These are the last two Quilts of Valor that I needed to get quilted for the Stitching Sisters group. The first one is by Kathy. I love her use of printed fabrics and they helped me decide how to quilt this.
See that piano key border? It is printed that way! I love this fabric! I quilted each line and it looks like it is pieced. The same is true of the orange peel shapes in that border. I love the woven effect the striped blocks create. I tried to enhance this by quilting in the white lines.
The center panel was quilted freehand. I love this one! And here is a look at the back. It is actually a lovely blue, but I couldn’t get a picture of the true color.
This next top also makes clever use of printed panels. This top was made by Cheryl. You might have guessed that I would custom quilt this one as well,
I spent a lot of time thinking about how I would quilt it, and in the end, I used a panto on it.
I have a number of readers that are newer long arm quilters. So I have decided to share a post tomorrow explaining why I decided to quilt this top in this way. So check back if you are interested in my thought process for choosing this quilting design.
Have a great day!