2015
QUILT OF VALOR
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