Sunday, January 17, 2010

Quiltathon update - 10am CT Sunday

First, I worked later than normal for me to catch up a little from yesterday's start and I finished a third top I'm extremely proud of.  More on that in a moment.

Regarding the practice piece yesterday. That was the Western wall hanging in my WIP list. I'm leaving it as a WIP for now b/c I may rip out all those stitches or, more easily since someone was able to direct me to the designer of the pattern, get a new pattern and make a new one without all the building and creating errors.  We will see but my original intent to have it as a wall hanging has not disappeared so that keeps it as a WIP.

Now, the LSU quilt top is complete and will be quilted today. Since I am going to do a meander stitch with LSU and Tigers written in randomly, this should quilt fairly quick. I need to make the binding strips still out of some leftover fabric for this one. I may not get this complete today because I can't machine bind and keep the sewing "hidden" but I'm going to try!

The penguin wall hanging needs to have the binding finished and the embellishments sewn on. I believe this will be complete today! Hooray!

Finally, the top I finished last night (except the outer border which will be completed in about 20 min.) and a call for help.  This is my original design and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. So thrilled in fact, I am going to write down what I did so I have the record if I ever want to make it again.  I never knew a creation from start could be so satisfying. I've had some concerns along the way I measured or cut wrong, etc. but so far so good.  This will be backed by a light minky fabric. I do not plan to put any batting in.  I have a few quilting ideas but decided I would call out to you in blog land for your ideas as well.  I love ideas to choose from. 





Now, how are YOUR projects going?  Feel free to pop over to Judy L.'s site to check in on all the other quilting fools this weekend!

10 comments:

Barb said...

What a great quilt - and designed from start to end. Wow! Looks like a winner to me ( and a potential boy quilt as well)!

Mary-Kay said...

What a great quilt! I love it. I was thinking you could outline quilt the planes and in the border you could put some loop-de-loops to mimic a stunt plane flying. I would also stitch in the ditch all the main blocks and the borders. Maybe some small stippling around the planes to make them stand out. You could do all kinds of other stuff but it depends on how you want it to look. I love the colours you chose for it and it's really an outstanding quilt. Great job!

Laura said...

Great quilt and it sounds like you've gotten a lot done lately! Good job!

scraphappy said...

Such a bright and happy quilt. I just love the log cabin border. It really pulls all the colors together nicely.

Amy said...

Cute quilt! You've been cranking out the projects.

Barb said...

What a wonderful quilt, love the colors,everything....

I try to comment back to you but you have a no reply...I didn't realize that I have commenting to you for a while now to the no reply...funny

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Barb, I don't know what "no reply" is but if it allows me to chat more with you all, tell me how to enable the reply! :D

Krista said...

That's a great quilt! I love the bright colours.

I'd probably do some echo quilting, or stippling, around the airplanes, and maybe some outline stitching to highlight parts of them.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

OMG you're on fire!

You go girl...I cant help with suggestions for the quilting,but just love what you've done this weekend.

homemadepineapplemarshmallows said...

Fantastic quilt. All boyish and pie in the sky like! Looks like a lot of work, though. :)