|Quilt of Valor|
Quilts can often have a more feminine look to them, so I did quite a bit of looking to find a pattern/design with a more masculine appeal. As soon as I saw this quilt designed by the talented Ara Jane Olufson I knew it was the right one. She happily granted us permission to use her design for our quilt.
|A bit of breeze to add movement|
The Faith Circle ladies were so wonderful to make extra blocks and send fabric squares so that our quilt would be of a nice size. It ended up at 64" x 80" before washing. Perfect size to snuggle up on the couch with!
|This picture shows off the nice texture added by the long arm quilting|
The long arm quilting was graciously done by a local friend - we agreed that an all over star pattern was the best choice. The Quilts of Valor Foundation has guidelines they request you follow for all quilts, and included in that is the label. I usually struggle with what to put on a label, so I found their guidelines to be very helpful.
|I used a Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pen to make the label|
This was a very satisfying quilt to work on and finish. I hope it will be a blessing to it's intended owner.
The Faith Circle is a virtual quilt group operating under the guidelines of do. Good Stitches. If you are interested in finding out more, or joining, you can do so here.