|Cynthia's 9-patch Quilt of Valor - gorgeous!|
Course, I gulped a bit, now knowing who I was quilting for. I always try to do my very best but, now I know I definitely need to stay on top of my quilting game for this quilter ;-)
So glad I chose to take a break from my traditional quilting and do some focus work w/templates - it's perfect for this quilt and complements ALL the precision piecing so nicely:
|Creating 'orange peel' quilting design in each corner square w/HQ circle template|
After ALL the SID work was completed, time to begin the FUN quilting:
|First 2 corners quilted prior to quilting remainder of the star|
I got the idea of how to quilt this neat 9-patch from Professional Quilt Artist, Deloa Jones, watching one of her many youtube.com videos late one night:
I thought this was an ingenious method for quilting a 9-patch, and how appropriate for a Quilt of Valor since the secondary design is a star! After spending a bit of time gathering just the right templates to give me those perfect stitching lines, I was on my way!
|Tweaked the center motif to create a secondary star motif using HQ half circle template|
|Isn't that neat?|
|Using a Pro-Echo Large template from Stonehouse Quilting to create the continuous star angles/points|
|An outside star w/center star motif - love it!|
UPDATE 3/5/2014 - finally able to add the additional photos of this finished quilt:
|Getting ready for white sashing quilting|
|Corner 9-patch block w/border & sashing quilting|
|All finished and ready to be packed and shipped!|
This Quilt of Valor quilt was a true pleasure and honor to quilt - got some great practicing in on my template quilting - Thank YOU!
According to tracking information, this quilt has arrived safe and sound, ready to be bound and labeled...
Alrighty then, like I always say...time to get back to it!