Sunday, March 1, 2015

Quilt of Valor #68

This Quilt of Valor was made by Bonnie of Canton, OH.

I love all the browns and reds she used to compliment the Eagle/flag fabric. 

I have not use a pantograph for a long time, I dug through mine and found this one: Allegiance by
Kristen Hoftyzer.

I really like all these rich colors in this quilt. 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Quilt of Valor #67

This Quilt of Valor was made by Bonnie from Canton, OH.

I guess you could say I decorated the flags. 
I picked a couple of backgrounds and repeated them in each color.
Check out this cool border fabric...

I used gold thread top and bottom.  I love gold thread for QOVs.

I love this fabric with the shooting stars!
Border is a simple and efficient wavy line.

The true color is the pictures above.  It's navy, not electric blue.  



Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Quilt of Valor #66

This is QOV #2 for the Central Massachusetts Quilts of Valor group.
I just finished it and it's in the mail back to MA to their binder.  

I had this hanging up in my studio for the past week and tried to come up with a design for the blocks--some are partial blocks some are whole.  So....I decided to just quilt the different fabrics with unified and simple designs. 

I used "Deloa's Boomerang" arc ruler to go clockwise all around the outer border.  I used gold thread so it's really hard to see in the dark fabric.  
I like how it turned out and will do it again.  The 4 corners work up into extra long arcs and with this star fabric, it reminds me of shooting stars.

Surprise!  Flag print on the back~ 




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Quilt of Valor #65

This Quilt of Valor was made by the Central Massachusetts Quilts of Valor group.

~ It's made of crumbs~


All the colored strips are crumb strips, some have up to 20 different fabric pieces sewn together.
I chalked in a dozen randomly placed stars, echoed them, and then quilted the rest of the top with swirls.  Swirls are great to quilt down all those itty bitty pieces of fabric.

I used navy blue thread top and bottom.  The back is a tiny red/white pin stripe and since you can't really see much quilting on this brightly colored top, the navy makes a nice contrast on the back.  

I
I think I like how it turned out.



Thursday, February 12, 2015

DWR Done!

This Double Wedding Ring is finally complete and tomorrow morning, will be on it's way to Southern Utah for my sweet friend Shirley.  It was a treat to quilt her unique top.

We wanted something different than the traditional treatment for this stunning quilt with modern colors: black, grey and white.  Asymmetrical freehand feather plumes are centered in each ring, but also centered in a grid-like box that is hiding in the background.



97 x 97




Monday, January 19, 2015

DWR in progress

Just finished the first row tonight.
The grid is developing behind the plumes.

Double Wedding Ring

First customer quilt of the year.
I started work on this DWR pieced by an old friend. She used black, white and grey.

It's going to look very different from traditional DWR quilts.
  In addition to an asymmetrical freehand feather plume centered in each ring...

...there is a grid design behind the rings that will encompass the entire quilt.
The back is light grey and the thread is white.




Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Quilt of Valor #64

Here is a second Quilt of Valor top pieced by Judy in Newark, OH.

I did a freehand swirl all over the top...lots of patriotic fabrics here...
I used gold thread because it plays nice with all colors of fabric.

She pieced a surprise backing that I love!
This is going to be perfect for a Veteran who is/was a pilot.

  She pieced this panel into the center of her backing and it has pictures of bomber planes.
With a back like that, this quilt really is 2 quilts in one.  It was fun to be her partner on this QOV.  I got it in the mail tonight..."winging" its way back to her so she can get it bound and ready to present.


Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas!


I think I will sit by the fire till next year!
My favorite wool socks made by my friend Nancy in Wyoming.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Stadium Quilt #3

 Done sewing and quilting for the rest of the year.  I put the binding on this last blanket last night.  Whoot.  Now, I can make caramels.....
Freehand topographical quilting.
Fleece and denim, Hobbs 80/20 batting, Signature cotton thread.
Fleece binding. 




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Stadium Quilt #2

Just finished up another stadium blanket: Denim and fleece with fleece binding. 

I made one last month with no batting.  Good thing it was for myself ...it's great to fold and sit on at the hockey games, but I didn't think it was warm enough when we wrapped up in it at the last October soccer game.  They are 60 x 90--perfect for 2 people.

So.

I put batting in this one and used Hobbs 80/20.  I had several good sized chunks of batting and pieced 3 together for this project.  You can easily piece batting.  I posted a tutorial 3 years ago HERE.


How fun is this?
I grabbed some red fleece from the shelf and whipped this binding on in no time.
Tutorial for that is HERE.

Quilted with bright yellow cotton thread.
Pantograph pattern: Sprung, by Willow Leaf Studio.






Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Quilt of Valor #63

This Quilt of Valor top was made by Judy in Newark, Ohio.
I worked my way across with this fun freehand motif and highlighted a star in the white blocks.



The border got sets of random curves sprinkled with more stars. 

Love her flag and stars backing.

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