First in the quilting line-up, a quilt top created by 'our Doris', bordered out and ready for quilting. Once we got our thread options chosen - one of our long-time favorites, you'll remember this one:
|Superior's Rainbows Patriotic machine quilting thread - one of our favs!|
|Maxi-lock for bobbin thread and Revive for press-F R E E/wrinkle F R E E backings...|
what a perfect quilting combo! (Additional info here: www.melaleuca.com/deblindley)
|Customized 'Betty Boop' side tensioners - got this neat idea from |
Professional Quilt Artist/Instructor, Sharon Schamber...works great!
After the quilt top/backing/batting is loaded, bobbins are wound, machine threaded, side tensioners attached, favorite House episode of Season #3 picked out and ready to watch/listen to, time to start quilting! That is until a storm blew in and the power went out...UGH!
Alrighty then - 2 hours later, after the storm passed and the power returned, it was NOW time to quilt, and quilt we did!
This was FUN!!
|Quilting the Stars and Swirls panto|
|Dave Hudson's Random Stars panto|
And no QOV of ours would be considered complete without a little McTavishing, and here we go:
|McTavishing the top border w/LOTS of swirls to mimic a waving flag|
|McTavished side border w/Rainbows Patriotic...neat!|
IF we hadn't lost our power for those 2 hours, might've been able to finish! Oh well, there's ALWAYS tomorrow, tomorrow...
It's Tomorrow! UPDATE 4/07/2016: just finished quilting and coming off the frame:
|Doris's QOV coming off the frame|
|Star panto quilting w/Firecracker swirls and McTavishing quilting in the borders|
|The back shows the quilting a little better ;-)|
|ALL quilted and ready for binding and labeling!|
UPDATE 4/21/2016: ALL finished and ready to be awarded to Doris's Vietnam Vet. You may read ALL about it by following this direct weblink to our East Central IL QOV blog posting: http://eastcentralilqov.blogspot.com/2016/04/korean-veteranmcdonalds-employee.html