Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Deployment quilt

I just did some browsing on a Yahoo group that I belong to (WASIQ) to see when exactly I received the 12 star blocks that are shown in the quilt and it was April 18th, 2003. Boy, time flies I tell you!
Members with deployed family members or some close family member in the service were gifted with these deployment blocks. At the time Cliff had been on an 8 month tour, so having been gifted with the star blocks touched me deeply.
I used EQ5 to design a setting for the blocks and came up with a quilt that has 50 stars total. Go ahead and count them. ;o)

Well, as you can see in the close-up of one of the star blocks above, I finished outline quilting all of the stars (1/4" inside and outside of each star) and did some loops on the red border of each star.
To quilt all 12 blocks in this way it took me two hours, which I spread out over two days.
Now I'm debating how I want the blue sashing and white sashing stars to be quilted, but in the meantime I'll sew on some bias binding I made yesterday to the "1st" quilt, before I get back to working on this quilt again and maybe inspiration will have hit me by then. LOL

1 comment:

Susan said...

Very pretty quilt! I like your setting. You are really getting your money's worth out of EQ5.