This Quilt of Valor was brought to me for quilting, and it is a wonderful study in design. Often, our local chapter of Quilts of Valor receives boxes of fabric scraps and orphan blocks. The supplies moved from one storage space to another, and the group had just found a nice space for monthly quilting time at Beginnings when lockdown happened. Our leader, Didi Salvatierra, was going through some of the bounty, and found a wonderful patriotic embroidered block. She decided to use it in a quilt, along with some pinwheels she found. Note that the pinwheels are two different sizes. By making frames for the embroidery panel using the pinwheels as cornerstones, Didi was able to integrate those into a cohesive whole quilt.
We do not know who did this wonderful block. When donations are left without a name, then jumbled with others, it is just not possible to know. If you do know, please let Didi know, as she would love to give credit on the label. The detail is exquisite, and it is beautifully stitched.
I loaded it on the longarm, after assuring Didi that I could quilt over this work.
Quilting was done with white Glide thread in the top, and an ecru Bottom Line in the bobbin to match ecru backing.
I used a pantograph that I often use as this is a big quilt. The panto is Fascination by Lorien Quilting.
The quilting disappears over the busy prints.
Quilting stepped over the stitching easily.
Some close up views show the lovely handwork.
White thread doesn’t really show here, so the stitchery shines.
Incredible, beautiful straight lines and expressive faces.
It appears to depict different peoples as all part of our country.
Lovely, and a wonderful focal point for a Quilt of Valor.
Continuing on, the quilting shows well in the solid colors, adding a bit of interest to those areas.
One more roll of the quilt and just a few passes to go.
All finished, and ready for binding. On this view, you can see the dark background pinwheels placed on four corners of an outer frame.
You did good, Didi! Someone will be thrilled with this.
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