|QOV: "You Are A Super-Star!" coming off the frame|
Aptly named for the Quilt of Valor Recipient who will ultimately be Awarded this QOV
And I can tell the complete story about this very special Quilt of Valor. We had originally planned an entirely different quilt design for this competition, that is until we received the fabrics. As many of you know - fabrics have a tendency to 'talk to us', don't they? These incredible fabrics told us - "You need a different quilt design!" And they were right!
After much dilemma, several sleepless nights, time was running out! I kept going back to a design I faintly remembered seeing in a recently purchased book but, which one? I had purchased several at the time for some much needed inspiration. After going through many, many books late one night, I stumbled across it...FINALLY! The last book I searched through ;-), "Quilting With A Modern Slant" by Rachel May. Page 179 of that book held the key to our final design conception. The light/dark graphed-out drawing of Debbie Grifka's, "Milky Way" was exactly what we were looking for.
I could visualize the central background in white to showcase ALL those amazing stars in ALL those neat fabrics, utilize an accompanying fabric border from one of the fabric collections, and I believed we'd have a winning Quilt of Valor for a very deserving Service Member or Veteran. What do you think?
|One of the stars showcasing the stunning fabrics|
|Jamie Wallen's Continuous Swirls and panto quilting throughout the main body of this QOV|
McTavishing in the Blue borders
|Panto quilted w/continuous swirls in the interior, McTavishing in the borders. |
The quilting is much more visible from the back of this QOV
|2015 Quilting Treasures Quilt of Valor Challenge quilt label|
|And of course our East Central IL QOV badge|
|Embroidering our Brand-NEW QOV label for the Presentation Case (below)|
|Quilts of Valor Award Presentation case|
|"You Are A Super-Star!" Quilt of Valor w/Presentation Case prior to shipping|
Thank YOU and Good Luck to EVERYONE participating in this 2015 Quilting Treasures Competition!
Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”