Rachell Rilley saw my Leaves Galore Templates in Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine and has used them in some very interesting ways! I thought you might like to have today’s blog post written by Rachell so you can see her amazing Fire Fighter Quilt. Enjoy! Sue Pelland
Hi! My name is Rachell Reilly and I blog over at www.claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com. Sue asked me to share the story of my original block design using her Leaves Galore template: I call it the Dresden Maltese Cross or the Maltese Cross Dresden. The Maltese Cross has become the symbol of the American (United States) firefighter.
|The finished Challenge quilt: Maltese Cross Dresden mini-quilt. 24″ square. Original design by Rachell Reilly. All work, embroidery and quilting by Rachell Reilly.|
My hubby is pretty proud of me…he loves how it looks. I finally finished his quilt top with the Maltese Cross Dresden and paper-pieced rescue vehicles; now I need more firefighter fabric for the back. My hubby was very involved in the layout of his quilt and he’s very happy. If you would like to make your own quilted Maltese Cross, here’s a link to my tutorial: http://claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com/2014/02/maltese-cross-dresden-block-tutorial.html?m=1