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Sunday Sewing

I finished a small quilt for my best customer…my mom 🙂  We agreed on a pantograph so it was quick and easy to get this done as a sample for a class she is teaching on using stripes.


I tried to get a close up of the panto design, swirly paisleys  image

I also made two more blocks for my True Blue 92 quilt.  The pattern is Double Friendship Star (pattern from Quilter’s Cache website).

image  While my students were taking final exams, I sketched out a final layout, but of course now I can’t find the scrap of paper with my calculations!  The plan is to make 92 star blocks to represent my college graduation back in 1992.  I chose 9-inch blocks, and I will make 2 of most of them.  Then I realized, the quilt will be HUGE, and I think I figured out a way to make some smaller blocks in the center and corners and keep the overall size around 90″ square.


For the sports fan

My neighbor requested a quilt for her son when she redecorated his room in a football theme:

I collected a variety of football prints and designed a simple sashing that finished at 84×96 inches.

I found this mottled red as a 108inch backing.  You can almost see the pantograph that I bought from Digi-Tech.  Here are some better pictures of the footballs:

And the helmets:

It was a fun project and I hope he enjoys the quilt for many years!

Gold Sash Quilt of Valor

I finished another Quilt of Valor!  I am going to request an overseas destination for the two quilts that are ready to mail. (Visit for more information).

I pieced the backing from various patriotic prints.  I’m so glad the fabric companies have created some special collections for the QOV effort.  I always have a little pang of sorrow when I use up the last bit of a great print, but that is easily fixed with a shopping trip.  There are always more great things on the shelves!

This is another “national ” group quilt…made from blocks sent to Moda from across the United States.  I added the sashing.  Each block is signed with the maker’s name and home state, so it should be fun for the recipient to read each one.

Here is a peek at the pantograph I used, called “Java.”  I’ve used this one alot recently, it gives the quilt lovely texture without the formality of curved feathers.

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