Army medallion quilt for my son
I haven't been posting for a while as I was in an bicycle accident over Memorial Day weekend. Broke my arm in ten places and completely ruptured my ACL, and tore my ACL and meniscus. After two surgeries, I am pretty much back to normal--just very leery of bicycles! So it was great to be able to get back to sewing and quilting again.
Several years ago my asked me to make him a quilt with the ArmyÂs 160th Night Stalkers emblem on it. I had made him a medallion quilt with the emblem of the unit he was a part of in Germany and he wanted an updated version after he joined the 160th.
After trying for two years to perfect the medallion in the center of this quilt, I gave up on perfection and declared it done so I wouldn't delay the completion of the whole quilt, since I couldn't start the quilt until the medallion was done. I was happy about how it turned out (medallion excluded!). The fabric in the corner stones has a tiny print of the Statue of Liberty and the 'Flying Geese', which seemed appropriate for a guy who loves flying. The Center large star is reminiscent of the Army star and it is machine-quilted in a random star pattern. I spent a lot of time looking for blue print fabrics that were masculine and not the frou-frou type.
I finished hand-sewing the binding this weekend and the burden of guilt at the delay in completion has been lifted! I would like to send it to him but I don't want to risk it getting lost so I will have to wait until he is back in the States (he is currently deployed overseas) to give it to him.
Here is a link that might be useful: