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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Quilt of Valor

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.

churn-dash variation

flying geese


friendship star

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

Quilt of Valor

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

Quilt of Valor

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: