My 2019 Quilt of Valor

I actually enjoyed quilting this one, no tension issues!

2019 QoV by CJ Tinkle
2019 QoV by CJ Tinkle

I used a cornflower blue Glide thread on the top, and navy blue Bottom Line thread in the bobbin. After fixing my check spring on my tension unit, it was a joy to be able to use two different color threads again with no pokies in the corners.

I tried a new Panto on this one, an I really like the way it turned out!

Stars at the Gate Panto
Stars at the Gate Panto

The Hunter Star blocks almost always looks better custom quilted, but if you use a Panto on it, scale makes a big difference. This Panto loads up at about twelve inches high. I scaled it back to seven inches, so that the stars were similar in size to my stars or the centers of the blocks.

I digitized the quilt label in Embrilliance, using the leftover backing fabric. I typically will do the labels on the light fabric, but it looks so much nicer on the dark that matches, and the girls said they could use a gold or silver fabric pen to write in the recipients name.

The binding is ready to be turned, so I’ll have a project besides my hexies to take along to my guild retreat at the end of the week.

CJ Tinkle

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Beverly Cyphers

    Turned out lovely. The panto is perfect. I like the laundry instructions. Can my group use your idea and words for the laundry instructions on our QOV?

  2. Mary Ann

    Beautiful CJ. A wonderful gift to someone who has served our country!

  3. Chris P

    I enjoyed reading about your fix for the tension issue (I think I need to order a spare check spring) and I think the quilting pattern is a wonderful choice for the Hunters Star. Beautiful quilt.

    1. tinksquared

      Thank you Chris. I try and keep spare parts for anything on my longarm I think might fail… belts, wheels, stitch regulator encoder wheels, etc.

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