Thursday, May 17, 2018
This is another one sent to me by the national organization. They pair me up with local groups that piece the top. This one was a group effort by several people. It's large - 72 x 90. I used a red/white/blue variegated thread throughout the blocks and inner border.
There are several different blocks. People made their favorite 9" block, then they were all put together and borders added.
I put a zig zag line in the narrow white border, with another line going out to the corner
there is a simple meander with navy thread in the dark outer border.
Nothing fancy would show, so I kept it simple here
the backing is a great patriotic print:
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I pieced this 10-minute quilt pattern. It was taught at my Indiana QOV group after I had moved to Florida. So I found the directions online so I could sew along with them. This quilt will get mailed back to them. It's 60x72 and really does go together quickly. A border is added top and bottom to give it some length
one block with red added in the center
8-pointed star qilted in the center of each block
more stars spaced evenly in each border
backing is a plain navy so the quilt shows well
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Jackie pieced this for her QOV group and sent it to me for quilting. It's 58x69 and I used a red/white/blue variegated thread in the red and blue areas, and a matching thread in the neutral areas.
block - I quilted with connecting curves
stars in the red and blue sashings
The backing has a message for the vet that will get this quilt: