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Thursday, August 22, 2019


Joanne in my Quilt of Valor group made this using a panel.  It's 64 x 80.  I used a white thread to quilt a pantograph with flags and stars.

the panel

She added stars in the corners and borders to add size

The backing is a blue print:

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Quilt of Valor

Pat in my Quilt of Valor group pieced this using a panel.  She added churn dash blocks around it.  It's 54 x 66.  I used a red/white/blue thread to quilt a pantograph with flags and stars.

the center panel

Churn Dash block  - also called Monkey Wrench

a flag fabric for the backing and binding.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Charity Quilt

I made an I Spy quilt for my great nephew last Christmas, and I had a lot of focal fabrics leftover, so I made a disappearing 9-patch for my guild's charity group with the leftovers.  It's 54 x 71.  I used a multi-colored thread to quilt a pantograph with swirls and spikes, and used leftover binding pieces for a scrappy binding.

cards, dice and poker chips







The back was from my stash too:

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sandy's Christmas Quilt

Sandy made this queen size quilt for herself with lots of small pieces of Christmas fabrics.  It's 106 x 118.  I used a light gold thread to do a large meander all over.  She didn't want anything different.

I had to put it on our bed for a picture because I don't have floor space big enough!!

There are 3 borders:

The backing a light gold crackle:

Friday, August 9, 2019


This is one that I pieced.  I quilted one of this pattern for the national group, and liked the pattern so much that I made my own.  It's 60 x 72.

I used a great "fireworks" print for all of the stars and cornerstones.  Then I alternated a red or blue solid background, with white sashings.

You can see the hooks I quilted in the red areas, and the X's in the sashing below. 
 There is an 8-pointed star in the center, with line dancing in the star points.


I had flag print that I used for the border, backing,  and binding.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Quilt of Valor

This is a Quilt of Valor that I drafted and pieced.  I saw a picture in a magazine, and used that to draft the fabric pieces needed.  I forgot to take a picture before I washed it, so it has that crinkled look.  It's 66 x 77.  I like the way the gold in the corners of the blocks creates a secondary pattern.

I quilted an 8-pointed star in the center of gold triangles,
 and where there are 4 squares together in the center of each block.

There are hooks in the white triangles;

I quilted connecting curves in all of the other areas

The backing is a great patriotic print:

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Barb's Son

Barb lost one of her sons, and sent me a few things to make a memory quilt for the remaining son for Christmas.  It's 28 x 44.

The highlight is a picture of her 2 boys:

She had a few t-shirts, his varsity letter, and even his baby blanket.  
She bought a few appliques to represent some of his hobbies:

The stripe that is the background and borders was one of his dress shirts.

I quilted it using a pointed meander.. The backing is a light blue grunge fabric.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019


This was sent to me by the national organization.  It was pieced by Arlene who was battling cancer at the time she made it.  She has since passed.  She did an amazing job piecing it, and it was a pleasure for me to quilt it.  It's 69 x 90.  I used white thread throughout.

I used a pantograph that has stars with a loop in the middle.  It filled the white areas nicely.

I love the pinwheel star - 

The backing is a great patriotic print:

Friday, June 7, 2019


I collect scraps from friends and use them to make pet beds for the local animal shelter.  This top was in the bag of scraps!!  There was nothing at all wrong with it, so I found a backing in my stash and quilted it for the charity group of my guild.  It's 70 x 70.

It is simply made - just lots of different floral 6" ssquares:

The backing goes with a lot of the pink fabrics, and I used pink thread to quilt it.  I used a big open pantograph with lots of swirls.  I used this same fabric for the binding.

Thursday, June 6, 2019


This was pieced by a member of my Quilt of Valor group.  I love the pattern - in fact I drafted it so I can use it myself.  But I would change the blue centers to gold so they would stand out better, and piece the half blocks at the top and bottom to carry the pattern,  .  It's 54 x 71.

I used taupe thread and quilted a pantograph that has stars and swirls:

I had the backing on hand - it was a perfect match: