QOV Sew Day

Yesterday was the 2nd National QOV Sew Day. Groups and individuals across the country set aside this day to sew for our service men and women. I had to work but managed a few hours of sewing as well.

I finished the quilting on this quilt.


I loved this top so much and in the end, I was not thrilled with m choice of quilting. Not looking for compliments, just keeping it real here. This top was beautifully pieced and yet I struggled with some pleats on the back. Quilting designs I thought would be perfect, were not. I did a lot of ripping on this one. In the end, you mostly notice the piecing and I did want that to happen.

After I pulled this off the frame, I decided to load the next. Then I decided to just quilt one row.

Then one more.
You know how this goes….
I had three rows left when I went to bed and finished it this morning before getting ready for church.

Just a simple pantograph (Fern Gully by Lorien Quilting), but perfect for this top.

Sometimes, I just try to make things too hard. The next one is ready to load after church.

We did take a walk through the local antique mall yesterday with Daughter #3 and her BF. Mr. Wonderful bought me this:

I am looking forward to spending some time with this book!

Hope your Sunday is filled with good things.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good!
Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!
~ Psalm 34:8

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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5 Responses to QOV Sew Day

  1. Kathy says:

    Great quilting choice on that beautiful quilt … I’m sorry that you weren’t completely satisfied with your quilting. I suspect that the recipient won’t notice and will be blessed by that quilt.

  2. Anja says:

    Your quilting is beautiful. I think you did a great job.

  3. Heather says:

    I love that top too. Great minimalist design.
    I finished one top that has been stuck on my design wall since May and now am working on finishing up quilting another QOV.

  4. Katy, Thanks for the verse and the insight into your weekend. The book sounds like a real treasure. The amazing QOV looks great quilted – as you say you’ve achieved the main aim of emphasising the patchwork rather than blurring the design. Hope you manage to complete the other quilts too and that they bring comfort to the service men and women who receive them.
    Best wishes

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    Now we know who to ask when there is a quilt history question. Looks like a good book; let us know what you think as you use it.

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