|Thanksgiving fun, Ted, me, Jim, and John|
I finished quilting, binding AND labeling the 3D PopStars quilt last week and am just getting around to posting it. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
I used a free pattern from FatQuarterShop, as I explained in a previous post, using 12 fat quarters collected from various sources. The tan background fabric and the dark brown shadow and border/binding, are all fabrics from Walmart's wall of one-yard prepackaged cuts.I chose to add the one-inch dark inner border
to highlight the shadowing color, and then made a finished (close to) 1-inch binding, enclosing the pieced border that was made in the same fabrics as the stars. I really like the framing effect that it gives.
I hand-quilted in a big stitch around each star, alternating between a tan and a reddish brown thread, and then did the remainder of the quilting, with the tan thread, by machine on the Jazz 2.
EDIT: You know what, I was mistaken ! I forgot until seeing the above photo, that I had also handquilted around and in the borders with bigstitch as well !
The quilt finished with a measurement of around 52 x 70 inches. 80/20 cotton/poly batting by Fairfield/Polyfil, ordered online from Walmart.com. I'm thinking of looking for a bit loftier cottony batting. This just seems too thin lately.
Months ago I bought a quilt kit from Fabric.com, from one of their half-off Fabric Friday sales, while I was waiting to receive my Jazz 2 machine. Well, I wound up piecing it as a trial for my new JukiTL-2010Q, which performed beautifully.
************************* Yesterday my brother John and his wife, Deb, hosted a family Thanksgiving at their house for our side of the family. All five whole siblings were there, praise God, but sadly my half-brother Richard wasn't present......I keep hoping !!!!!!!! Anyway, we all brought something, and there was a ton of food, and talk, and laughter, and the kids and grandkids playing outside in the rain ! I'll share a couple of pictures , but hoping my daughter sends me more.
|My niece, Ruhama and her husband, Rex|
|My brother, Jim, and his love, Lisa|
And finally, I got out the many mini-jellyrolls that I bought on clearance, for a dollar apiece, last January, and did a bit of string-piecing, and several borders, to wind up with this. Now to get IT quilted ~!~ (Maybe.......after resting abit from SO MANY BORDERS, I may wind up adding MORE......I still have a bag full,.....6 more jellyrolls !
|Currently only 50 inches square..........should I keep going?????|