Good Morning II all ready to load!
Came out pretty good, I think ;-) You'll notice I switched out the lime-y green batik interior sashings for pink-y/orange batiks, and the exterior perimeter border is Moda's Good Morning yellows/pinks/oranges versus the previous Good Morning purple. The strips are all from the same Good Morning jelly roll - and as we all know, I LOVE jelly rolls! After all, I didn't get nicknamed StripperDeb for nothin' ;-)
Here's the original Good Morning quilt top for a quick comparison:
Because I was short a few strips (found them later after the completion of this quilt),
I had to create a couple of embroidery blocks to fill in the original Good Morning.
Quilters are a creative bunch, aren't we?
Aren't these fabrics FUN?!
Now that that Good Morning II is all pieced, time to decide how to quilt this one. I've been thinking of doing a panto. In fact, Good Morning I was almost panto quilted but I was in such a rush trying to get all 3 Hurricane Sandy quilts done I just quilted them all virtually the same w/McTavishing. And now I'm so glad I did, since they ended up being a cohesive 'trio set' and I think the similar piecing w/similar quilting works for those three. However, for this one, I think it's time to change things up a bit. Here's one of the panto designs I'm considering:
Fly Away panto by Jodi Beamish
I like the undulating pattern of Fly Away and the scale seems perfect. Others being considered, Circle of Life by Patricia Ritter, Fantasy Flame 2 by Jessica Schick, and Harbour Wave by Patricia Ritter & Mary Beth O'Halloran.
Most of the pantos I purchase now come from urbanelementz.com, and I purchase the digitized versions for several reasons - 1)they are less expensive, 2)I can resize them to whatever size I may need, and finally, if I ever get my dream of adding a Pro Stitcher to my HQ16, (I use my Avante for all my freehand stitching because of the Precision SR, which works so wonderfully with McTavishing - my favorite type of quilting), 3)most digitized designs include the format for the Pro Stitcher, so I would already have them ;-).
Alrighty then, I'm off to print out a couple of samples and make my final quilting decisions...
UPDATE 6/8/2013: Decided to go with the panto Fly Away by Jodi Beamish:
Lookin' good so far
Using Superior's King Tut Harem with Quilter's Dream poly batting.
About halfway through:
Time to finish up...
Bound/gently laundered/labeled - ready to be shipped!
UPDATE 6/24/2013: Shipped and received by Mission of Love ;-)
I soooo enjoyed working on this FUN, sunshine-y quilt - my only hope is the recipient will feel the warmth that was quilted into this quilt especially for them, and know we are ALL standing strong with them. It was a true honor to be part of this quilt relief effort.
My Best to You and Yours,
PS...to see pictures of some of the many quilts for the Oklahoma Tornado survivors, (including Good Morning II - center right of photo page ;-) Please follow this Oklahoma Quilt Relief for Survivors link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/luanarubin/sets/72157634238654411/ ...Thanks!