Star Quilt of Valor

When quilting buddy Sheryl contacted me to see if I would do a Quilt of Valor for her, I immediately said yes.  She brought over a wonderful Double Friendship Star quilt, beautifully pieced with white sashing and a navy blue border.

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Ah, look at that, perfectly measured and sewn borders.

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I quilted it with red Glide thread with Bottom Line in the bobbin.

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The pantograph is Fascination, one I use a lot.

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When I ran out of bobbin thread in the middle of a row, I thought I would show you how I take care of that.  I tie off and bury the threads, then load a new bobbin.  I use a pink pearl hat pin to hold the new threads to one side while I continue the row. When I am done with the row, I come back and tie off the new threads.  I use a self threading needle to bury the threads.

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These needles have a notch in the top, and you place the threads in it, then ‘pop’ them into the eye.  Push the needle under the top layer only, and bring it out a couple of inches away, pulling the threads behind.  Then clip the threads off.  This produces a virtually invisible joining point.

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A couple of more rows and it was done.

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I trimmed it for her, and she picked it up to bind.  I think this one is earmarked for a July presentation.

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The pattern for this quilt block is free on Quilter’s Cache – Double Friendship Star.  I like how Sheryl repeated the same fabrics in different configurations over the quilt.

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13 thoughts on “Star Quilt of Valor

  1. Rosemaryflower

    Yeah, great lesson. I am sure this is something not entirely uncommon with long arm quilters
    It happens. Your solution is very good. I like this quilt too

  2. Hi Carole! I love every single thing about this quilt. The double stars are cool and the quilting pattern you chose just gives the whole quilt a little movement without overshadowing the fabric/pattern/design at all. LOVE this! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, You did a beautiful job of quilting this quilt and it is interesting to know how threads are handled when bobbins run out and the burying of threads. I have seen other brief posts about the needles you are using, but have never tried them. Most likely because I still have dozens of needles that have been given to me, that I will never ever have to buy a needle in my lifetime. LOL. Sheryl did a lovely job in creating this quilt! May I ask what the significance is in having the one different block. I think I know the answer, but am not positive and would like to know the true purpose if Sheryl is willing to share or if you know and can share the answer. Thank you for another great post and have a wonderful day!

  4. Melanie

    Such a beautiful quilt, love everything about it. The recipient is going to be honored and delighted! Good job, Carole and Sheryl.

  5. Beautiful quilt, and quilted in a lovely pattern. I am off to weed the garden before hubby gets mulch to put down. Then back to finish an Aussie hero quilt.

  6. A lovely quilt for a worthy cause! What a fun blog you have and lovely area to live in- I’m off to look over some of your earlier posts. Quilts, crafts, food and more- lots to see. I have a blog as well- stop by if you get a chance.

  7. dezertsuz

    That is so gorgeous, Carole! (Did you notice it isn’t even Sunday, and I’m catching up? LOL) You both did a great job on this one.

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