Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Swaggin' it out on another QOV w/Updates

Again, been awhile - 'Miss Betty's' startin' to wonder just what I've been up to!  NO worries, back in the quilting saddle and oh boy, got a really neat Quilt of Valor from Clairellen and those Quirky Quilters to customize w/templates, swags, Terry Twists, among other custom quilting applications:

Just loaded this gorgeous Quilt of Valor
Aren't those Red/White/Blue borders just begging for swags?  And that's exactly what they are getting!:

Swaggin' out those luscious borders

HQ 6" Swag templates make 'swaggin' a breeze ;-)

And the corners are getting some special 'swag' treatments, too

Corner swags

LOVE how the quilting turned out in these Friendship Stars!
UPDATE 8/17/2014:  The stars are ALL quilted out, along w/4 patches and just now finishing up the swag borders.  Once those are finished, will 'swirl' the red solid borders prior to changing out threads to go back and do the ecru background fill, which should make these stars 'pop' even more.  I'll post a pic or two when I get to that part of the quilting.  Hope to finish up later today and ship out on Tuesday to the original creator to bind/launder/label.

The red borders will get a corresponding/alternating swirl at the very end when ALL the other border swag quilting is completed so they can each be centered w/swags.  In the meantime, having a blast Terry Twisting my way through the 4-patches and the blue stars:

Terry Twisting the 4-patches and the navy blue stars

Swirls in red sashing
Planning on some really neat background fill to 'pop' the navy blue stars, which of course will also include my favorite McTavishing.  Superior's King Tut thread in the needle in a QOV favorite color - 'Freedom' is really helping this quilting stand out.  And it's always FUN to quilt w/King Tut ;-)

McTavishing background fill in ecru star blocks w/Superior's So Fine #50 Bone  in needle & bobbin
Didn't these Friendship Stars quilt out neat?
Stars and swirled/swagged out borders ;-)
Mary Anne's gorgeous Quilt of Valor coming off the frame...

UPDATE II 8/21/2014:  This stunning QOV beauty has already been shipped and well on it's way to Mary Anne, the original creator, so she will now be able to bind/launder/label and prepare it for it's final tour of duty - to be awarded to a very deserving Veteran.  It has been such a wonderful quilting experience and a true honor to quilt Mary Anne's gorgeous Quilt of Valor...Thank YOU! 

For now, time to get some shut-eye so I can get back to it tomorrow!



  1. Beautiful!!! Love your quilting always and that QO is going to be gorgeous!! Thanks!!!!

    1. Thank YOU! What a lovely complement on our quilting and, I do think this Quilt of Valor turned out wonderfully well, I really enjoyed quilting it.

      Thanks again, Christina - Please do stop by again soon,

  2. It's gorgeous, Deb and MaryAnne and Ms. Betty Boop! Your work is so nice. Thanks.

    1. You ALWAYS say the nicest thing, Clairellen - Thank YOU!

      Thanks for stopping by for a visit and Please take care,