Monday, September 27, 2010

Kevin's Navy Retirement Quilt

 This is another quilt top made of all half-square triangles. 
Just graphed it out so that I had enough of each color. 
Fabrics are very scrappy and may need some more rearranging
  before I actually sew all the rows.The pillows you see
are not part of the quilt. 

 I have started Kevin's Navy Retirement quilt.  It is not a secret because I wanted his input.  He is actually going to receive it before the end of the year so that he can hang in one of his offices to remind him that retirement will happen next year.  He actually has to retire because the Navy does not let you stay more than 30 years.

The basic top will be sewn together and quilted with homework stars (something I do on Quilts of Valor to signify a job well done -- teacher in me).  Then I am going to do needle-turn applique stars with all of his duty stations and job assignments on larger off-white stars and then the more memorable operations like Desert Shield, Desert Storm, etc. on smaller stars.  If needed I will then go back an do a button hole stitch to help highlight the stars, but I decided that I did not want to do machine applique because I might want to add something else before his actual retirement.  The quilt will be 40 x 60.  The label on the back will list all the places we have lived during his service.

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