Friday, October 25, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival

Ohhhh, it's the Fall 2013 Blogger's Quilt Festival time again.  Thank you Amy Ellis for all your hard work getting this launched and put together.

 It was difficult this year to pick the category that I wanted to enter, but there's a very special group of quilters that are close to my heart - the Valle Vista Quilters group.  We are primarily a subset of the Kingman Quilters Guild, but do have some who join us who are not members of the guild.

I'm selecting the category Favorite Group/Bee Quilt because this year our Valle Vista Quilters created 4 quilt tops for the Kingman Quilters Guild Quilt of Valor celebration in November.  Each year our guild presents to wounded warriors in Mohave County.  This year, I was asked to quilt one of the beautiful tops that was pieced by our group. 
Snow Ball Quilt Top with Rows of Appliqued Stars

The snow balls were each made individually by our quilters and were assembled into this uniquely designed quilt top.
Quilt Motif of a Waving US Flag with a Border of Feathers
 The quilting
The border uses the same verigated
thread in a feathered border
The red stripes are filled with paisleys
The field of stars emulate  the size and shape of the applique'd stars

Jo was our co-ordinator.  She laid out the snow balls and presented each of us with a strip to sew, then laid out the strips and sashing and appliqued rows driving the effort to assemble the quilt tops.

Lastly Margie created labels for the quilts that include each and every name of the participants from Valle Vista who helped with the quilts.

Fun, fun time with projects that help show our appreciation for quilting and for those who served in our military.

1 comment:

  1. The quilting really brings the blocks and theme together. Lovely!