Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The last Quirky Quilters QOV coming off the frame...

Look what just came off the frame!

Irene's wonderful Quilt of Valor coming off the frame...FINALLY!
We've had this QOV quilt top for far longer than we should have.  Been trying to get all caught up now that Miss Betty is actually fixed and back to quilting after 5+ months of struggling to get her back on the quilting track.

Getting started:

Miss Betty w/Pug getting ready to quilt

Feather and Star quilting

Feathering close-up w/Rainbows Patriotic quilting thread
We chose to try a Brand-NEW pantograph - Starstruck  We first saw this panto over at KatyQuilts blog and knew we just had to give this gorgeous Star Feather panto a try, AND we knew we had the perfect Quilt of Valor for it:

StarStruck panto really shines on this gorgeous Quilt of Valor!

Irene's unique Quilt of Valor w/StarStruck panto quilting

This really neat QOV of Irene's fulfills our commitment to Clairellen and those Quirky Quilters in Michigan and sadly, will be the last Quilt of Valor Miss Betty and I quilt for them, at least for now ;-).  We've so enjoyed quilting their stunning QOVs - each one has been even more beautiful than the previous one.  Thank You for the honor and privilege of quilting each one of your Quilts of Valor. It's been a true pleasure!

And now - it's time to prepare Irene's Quilt of Valor for shipping back to her...


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

She's Baaack...!

Miss Betty II is back!  Possibly better than she's ever been - just look at her recent quilting:

SID, swirls, and McTavishing - ALL quilted out beautifully
Check these out:

Freehand Swirls w/Star Dancing panto

Quilting back - not one bit of snarled/pukey thread any where!
And the back says it all - perfectly balanced tension and stitches, using two different types of threads and colors!  What a true joy it was to quilt this quilt with a machine that works properly...;-)

Doris's third QOV coming off the frame

WTG, Miss Betty II, Thanks once again, to Miss Betty I!

Miss Betty II having some of her finest quilting moments
Time to bind so we can get back to quilting!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Now nearer to You and me...

What a beautiful tribute - Enjoy!

Hope you ALL had a Blessed and Happy Easter!