Sunday, November 9, 2014

Happy Veterans Day! Nov 11.

To all those that have served kept us free to do as we choose, thank you!!  I can't imagine what some have sacrificed.  We are free because of the brave.  I did finish the top for the my niece and the 101st Airborne.  I just have to do some fancy quilting on this one and get it to her.  She's on her way home and I'm so glad.   She'll be here for her dads 60th Birthday which is just wonderful for both of them.  I think I'm going to use Polydown with this one.  I have a bit of unevenness by the embroidery and I think a higher loft in that area will help and fill things in a bit.  Just a little concern as I do plan to do some fancy quilting on this one (though at this moment I have not idea what that will be) and I don't want it to be too stiff.  I think the hobbs 80/20 may keep it a bit softer.  But I also have some wool batting too.  Thoughts?  What will be the softest of the three with some medium to dense quilting? This turned out to be a nice size, 90 x 90 before quilting and washing.  I completely ran out of the red and blue.  That is why the borders are the size they are, nothing more was in the house.  The white in the border is actually a different white from the interior, but I think it matches well enough.  I didn't have anything at all that could match the blue or red.  But it all came from my stash which is awesome!

I finish this week as well.  I had almost all of a fat eight pack of Oh La La fabric line.  I just adore these fabrics.  I added a couple of solids, used the accuquilt 3.5 x 6.5 die and had a quilt together before you know it.  I used this one as leader and ender  project when I was making the Brick Road.  I just love the colors on this one.  Panto is Fanfare by Patricia Ritter, this is definitely one of my favorite edge to edge pantographs.  Hobbs Poly down batting, Glide thread on top, magna glide in the bobbin.  Size is 48 x 60 after washing, nice lap size.
Fanfare Pantograph, Hobbs Polydown Batting, Glide thread
Brick by Brick
Brick by Brick
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6 comments:

  1. My SIL's last quilt was with Oh La La and it is such a colorful line. Have you considered using bothe the poly and wool for a nice soft feel - gives great drape, too.

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  2. That brick quilt is Sweet! And your quilt top is pretty amazing and bigger than I imagined. I have always found the wool quilt to be soft, but have never quilted it densely.

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  3. Both are beautiful ...really love the vets one ! :)

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  4. I saw your picture before reading your text and I didn't even think the borders were not supposed to be that way. I really like it!

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