One of the programs my quilt guild participates in is making quilts for local veterans. To date, our small group has gifted more than 125 quilts as a way to say thank you to those who have served our country.
You guys know how booked my time is – finding time to piece a quilt is something that doesn’t happen often around here. But what I can contribute is quilting time, and I’m happy to be able to do so.
This little quilt is one I just finished quilting. It measures about 48″ x 66″, a perfect lap quilt. I found a great backing at the LQS. It is by Northcott (Stonehenge Stars and Stripes Big American Hexies) and is a nice wide back. It is soft, not stiff or wimpy like some wide back fabrics are. If you are looking for a patriotic fabric for the back of your quilt I can definitely recommend this one.
I kept the quilting really simple, stitching piano keys in the blue border using my favorite ruler (9″ straight ruler by Green Fairy Quilts), and free handing all the other quilting.
I really like the panel in this quilt, but I don’t have any information on it. I’ll have to see what I can find out about it. I like the way the star appears to pop off the quilt. I tried to emphasize the star by just outlining it with the stitching. I think it worked!
I just wanted to pop in and share this quilt with you. I hope your week is going well and you are finding time to spend in your sewing space!