When we left this Quilt of Valor, it had the sashing finished and border added to bring it up to the right size. If you missed the first post showing the block and how it was made, click on Quilt of Valor.
It was loaded on the longarm, and I chose a navy blue thread for quilting. This time I used a cotton Masterpiece thread on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.
I have a Stars and Stripes pantograph, and I just don’t like it. It is so linear that it is not only difficult to get the lines straight, it is too much for a design that is linear as well. So, I auditioned several other pantographs, but ultimately went with the one I use most often called Fascination. It is gentle curves and is nicely wide, plus I can do two passes before I need to advance the quilt.
The navy color thread looks nice on the lighter color blue and disappears in the navy sashing.
I used Warm and Natural batting on this one.
The quilting went fairly quickly as this is a pantograph I use a lot.
The navy thread color almost disappears in the red too.
It moved along quickly and was done in a day.
I added a binding made from the same fabric as the backing.
A few football games later, I had the handwork done too.
Almost done, just needs one more detail.
I chose the label to sew on the back, and the details can be added by the QOV chapter.
Now it is done!
What are you sewing now?
Looking for a quilt gift this season? I still have a few for sale, look at the Sample Sale pull down menu at the top of the blog. This is also a great time to get a fat quarter bundle for the next Scrap Dance Mystery, hopefully coming in January. I think I have a pattern, I just need to do a bit of test sewing.
Cyber Monday deals at Fat Quarter Shop, 30% Off Precuts with free gifts! Plus they have Glide Thread and Bottom Line that I like to use. C&T Publishing has several New Books on Blocks, and just a few of the O’ Glory Americana Quilts left, get them 30% off with the Cyber Monday sale. Find Americana Fabrics on sale and clearance at Bluprint.
If you missed this, take a look at Wrapped Up in Christmas (affiliate link) a holiday romance by Janice Lynn and published by Hallmark. There is a forward in the book dedicated to Quilts of Valor, a free QOV pattern, and a recipe too. If it sells well, Hallmark may be making it into a movie for the 2020 holiday season. Hallmark is interested in helping us to spread the word about Quilts of Valor, so please take a look.