I have been working on QOVs over the last few weeks. My pictures are not the best, that time of year again! Too nasty to take pictures outside and the light inside is not good either. The tops shown here were all made by members of the Stitching Sisters QOV group.
I love this giant star quilt! The pantograph is called Yodel and is available from Urban Elementz.
I’ve had this panto for a while but this is the first quilt that it seemed to fit. The top has to be well pieced and square or this pattern will emphasize wonkiness in a way you don’t want.
I love the way the quilting looks on the back!
The panto on this one is called Twister. It is the first time I used it and found that I loved it! You really can’t tell until you’ve actually used them on a quilt. This is also available from Urban Elementz.
You may wonder why I would use a pantograph for a meander that I could possible do free hand. The answer is that often I work on these a few minutes here and there as I have time. If I use a pantograph, I can pick up where I left off and not worry about keeping the density of the quilting even throughout the entire quilt.
If I had all day to do a quilt, I could do a freehand all over pattern faster. I really do like how this turned out though. It was worth the extra time.
APQS staged a Flash Mob at the AQS show in Des Moines earlier this year to promote Quilts of Valor. You can see it here.
If you would like to know how you can help cover our veterans with Quilts of Valor, click here.