Quilts of Valour FMQ

Last year I offered my longarm quilting services to Quilts of Valour. People donate quilt tops and fabric for backing and they ask longarmers to provide the batting and longarm services for free. I received these two quilts in January. One is a very busy batik quilt so I used an edge to edge design called Dazzle.

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The second quilt has a lot more background space so I chose to custom quilt it. Ironically the donated quilt top was from Quiltessential’s 2011 Block of the month program and I made the identical blocks (here is a link to my finished quilt).

QofV2front

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Donation for Quilts of Valour

Last fall I was very lucky and won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Sister’s Blogathon Canada.  It was Northcott’s Stonehenge OH CANADA line.  I knew immediately that I would use the fabric to make a quilt for Quilts of Valour.

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There was a ton of ruler work on this quilt.  My hand ached from holding the ruler too firmly.

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I added an extra 1/4 inch red flange under the binding to give the quilt a little extra border.

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