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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Kathy's pink and brown quilt

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's Quilt of Valor

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.

red star

I quilted a star in the center of each block, with line dancing in the surrounding areas:

white star

Striped sashing. 

 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: