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Quilting a Patriotic Quilt

on Apr 16, 2015 in Blog, contests | 2 comments

Patriotic Quilt | Moda ChallengeLeigh-Longarm-1

My friends came to visit recently and longarm?quilted?her military-themed quilt?on the HandiQuilter.

In the picture, my friend is working on a large, bed-size quilt with a patriotic, military theme. The whole project is part of a Moda challenge. She used the fabric line, Moda: Red, White and Free , I believe.

Leigh-Longarm-2For me, I pretty much quilt swirls or something really tight and reasonably intricate, though I did recently try rulers. I wasn’t much help to her for a free motion quilting design motif. Swirls don’t really scream military. Thankfully, our friend, also pictured, suggested stars with loopies. That is the official design name, by the way, Stars with Loopies.

Longarm Quilting | Patriotic Quilt

This was her first time on a longarm quilt machine and she juts hopped on like she had been quilting for years. She was so fast!

The back of the quilt has a label for each family she’s know as she’s lived all over the world on various Army posts. Pretty neat, idea, right? It works like a “friend” album, with each post/base where she met the family, listed by their name.

Longarm Quilt | Moda Challenge | Quilt BackAnd here’s the front of my friend’s quilt, finished and fabulous:

Patriotic Quilt | Moda Challenge




  1. Thanks Jen! It was so much fun!


    April 16, 2015

  2. What an amazing quilt! Of course the colors are fabulous, the pattern is terrific; but it is the actual quilting that brings it all to life. Thanks for sharing.


    April 16, 2015

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