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Monday, February 26, 2018

Maria's 2 Blues

Maria pieced this fabulous top.  I love all the movement in it.  Both the fabrics are blue batiks. 
 It's 75 x 75.

I did all ruler work - creating secondary designs:

8-pointed star in the larger light blue areas

some of the quilting lines created stars, while others are diamonds or stars:

The backing is the same light blue, so all of the quilting shows well.

I did a simple cross-hatching in the darker blue areas

Sunday, February 25, 2018


A guild in Niceville, FL made this Quilt of Valor and it was sent to me for quilting.  It's 60 x 70.  I used a light tan thread on all the stars, and white in the sashings.  I used connecting curves in most of the block, with an 8-pointed star in the center.  The sashings have straight lines, and the border is a simple meander.

I love how all the stars are different combinations.
There is a white sashing throughout.  Some stars are pints, and others are solid on a print background.

Some are all the same fabric - 

and some have a different center

There is a muted military print in the cornerstornes and border:

The backing is pretty wild . . . 


Friday, February 23, 2018

Deb's T-Shirt Quilt

Deb made this top from her daughter's dance and ballet shirts.  She did a great job, and really went crazy with the peace sign fabrics...   It's 50x65.    I used a variegated thread to blend with all the colors, and just did a simple meander since nothing fancy would show.

She wanted the back folded to the front for the binding:

the backing is the same fabric used to border the shirts on the front:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Ruthie made this QUILT OF VALOR for a family friend.  I love the big heart that the log cabin blocks created.  It's 66x72.  I've applied the binding for her to stitch down.

The two gold stars are the recipient and his wife.  The next smaller stars are their children and their spouses.  The smaller stars are the grandchildren and future greats.  What a clever idea.

I quilted a simple meander in the background, with an 8-pointed star randomly placed.  I outlined each star to make them pop a little more.  The same quilting was done in the red and blue areas, with a wiggly line in the border:

8-pointed star in the background

8-pointed star in the red area

meander in background

A red flange was added to help frame the quilt.

The backing is a beige tone-on-tone

Monday, February 5, 2018


My friend Ruthie made this Quilt of Valor for a friend.  She added the box around the center star to highlight it.  It has a purple heart in it since the veteran to receive it earned a Purple Heart.  It's
65 x 78.  I've added the binding and she will do the hand-stitching.  It's the same fabric as the backing.

Purple Heart

I did simple wiggly lines in all of the stripes to simulate a flag waving

I quilted a star in the center of the blue stars, and connecting curves around the points of the star

The quilting shows up well on the back

She added a gold flange on the sides to separate the blue border from the blue stripes

here is a photo of the recipient - a good friend of the piecer;