Thursday, June 2, 2016

Back to Playing Catch-Up!

May has been soooo busy, BUSY!  Yard work came early w/wonderful gardening weather - which gave 'Miss Betty' a much-needed break-ey break.  Now that I'm almost caught up on my part of the yard work ;-) time for some quilting!

'Miss Betty' quilting out patriotic star panto

This Quilt of Valor has been in our quilt queue for quite awhile and just now came up.  I like to keep Red/White/Blue patriotic QOVs on hand for 'emergencies', and I created this one with that in mind several months ago.

We knew exactly how we wanted to quilt it with our trademark panto in the center, custom quilting in the borders - complete with our 'flavor' of McTavishing:

Close-up of Becker's Shooting Star panto quilting

McTavish quilting in the borders w/Rainbows Patriotic in the needle

Should be able to finish up quilting later today.

Also got some long-awaited QOV quilt blocks finished and ready to ship:

Dandy Stars - created extra for the QOV Stars Facebook Group
And lastly, finished cutting ALL the 'bars' for a Stars and Bars QOV:

Basket of strips for the Stars & Bars QOV, along w/high-tech cutting list -
a recycled junk mail envelope complete w/patriotic color theme ;-)
And - the sewing of the strips for our QOV signature quilt is complete, just need to press/trim/sew the stars and we're Golden:

East Central IL QOV Signature Quilt - in progress

Got the inspiration from one of my favorite Quilt Ladies, Jenny of Missouri Star Quilt Company:

Made in Red/White/Blue, the central 'white' strip can be used as a Signature block and ultimately Signature QOV quilt!  We have TONS of the red/white/blue sig blocks waiting to be signed and turned into QOVs.  Thought I'd sew the first one as a model for those to come.  I'll post pics of our progress in upcoming blog posts...

Time to get back to it!


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