Thursday, May 5, 2016
Kathy love's Civil War reproduction fabrics, and made this beautiful pink & brown top. There are tons of different fabrics, and such little pieces. Her work is a joy to quilt - flat and square and so easy to work with. This quilt is 59 x 71.
So many different fabrics for all the blocks. Each section finishes at 1.5" I did line dancing throughout the block, with a straight line to travel from one block to the next:
There is ruler work in the brown and pink triangle blocks. The curved section at each end help prevent back-tracking. That doesn't work with the variegated thread that we chose.
The backing carries the same colors:
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Barb made this Quilt of Valor to give to a retiring co-worker. How nice is that ! There are assorted combinations of stars set on-point, with a great striped fabric as sashings and border. It's 60 x 79.
I quilted a star in the center of each block, with line dancing in the surrounding areas:
I quilted a wiggly line through the middle blue stripe, and left the rest as is. I didn't want to take away from that great fabric.
A simple meander was enough for the setting triangles
I alternated 4" and 5" stars in the larger border
The backing fabric has eagles all over. Look closely and you'll see them: