Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Quilt of Valor #71

Took this great signature Quilt of Valor off the frame last night.
Gail from New Jersey sent it to be quilted.
 There is a great variety of blocks..from all ages.
Freehand design. 
Thanks Gail!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Quilt of Valor #70

QOV top by Lauri in Nebraska
This was fun to quilt and will be mailed back to her in the morning. 
All freehand and ruler work, 
Lots of secondary designs on this quilt. 
Thanks Lauri~ 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Put this QOV on this afternoon.  Top made by Lauri in Nebraska.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Pink and Black

Another great quilt by this sweet customer.  I have done a dozen or so of her quilts over the years and they are always fun.  It is for her granddaughter.
I took my cue from this fabric and decided to make my freehand fun funky flowers.

Look at that huge polka dot on the back!  This quilt is full of fabric surprises. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Works in Progress

I like to have a piecing project and a quilt on the frame.  I work better this way, when I get tired of standing, I can go sit and piece:

This quilt top needs a lot of pinning and careful stitching to make sure all these points a sharp and meet perfectly.  It's tedious I take a break and do some fun freehand quilting in this fun top I am quilting for my sister-in-law for one of her granddaughters.

I know it's not everyone's style of work, but I get a lot more done this way if I pace myself between projects. 

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Quilt of Valor #69

Quilt of Valor made by Al Lind.

Yesterday, I finished quilting my 20th top made by Al Lind. Several years ago, I sent Al a large box of scraps and a couple cones of thread for piecing. I lived in Idaho at the time; now, I live in Ohio. When one of the QOV coordinators sent me this top a couple months ago, I put it in the drawer until I had time to quilt it. As I was quilting it I noticed some fabric I once had, and them saw some more fabric I recognized, and then some more.  By the time I had finished, I found 30 different fabrics I had once use to make quilts. I knew it was not simply a coincidence when I found 2 pieces of "African Mud Cloth" I had purchased at HMQS several years ago for a special commissioned project.  Lots of memories and thoughts of Al as I was quilting this top.

  It's a pretty small world. 


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