Friday, January 20, 2012

Quilt of Valor

Quilt of Valor top made by Nancy in WY.
Great fabrics!
This quilt was fun to quilt.  I love this curved border treatment and instead of marking even spaces, I like to change the curves randomly, I think it's less formal that way.
The back!
She pieced her back with this matching panel. I don't know if she purposely made her top to fit in the dimensions of the squares, but when I measured everything, I knew I had to make this happen.
It was a personal challenge . . . 
As usual, I made sure the backing was square.
I marked a line 1/2 inch above the printed line then basted the batting along my markings. 
When I attached the top, I basted it 1/4 inch from the top of the batting.
I did the same on the sides.   
When I was all done, it gave me 1/4 inch left to attach the binding, leaving the squares complete~
Here's what the back will look like when the binding is sewn down. 
This stripped binding is the frosting on the cake!~ 
Headed back to Nancy on Monday.
She will finish the binding, label, wash it and send it on to it's final destination.

3 comments:

Diane E W said...

Beautiful Ann!! Thanks for explaining how you lined up the back, I have run into the same problem and didn't know what to do, let's just say mine did not turn out like yours.

Ynott said...

Cool, love, love, love, it. Nancy and you made a great team. The lucky one receiving the quilt will love it. Great Job.

Nancy said...

Ann, thank you for making my simple duckling into a beautiful swan. You did an awesome job! Thank you.

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