Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Flight Pattern

QOV kit
fabric for quilt top, binding, pillowcase and label
I attended the Winter Carnival Quilt Show on February 7, 2015 and selected a free kit for a Quilt of Valor. The Wyoming QOV coordinator asked that the finished quilt tops be returned to her before August so they could be quilted.

The fabrics in my kit were precut, so making the top was quite easy. Once I had all the blocks made, I placed them, according to the included diagram, on my design floor. Something about the block placement bothered my eye. The dark blue and light blue "arrows" were aligned in rows and headed in opposite directions, however, all my eye could see was a chunky dark blue house shape.

block layout shown in the pattern
I flipped one of the rows of blocks and saw a chevron, so I flipped every other row of blocks which resulted in a design where the "arrows" were alternating in each row. My eye was much happier with this design. The chunky houses were gone.

block layout with every other row flipped
I asked my sisters, niece, and a friend which setting they preferred. My sisters liked the original design; my niece, my friend, and I liked the revision. The majority ruled, so the rows were sewn together, using the alternate design setting.

Flight Pattern
Quilt of Valor
56 x 70
I prepared a backing for Flight Pattern and delivered it to the QOV coordinator on Friday. She was surprised to get it back so quickly.

Flight Pattern is QOV # 55

A complete list of the Quilts of Valor that I've made can be see here.

15 comments:

  1. I liked them both but probably prefer the second style too. A good lesson learned hey!

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  2. I'll bet she was surprised! No one whips these up like you do.

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  3. I like the revised version a lot more. It has the colors better distributed.

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  4. I like both!! I love the colours The black really sets it off nicely!!

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  5. I do like the revision one, it's much softer on the eyes, for me anyway.

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  6. Oh, I love this one! I can't answer you back to your comment on my QOV. For some reason, you have become an "anonymous no reply blogger." Just letting you know, in case you didn't intend for that to happen.
    Ann

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  7. I like the revised one also! My eye likes it! You are moving right along with your goal getting closer:)

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  8. I love American Potpourri. DO you listen to music while you work? Or do you need silence? I am listening to the guitarists Rodrigo and Gabriella, I love their music. IT is repetitive but so lovely.

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  9. Love that revision, too! You are one awesome quilter!

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  10. Good decision!! Now it looks like flight patterns. Nicely done! And I bet the gal was really shocked to get it back so quickly.

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  11. I like the revision much better! Looking at the first one made my eyes cross. You made a good choice!

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  12. Wow I love it. Really great eye came up with a really great pattern change.

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  13. Hello from Nebraska ... thanks for taking part in our National Sew Day!! Next time your see Stephanie, WY SC for QOV, tell her hi from Julia!! LOLOL

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  14. Hi

    Love your new setting, much easier on the eye.

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