Close-up of one of the embroidered/quilted blocks
This is one of my favorites!
The back - I almost like this as much as the front ;-)
That's what I love about doing these quilts - there are definite deadlines and it compels me to 'get w/the program' and get things done, even if I have to struggle through a new quilting design challenge, I always come out better on the other side packin' a brand new skill, it's a WIN/WIN for everyone!
Been using a few of Dusty Farrell's Radical Rulers to get some of my 'curves' going on with my McTavish/Tango quilting - they work great, especially when I get stuck for an idea.
Most of the quilts I've quilted recently have been embroidered/constructed by fellow Quilter's for Comfort members, who do such an incredible job. This quilt however, is my own personal contribution. I enjoyed designing this one, especially the embroidered blocks w/my trademark 'crazy quilt' spin on things. Because this quilt is intended for a very special Veteran, I wanted to keep it gender neutral. I did eliminate any blocks that could be considered too 'girly'. So it was somewhat of a challenge to add my crazy quilt embellishments in a tasteful manner, but I think it came out fine, don't you?
Coming off the frame...
And now I'm off to bind/wash/label - right after I celebrate w/Hershey Bar ;-)