Here’s another Quilt of Valor for you! (and before you say anything, yes, I’ve been quilting lots of Quilts of Valor lately- July must have inspired everyone to support such a wonderful program!)
This was another top I received from Anna. You may remember her quilts here & here.
It’s another beautiful scrap quilt & because I noticed there were quite a few floral fabrics, I was inspired to use my Ambrosia quilting design.
Since becoming involved with Quilts of Valor, I’ve started to notice them everywhere. Which makes me wonder, have you make a Quilt of Valor? Would you be interested if I designed a free pattern to support their cause?
The Sister’s Choice Quilters up in Falls Church gave me several Quilts of Valor in July!
This one was pieced by Anna & it may look familiar to you- remember this quilt? I love the simplicity of the design & how it’s a wonderful scrappy pattern.
I decided to use the Seaweed panto to add movement to the quilt.
It’s been a great pleasure to work with these ladies on these quilts! I hope I have the privilege of quilting for them often.
I received a request through Quilts of Valor to longarm in July where I volunteer to longarm 1 a month through the official website. For July I was paired with Betty, a piecer from Pennsylvania.
She sent me a beautiful rail fence quilt. I love how the stripes make the border pop!
I chose the Ambrosia quilting design
as I was inspired by the pattern in the cream fabric.
It’s been a wonderful pleasure to be able to support such a worthy cause!
A week or two ago, I pulled another Quilt of Valor off the longarm:
I believe this was pieced by Anna D. & I’m not sure of the pattern, but it looks like it’s comprised of 4, 5″ squares.
- One is in the center.
- Two have been cut in half to make 2.5″x5″ rectangles which are placed around the center square.
- The last 5″ square is cut into 4, 2.5″ squares which are then placed in the corners.
I used the Zebra quilting design
again & love how it looks!
Monday evening this came off the longarm!
It’s for the Quilt of Valor program & will most likely to given to a local Veteran.
If you’re not familiar with the Quilts of Valor program, I high recommend checking out their website. It’s a fantastic program that supports combat veterans & those who were touched by war.
It was pieced by Anna D. & she used the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern. This is a great pattern for scraps & works up quickly!
I used a new pantograph, Zebra by Hermoine Agee- it reminds me of the flag waving in the breeze.
For the backing Anna used the 10″ square method. I’ve never used a backing like this before & I was quite impressed by how easily it worked. It’s also nice because it guarantees the longarmer to have enough extra fabric. We need the extra room in a backing in order to pin it to our leaders (that’s how we get the quilts on the frame) & for our clamps to hold the sides to prevents puckers.
It was a joy to quilt & I can’t wait to longarm Anna’s next quilt! The recipient is sure to love this quilt.