Ever since I purchased Ms. Sweetie (HQ Sweet Sixteen) I have been helping with the final quilting on the QOV (Quilts of Valor) my larger quilt group donates in S.E. MN. This particular quilt is a smaller one and abounds with HST (half square triangles). The outer, plaid border is a ‘homespun’ type fabric which is a looser weave. The quilt stitches that I am doing will flow from the center to the edges in the hope that it will draw the fabric in and stabilize it a bit. We’ll see. Some feathers in the large red star, a variety of motifs in the white stars, and an all over swirl will complete the quilt. Photos to follow. To “sandwich” the quilt, I follow Sharon Schamber’s technique of using 1”x4” boards to wrap the backing and top on and “float” the batting in between. The results are a perfectly “on-grain” sandwich which is a joy to quilt. The first of several videos on this can be found here.
Happy Quilting Day!!!!……….