Have just enough time to get this one in on this last day of September! What a whirlwind of a weekend - had plenty of those end-of-the-month final details to take care of, like figuring out what borders needed to be added to this SewFest 2013 Veteran's Quilt prior to quilting:
|Added 4 exterior borders to this neat 'Gold Star' Veteran's Quilt|
|Adding binding via machine utilizing an elongated applique stitch||w/Rainbows Patriotic thread|
|Stitched down the quilt labels and prepped these quilts for shipping tomorrow|
|Gently laundered/Bound/Labeled - Ready for shipping!|
Had just enough time to get this stunning Quilt Of Valor loaded:
|Halfway through quilting this eye-catching QOV|
*CORRECTION: the Quirky Quilters Guild is located in Oscoda, MI. My sincere apologies to the Quirky Quilters Guild for my error and a Big Thank YOU to Clairellen for pointing this out to me ;-)
For now, I'm performing my typical SID w/clear mono-poly and Amber Bottom Line in the bobbin to match the gorgeous gold backing. Once I start the FUN quilting, I'll post more pics - planning on doing some 'flag-waving quilting', along w/Tango quilting in the background, (my version of McTavishing).
|Adding wave quilting w/HQ wave ruler|
I have some really pretty MasterPiece Indigo Blue and Red Hill for the corresponding blue & red areas, along w/White Bottom Line for these quilting applications, can hardly wait to get to that, probably sometime tomorrow!
Well...so much for those thread ideas, you know how that goes. We have those initial quilting/thread visions and then when faced w/actual quilting reality, and the original chosen thread colors don't match/are too shiny/not the right weight, etc., we make a few changes. I am now using So Fine #40 Bush Fire for the red flag stripes to make the waves - it's a wonderful variegated that has the darker hues of reds/burgandys in some of the stripe fabrics:
|Wave quilting in the red stripes of this QOV flag quilt|
|McTavishing/Tango quilting w/LAVA Sandy Beach in white stripes|
|Blue wavy borders w/Tang Quilting in the backgrounds|
|Close-up of star/flag stripes quilting|
This stunning Quilt of Valor from the Quirky Quilters Guild, located in Oscoda, MI, is officially finished:
|QOV coming off the frame|
For now - time to get back to it...