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Friday, August 22, 2008

Olympic Quilting

With only one more weekend left for the Olympics in Bejing I thought I would show some of my progress with my quilt projects.
Funny how things can sit for months and then in about 2 weeks or so I get through those binding and stitchery projects. LOL
First project is another BOM from the Jody Warner Flower Blocks of the Month book...August that I showed in progress a bit ago.
I may add some buttons to the middle of the sunflower if I can find the right ones in my stash.
Second you see another thing that just needed binding. This is a pre cut Fusible appliqe by Dilys Fronks . Somehow I didn't fuse it right so I had to do all the topstitching with invisible thread and it tooke me a lot longer than planned. I was unsure how to finish it so I just went by the seat of my pants and I like the overall effect but need to trim for the binding rather than eyeballing it so that the outside edge of the "glass" fabric is an even width but it is done...
Now only 3 more to do! LOL
I finally have DH's Cruise quilt done and bound! I love how it turned out and the quilter did such an incredible job!
It was a custom job and she took all my "wants" and quilted them into the quilt..Each of the four corners have featured one of our stops from Key West to Belize. there are waves and cruise ships around the border and a wonderful sun motif in the center! Whoo hoo!
Glad I was able to get it done and gifted to DH for this year's b-day
Close up of Belize and Key West corners and quilt center
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2 comments:

Nedra said...

You asked about the Fun and Done Quilt patterns. They are published under Prairie Sky Quilting www.prairieskyquilting.com
I will be teaching a class on Fun and Done in February at Bonnie Mile's Bryce retreat. Do you know Bonnie, or have you ever been to one of her retreats?

Catherine said...

Your cruise quilt is quite wonderful. Really does make one think of warm water and tropical sunsets!