Finish It Up Friday ~ QOV Edition

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!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric AddictCrazy Mom QuiltsWhat a Hoot QuiltsSew Can She


About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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7 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ QOV Edition

  1. Gorgeous quilting Katy! I love these Quilts of Valor. They will definitely make a vet proud. They do not look like cheater cloth! Your quilting does the trick!

  2. Kathy D. says:

    Katy, your work on the “Old Glory” quilt left me stunned. For those that asked, the panel is Northcott Stonehenge Old glory, as are the two cheater fabrics. The panel is the one I won on National QOV sew day earlier this year, then Marianne Fons called me and I almost passed out!

  3. What a nice addition to TGIFF! Love that “cheater cloth” eagle quilt – it sure did work up nicely. I’ll be checking out your post about the panto decision – I don’t have a longarm yet, but it’s definitely going to happen at some point within the 2-5 year range, and I soak up all the info I can get!

  4. Jackie says:

    STUNNING! Just beautiful.

  5. lois92346 says:

    Your quilting in amazing on the first one, Katy. The back is just as lovely as the front.

  6. Janet O. says:

    I have never seen the fabric from which that piano key border is made. Very fun!
    I look forward to insight into your thought process on the quilting. Admire what you do for QOV, Katy!

  7. Kathi says:

    Katy… nice long arming on these quilt… love that preprinted Old Glory too! Is the flag top all pieced or was it a preprinted one too?? I am glad you used a panto.. I am a hand quilter but follow enough longarmers that I do understand the process… however I look forward to reading your thoughts on decisions made tomorrow! 🙂 Have a blessed Friday Katy! Kathi

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