Custom Longarm Machine Quilting

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Quilt for Valor

I have been signed up to be a longarm quilter for Quilts of Valor for a while now, but since there are more longarmers than piecers in Utah, I haven't had the opportunity to quilt one until recently.  A client of mine had finished this beautiful quilt for a Quilts of Valor project her quilt guild had been working on, and she brought it to me to quilt for her.

As a Quilts of Valor quilter I have a strict set of guidelines that I have to follow. One of them is to quilt the quilt in an appropriate design for the patriotic nature of the quilt. On this quilt I chose to highlight the stars in the blocks. I quilted a small star in the center of the block, and did a wavy back-and-forth design in the block background.
In the sashing I quilted a loops and stars design.  In the outer border I quilted Cathedral windows in the smaller triangles, and a feather pattern in the larger triangles.
I think the quilt turned out beautifully. I am so glad that I was able to give back to the men and women of our country who have given their lives and/or time in military service.

If you would like to learn more about the Quilts of Valor program, you can find that info here.  If you have a quilt for Quilts of Valor and would like to request a longarmer in your area, you can find that form here. If you live in the Utah County area and would like me to quilt your Quilt of Valor quilt, please contact me via email or my Facebook page for more information.  If you are interested in the requirements for making a quilt for Quilts of Valor, you can find the guidelines here.