Here is my latest Quilt of Valor. It uses a technique for making reversible quilts - quilt as you go. The technique is not new, but well documented in a couple of books by Sharon Pederson. It is a chore to quilt on my home machine. Of course, it can be done, but maneuvering the quilt is a royal pain. With this quilt, the instant you finish piecing the block it is quilted! What a relief. Of course, every quilt has a lesson it it just for you. With this one: check on how the reverse side of the quilt looks BEFORE you finish the quilt. The front quilt is "Rails of Freedom" and the reverse side is "A Soldier's Valor" (complete with blocks out of order!)
beautiful quilt sharon
gini in north idaho
I have the book by Pederson, but have not used her ideas yet. It is the reversible quilts one. Is there a "quilt as you go" one too?
Donna: Is there a "quilt as you go" one too?
Donna, Sharon's reversible quilts ARE quilt as you go. The quilt I made is just like any rail fence pattern - except the long strips are actually sewn together through the batting and backing fabric, cut apart and trimmed to size, and joined with the sashing. You could also use a traditionally made block - sandwich it with the batting and backing fabric (or another block) and quilt just the block. Then join with the sashing. Her version of the rail fence charity quilt is in More Reversible Quilts.
Sharon, beautiful quilt! I just checked and I have both Reversible Quilts and More RQ but never made a quilt from either book. I just put it on my TO DO list and then maybe I could make the Quilt of Valor I promised to make.
I really like the quilt Sharon. Beautiful fabrics.
Thanks, Kris. The fabrics are from P&B's Tribute collection designed for Quilts of Valor.
Sharon, I love the quilt it is beautiful.
Beautiful! I completed and mailed one to a solider last week, who also happens to be a family member. He was injured in bombing attack and lost 6 of his men. Thanks for sharing your work of art. I love learning new ideas and techniques from fellow quilters.
Nice quilt! I am just getting started with Quilts of Valor. I have volunteered to do machine quilting on two a month. I was contacted today about the first two that will be mailed to me soon. I'm excited to get involved. I hope to work some into my quilt ministry's schedule next year as well.
Jeanine: I hope to work some into my quilt ministry's schedule next year as well.
Jeanine - tell us about your quilt ministry.
Your quilt is beautiful. I love both sides.
I just want you to know that I had to look at your quilt a LONG time before I found the out-of-place block. If you don't tell, most people will never see it!
Pretty quilt! Thank you for doing something so nice for the vets!
On the banks of the Mississippi River in north central Minnesota (Brainerd lakes area)
Thanks Nancy - and enjoy retirement!! I still don't do housework, but I quilt all I want, and line dance all I want. This is the life!