Quilt of Valor – Stars on Point

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.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Joyful news, the borders are straight.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

So, I began with stitching the edge down.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I used white Signature thread on top and bobbin this time, all cotton with a matte finish.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The pantograph is Pipeline by Urban Elementz, a medium density.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

The white does nicely over the prints and doesn’t really show in the pale blue.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Didi set them on point, added the navy blue fabric with the white stars and had a nice top.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

Then she added borders with stripes, orienting the stripes to run from the center out, all the way around.  Quilting all done.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

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.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

In the corners, she put cornerstone squares that are the same fabric as the center of the stars.

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

I gave it back to her untrimmed, as is her preference.  Didn’t she do a great job!

Quilt of Valor at FromMyCarolinaHome.com

What are you quilting this week?

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17 thoughts on “Quilt of Valor – Stars on Point

  1. Mary Ed Williams

    Wonderful quilt. And you’re right, we will need them soon. Do we have that pattern available?Like the size of the stars,etc?

  2. Linda B

    Some special veteran will be very happy! Nicely done! I am feeling very good about having prepared some handwork to do in the evenings upstairs with my husband (put together a floral block to applique – sort of a sampler to work on my skills) and started quilting my Rose of Sharon “quilt” – really more of a large wall hanging. It is stabilized and ready to do some FMQ around the designs then planning to cross hatch with the walking foot in the background.

  3. Mary Ed Williams

    Uh oh – should not have looked at that post. It looked like so much fun and the food looked delicious! If we stay on lockdown much longer,I will need a crane to get me out of the house! Did you do a PDF of the quilt? It is wonderful! Thanks!

  4. Julie

    Beautiful combination of stars & stripes, beautifully quilted. As I was cutting the border for my Twist yesterday I was thinking about making another one in red, white, & blue for a patriotic Twist.

  5. Truly a beautiful QAV quilt that is going to give a special quilty hug to a well-deserving person. I love the stars on point, fabrics & quilting. Very special indeed. And I love your term “i-sew-lation”

  6. Thank you Carole for the kudos! This was fun to piece and I compliment you on an accurately cut kit for the blocks. Having the star points cut out of a variety of red fabrics, kept the piecing interesting. The quilting was just what it needed! I feel like the Girl Scout “Cookie Mom”….most of the Quilts of Valor for our Blue Ridge Chapter are in a guest room closet at my house and it is filling fast. Picked up three more finished quilts from a member this week! Can’t wait to get back to having group ceremonies and honor our Veterans. Thanks again for your work on this one!

  7. Joan Sheppard

    The stars on point are very nice. I also like the center print, from afar it looked like 9 Patch. Really strong look to this, like the shadow boxes we use for the guys medals. Beautifully done.

  8. I’ve been fighting with my FMQ feet on and off all week. This morning I finally figured out that the low shank foot I bought years ago was misplace ages and is a long shank! I also figured out that my Omega, though made by Janome, is the only one that can’t use a Janome walking foot. I ordered a new FMQ foot this morning, the walking foot will have to wait, I think I want to deal with that one locally. Maybe I’ll quilt something next week. I did cut out two blocks today, and I have some others cut, so tonight or tomorrow!

  9. Susan Nixon

    That’s a great quilt! She did a fine job of starting with the little kit and expanding it. The quilting is nicely subtle, but still provides texture. Kudos to you both!

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