Friday, July 25, 2014
more Quilts of Valor
These quilts for Quilts of Valor were blocks of the month for the quilt guild. Can you see how these stretched stars have blocks of white fabrics with blue and red triangles on the corners. If you look closely, you will see a red or blue star in the middle. The bottom left block has a little boo boo in it where the red triangle got flipped. I bet nobody noticed until the whole thing got put together. I didn't notice until just now :)
How clever is that? Have everyone in a big group make the same block and then put them all together to make a quilt! Many hands make light work.
I quilted both of these quilts sideways on the machine. Much faster because you have to stop the machine at the end of each row and roll it. Well, going sideways means less rolls of the machine and less stopping. Aren't I clever? Actually I had to do it that way because the backing was pieced so the long seam goes up and down. The machine doesn't like it if you put it on with the long seam going that way, so since it fit going side ways, I figured why not. Faster and the machine was happy. Everyone was happy!