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QOV Finishes


It was a rainy weekend, so I used the time to finish up the quilting on two quilts of valor.  I used pantographs on both quilts.  The star quilt got a simple swirl.  It is a great panto because it can go two passes without having to advance the quilt.  This makes the quilting go nice and quick.

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There was a hiccup in the middle of quilting, one of the sides of this star was completely loose and I caught the foot and needle under it, surprised me because I was going along so well!


I had to back up and carefully go over the open edge.  It looks bad because of the thread hiccup, but that’s the way it goes.  I should have frogged it out, but that would have been just as messy with dark thread on a light background, so I just left it.  Later I hand whipped the loose edge back down.

The backing is a wide 108″ navy blue mottled print.  I quilted with navy thread.  When the first one was done, I advanced the quilt and loaded the second one right next to the first.  You can see the edge of the first quilt in red just under the take up bar.  I used the same thread, so saved some time there too.


New panto was put on, one called Tiger Swirl.  It looks a little more masculine, and kind of reminds me of fireworks.

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I finished the binding on the star quilt on Sunday.

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The spool quilt binding will be done this week.

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Happy Quilting!!


Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


11 thoughts on “QOV Finishes

  1. Carole, I have found your blog to be so informational….especially as a new quilter! I wanted to thank you for all the time you put into tutorials and posts that include such wonderful “how to” detail! I appreciate your sharing and guidance and added you to my blogroll. In gratitude and with smiles! Val:)

  2. Great QOVs! Did you make the tops as well? Great idea to load and quilt two at a time!

    • Thanks, Katy! Yes, I made the tops too, with some help from friends in my quilt club. I did some of the strippy blocks. I assembled the blocks into the quilts and added the borders. Then I quilted them, and I bound both. They will be delivered in May.

  3. Two beauties. Great job making both the top and finishing it. I also sew for QOV and glad to participate.

  4. Beautiful quilting and what wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Beautiful quilts – thanks for supporting our heros.

  6. Awesome! I really like that second quilt.

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