Friday, June 20, 2014

Summer Quiltin'

on a hot summer night... la la laa laa la  ..

Know what I love about summer?  It doesn't get dark until almost 9pm.... and that to me... means MORE time!!!

I have been wanting to play with some designs that I found online for Quilts of Valor - but I sometimes feel like I "have to get it done" so I go with something  that is less 'experimental'

My goal this summer.... experiment!!

So here are two of the first experiments:


This quilt was pieced by Connie out of the Moda Just One Star Blocks.
I wanted to try putting something over the star, and quilt something else in the blocks - but Like borders?
Below - is what I came up with.



This is another quilt that Connie made. Isn't it cool?   I knew I was going to quilt it with a Pantograph. I already had one set up from a client quilt and I knew it would work.... but..... Remember Ron?  The guy who puts an Americana Symbol in his Quilts of Valor ( he quilts for Meredith in AZ)

Look at me!!! I did it!!!   The only thing I wish I had done differently was to complete the box around the emblem... But I learned something. And it was FUN!!


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PS... My other goal for summer... Tame the Scraps...
There are three more Fabric Listings in my Etsy Store... see if you need them for your projects!!

7 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a nice surprise to add into the quilt.

Kat Scribner said...

The quilting is SO PRETTY. I don't have that talent, but you never know where life takes you....anyway, I LOVE the long days of spring & summer too, LOVE THEM! They are energizing. I love watching the change of seasons, it reminds me that God is always at work.

LizA. said...

Wow--that eagle is really impressive. My mind can't even begin to figure out how you did that in the middle of a pantograph!

Sherrill said...

I LOVED making those One Star blocks and recruited my guild to participate. Don't remember exactly how many we did but it was a BUNCH and I took them to Lissa PERSONALLY at Moda! FUN! Love the quilting you did on both quilts--think the first is my fav.

Missy Shay said...

Your quilting looks great!

katyquilts said...

Love the quilting on this! The eagle is beautiful!

Tami C said...

I really like how you quilted the sashing. Your Americana Symbol turned out lovely!