When I was on retreat, I put this top together from leftover blocks from our Safelight Quilts. Since I had enough red and blue, it made sense to use them in a Quilt of Valor. This is the mountain peaks setting of the block. If you’d like this pattern, click on Scrappy Quilts. Needless to say, this would be a great Stashbuster for our challenge, too.
Anyway, even though I have made several of these and bound them without borders, this time I wanted it just a bit larger, so borders were in order. I had this wonderful star fabric in my stash, and just over half of a yard went out with these 3-inch strips.
I added the border to the pieced top on all sides.
Here it is, and the fabric I pulled for the backing. I just got this at Beginnings in February, and counted it as part of my Fabric In. It is 108 inches wide and 2-1/2 yards in length, so I counted at 7 yards in. Hopefully most will go out with this project.
I loaded it on the longarm and decided on a pantograph called Blue Star, which has nice swirls and stars.
I used white polyester Glide thread for the top, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
First row of quilting done. I’ll keep working on this as I have time, hoping to finish it this month.
I need some fabric out, so I put together a basket for our guild’s show coming up in May. A three-yard piece of French General fabric went into the basket along with fleece batting, some books and notions, and an adorable little vintage light up ceramic fabric shop. Sure, you can give it away to help your fabric out totals. The basket was delivered to the show committee last week.
This week I have a bit of sewing time around appointments, and will be working on the Quilt of Valor and some placemats for a MadamSew article. What are your plans for the week?