We are not yet back to doing Quilt of Valor presentations, but the construction of quilts goes on. At some point, we’ll need a closet full to cover the backlog of veterans in line for a Quilt of Valor. So, we continue to sew, piece and quilt, in i-sew-lation. This one was pieced by Didi Salvatierra.
Joyful news, the borders are straight.
So, I began with stitching the edge down.
I used white Signature thread on top and bobbin this time, all cotton with a matte finish.
The pantograph is Pipeline by Urban Elementz, a medium density.
The white does nicely over the prints and doesn’t really show in the pale blue.
As I looked at these stars, they looked a bit familiar. Looking at them straight, they are Variable Stars, and I recognized the prints. These were in a kit I made up for quilters to piece together during a Quilt of Valor sew in last February.
Didi set them on point, added the navy blue fabric with the white stars and had a nice top.
Then she added borders with stripes, orienting the stripes to run from the center out, all the way around. Quilting all done.
The white thread really blends in all the prints, and doesn’t stand out on the background light blue, so you just don’t notice it. So the stars shine.
In the corners, she put cornerstone squares that are the same fabric as the center of the stars.
I gave it back to her untrimmed, as is her preference. Didn’t she do a great job!
What are you quilting this week?
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