Fun with Friends, and an Update

This past week was a busy one, with four meetings, a field trip to Black Mountain, a couple of pickleball games, and a sew day with friends here. It was lovely to have a private retreat, with chatting and sewing most of the day, celebrating friendship with a dear friend who is moving away this …

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A Little Quilting This Week

April is starting out better for getting some quality quilting time in, and I have enjoyed that. Sewing has always been my therapy and stress reliever, so it was good for me to be able to spend some time at the machine. I had to miss the day retreats at the guild last week, three …

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Working on a Quilt of Valor

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 …

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Going on Quilt Retreat

Our longarm group decided it was high time to get away from our worries and have some fun. We booked the same retreat house we'd been to before, Febuary Hill in Jonesborough, Tennessee. I did a post on this lovely place the last time we went, so you can see the gorgeous quilts and antiques …

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Batik Quilt of Valor

While most Quilts of Valor recipients prefer a patriotic theme color scheme, there are some that would rather have one that is more suited to their decor. Some also have issues with post traumatic stress where a patriotic theme would be too painful to see everyday. With that in mind, we like to have a …

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Churn Dash Quilt of Valor

A lovely Quilt of Valor was given to me to quilt, and I finished the work on it over the weekend. The design is simple, basically a churn dash with a star center. For each block, you'd make four flying geese units, then place them with some half square triangles, additional bars, and a solid …

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Quilt Sashing with Cornerstones

These nine patch star blocks were started last October at an overnight retreat, and then I set them aside for completion later.  I had managed to get the stars mostly done, but had to bring them home to complete them as I didn't have the corner white squares with me.  I made 20 stars in …

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Quilting the Quilt of Valor

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 …

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Starting a Quilt of Valor

Piddling around with elements at the retreat last February, I wanted to use some patriotic layer cake fabrics and some jelly roll strips for a Quilt of Valor.  I showed this last March after the retreat, and they have been put away since then as I was just too involved with the Hurricane Quilt Project …

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