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
I also made two more blocks for my True Blue 92 quilt. The pattern is Double Friendship Star (pattern from Quilter’s Cache website).
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.
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!
I finished another Quilt of Valor! I am going to request an overseas destination for the two quilts that are ready to mail. (Visit http://www.qovf.org 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.