If you have read my blog for any length if time, you know that I am a big supporter of our troops and that One way I like to show my support is by making quilts for Quilts of Valor. I try to complete one each month. Here is my inspiration:
Anyway, here is my latest QOV finish.
I wanted to use it but if I centered one eagle, I would get half eagles at the edges. Not cool. It just didn’t feel right though I loved it. Finally I decided to only quilt one eagle in the center surrounded by a fairly tight meander to make it stand out. Let me tell you, all that meandering was boring! I also quilted a feather in the border. It was worth it. I am pleased with the final result. The eagle isn’t immediately obvious and the meander gives a nice texture. I used a solid on the back called Parchment.
If you are a careful reader of my blog, you will know that this is my September quilt. I got behind! So time to come up with one for October. I participated in a QOV block swap last spring and these are the blocks I received then.
I am thinking of putting them together with a navy sashing. I would love to get this top pieced before DH comes home on Friday. I did spent a chunk of the day yesterday cleaning carpets and mowing lawn so I have done something besides sew while he is gone!
I am linking up with Connie at Free Motion by the River and Fesh-Squeezed Fabric’s Show and Tell Tuesday and Sew Much Ado.