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.
Ah, look at that, perfectly measured and sewn borders.
I quilted it with red Glide thread with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
The pantograph is Fascination, one I use a lot.
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.
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.
A couple of more rows and it was done.
I trimmed it for her, and she picked it up to bind. I think this one is earmarked for a July presentation.
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.
What are you working on now?