Wednesday, January 20, 2016

United We Stand

United We Stand
Quilt of Valor
58 x 73 inches
United We Stand is Quilt of Valor #85 - complete list can be seen here.

The center of this top is a four-piece panel by Andover Fabrics, and it was a bugger to use. The main problem (other than not being square) was the star on the navy blue section that meets at the center seam. I bet every person who has used these panels has cursed that one star. Even the photo on the free pattern, shows it is nearly impossible to match the pieces.

I probably should have made one of the alternative patterns for the panel, but I didn't know they existed until I was nearly finished.

Despite the funky stars near the center, this is one of my favorite quilts: I love the pieced border and will probably use that on another quilt.

Last week, I mailed six quilts to volunteer longarm quilters, so when they are returned, I will be kept busy attaching the binding. The six quilts were: Gemstones, Simply Stars, Calico Stars, Open Windows (all finished in 2015) and Fiesta and Blue Lagoon (finished in 2016).

8 comments:

  1. I think I agree with you...this is one of the best ones yet:)

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  2. Clearly those stars cannot be matched no matter what you do. I never even noticed them until you pointed it out. This is a beautiful quilt!

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  3. The designer of that panel clearly wasn't thinking ahead to how it would be used. But it turned out great. I'm amazed at how many of these you manage to make and every one of them is so pretty.

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  4. I can see why this is one of your favorites! I think it is mine too. It's a gorgeous quilt.

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  5. FANTASTIC!!! I love those funky stars. It gives the quilt character and says, "I'm different--like America!"

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  6. Sorry it was so difficult but it is Hands Down my favorite

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