I’m working on two secret projects right now that I can’t talk about yet, so it’s a good time to show you the last of the Quilts of Valor completed before the holidays last fall. Normally I am not a fan of jelly-roll race quilts, but this one found a way to be interesting with a bit of pizzazz in the stars on the ends, and blue bars flanking the jelly roll strips in the middle. Update note – this was pieced by a quilter in Myrtle Beach, I cannot take credit for the design, I only quilted it.
I used a pantograph that has a nice amount of curves and good for a guy quilt called Woodgrain from Willow Leaf.
Essentials thread in a medium grey with Aurifil in the bobbin.
The batting is Warm and Natural cotton.
The quilting blends well with all the colors in the quilt.
All finished, I trimmed it, now ready for binding.
A closer look at the stars, they all have crumb centers.
Each star has the same red print star points, and a nice variety of reds overall.
I hope that a veteran will keep nicely warm with this one.
I am going to file this idea away for a future charity quilt. It looks like it went together really fast!