Monday, November 16, 2009

Quilt of Valor - Progress


3 corners done - It's straight and square in person.

I have 3 sides on - they all behaved, but side 4 decided to mess up - couldn't have been me! The printing on the selvage extends into the side-setting triangle. Dang it. I'll have to trim that out and piece in another.

The colors are so much prettier than this photo taken in a gloomy room. I'm liking it! Today I purchased batting and a soft gray/blue quilting thread.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful. Thank you for participating in QoV.

bingo~bonnie said...

Oh, I feel your frustration. Just a week ago when I was sewing my extra blocks into a strip for my backing I noticed I'd sewn two wrong ends together - but b/c I was rushed for time, I just left it... I'll call the back side the tangled Christmas lights!

however not too long ago I read where a blogger made a tradition to including a selvage end on her quilt label so she could remember the name of fabric... so If this was a quilt to keep - I'd leave it... but I see that you've already promised it to QOV. Hope it's not too much trouble to correct...

and I love the boarders for this one... I noticed you mitered them. I'd love to one day learn how this is done. I've never been brave enough to attempt it.

Love from Texas! ~bonnie

FLO_rancher said...

I have learned to cut off the salvage edge right after I wash a piece of fabric..and sometimes that can mean..I am a quarter of in inch short on fabric later..can't win..sew peacefully..the Quilt of Valor is wonderful. DEB};o

Exuberant Color said...

some people are putting a selvege or 2 in purposely with all the popularity of selveges. why would you tear it out of there. It isn't bold and I think it should stay. Shoo those quilting police out of your house!

Nancy said...

Lovely quilt. It is going to make a veteran very happy.

The Calico Quilter said...

That's a very pretty, accurate miter. I respect anyone who does mitered corners so nicely, they're the bane of my existance. The worst thing about the selvedge is that it doesn't behave like the rest of the fabric - doesn't have any give, shrinks differently. It unfortunately has to go. I cut it off first thing when I start cutting pieces, so I don't run into a problem later. Then, of course, I can't remember what fabric it is! Especially if I run out and try to find more.

aubirdwoman said...

don't you just hate it when that happens. Great quilt tho.