Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hatch & Windows - Take 2...

It feels great to finally have finished this quilt.  I should have finished it long ago, but to be honest, I just didn't feel like quilting on the frame.  I was having too much fun working on other projects instead of buckling down and quilting row after row of pantographs.  So it sat, half quilted, for far longer than it should have!  However, last week, I made myself finish it.  And it wasn't nearly as painful as I expected it to be.  (Isn't that usually the case though?)

Hath & Windows - Take 2
I'm calling this quilt Hatch & Windows - Take 2.  (I ended up giving my parents the first version and making another one, hence the "Take 2".)  This will go to Quilts of Valor.  The pattern is Mystery 26 from the Yahoo Group Mystery Quilts 4 Military.  I pieced the back and used some leftover blocks to make a label for it.

I used a pantograph from the book Quilting Dot to Dot by Cheryl Barnes.  The pattern doesn't have a name, but it's on page 87.  (I've actually gotten a lot of really good pantographs from this book!)

Quilt pantograph I used
Quilts of Valor requires a presentation case to go along with each quilt so I made a pillow case out of some extra fabric.

Quilt and Presentation Case
So, the stats for this quilt are:
  • Size: 61" x 73"
  • Fabrics: from stash
  • Batting: Warm & White
  • Thread: Aurifil #2326 to piece, Superior Threads Rainbows #860 for quilting
  • Pattern: Mystery 26 (Hatch and Windows) from the Yahoo Group Mystery Quilts 4 Military
  • Quilting: p.87 Quilting Dot to Dot by Cheryl Barnes (20 passes, 6 bobbins)
  • Completed: April 2013
  • Recipient: QOV
Quilts of Valor is such a great cause so I'm very glad to have finally finished this.  They're building a group home in our area for those recovering and can use quilts for each person staying there, so I'll drop this off to them next week.  What's really great is that most of my quilt bee participated in this mystery too and have finished and delivered their quilts as well!

Love each other deeply with all your heart. 
1 Peter 1:22b (NLT)


  1. Beautiful! I love the colors. Congratulations!

  2. Congratulations on your finish! That's a very pretty quilt. I made a QOV top, too, but am stuck on the quilting part. Maybe this will motivate me to finish it.

  3. THat is pretty, Any soldier would be happy to have it. As an Army mom, I appreciate you making these QOV quilts


  4. Great finish and great QOV! Way to go!

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