Busy, busy – I did three pieces for Quilts of Valor this month. I’m really enjoying working with my local group.
This one was a rare piece where I was able to come up with a quilting design that went from edge to edge with no thread breaks. The longarm gods smiled down upon me, too, because the thread didn’t break at all. That has been a persistent problem for me since starting, but either I am getting better, or I am finally using the right kind of thread. I think this top was loaded up and finished within two hours.
I wanted to use a pantograph on this one, for speed purposes, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. It cried out for custom quilting, and custom quilting is what it got. I love the image of the sun shining through to the back.
This top is pretty busy – I didn’t think custom quilting would enhance it, so I went with one of my new pantographs.
It is great knowing that my volunteer time goes towards thanking combat veterans in such a meaningful way.