Finish It Up Friday ~ Quilts of Valor!

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!

I love these Carpenter’s Star quilts! The panto used here is called Plumbago.

 Here is a look at the backing:

 This next one is made up of simple blocks but the design is so dynamic!

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.

 And a detail of the back:

This last one was quilted with a pantograph called Elongated Meander from Digi-Tech Designs.

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.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Richard and Tanya Quilts, A Quilted Passion.

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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11 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Quilts of Valor!

  1. Wow! How impressive. You’ve done a lot, and there were some really great quilts in there!

  2. What great quilts and quilting. Really love to see such a range of pantographs being used and to see what they actually look like on quilts!

  3. Amazing quilts and quilting!

  4. PattiP says:

    I like that Yodel panto very much & I agree that it was perfect on that quilt

  5. All great quilts. Your quilting compliments the patterns. Job well done!!

  6. Val says:

    The quilters of Stitching Sisters adore your quilting, Katy. It is always well done, and adds so much to our quilt tops. Thank you!

  7. Carie says:

    Oh wow what an incredible array of quilts! I do love the giant stars, I have those on my to make list!!

  8. lois92346 says:

    Your quilting is lovely as always!!

  9. Katy, they are all so nice, but I really like the yodel pantograph quilting and the quilt layout. I saw the quilting previously, maybe instagram? and loved it then. Great work for QOV! Thank you!

  10. Mary says:

    Love your QOV show. You inspired me to complete two QOV this year to family service members. They love their quilts.

  11. Kathy D says:

    Thanks for the mini-QOV quilt show, for the link to that flash mob in Des Moines, and for all you do to support the Quilts of Valor cause.

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