Speaking of waiting. The wait is over for Spin as to whether or not she got accepted into Road to CA. She did not. Disappointed? For about 10 seconds, yes. I was a little surprised at how little the 'rejection' effected me! I guess my perspective helps. . . it's a crap shoot (literally!! LOL) and the process is subjective to those who are doing the jury process. What floats my boat may not float theirs. Wouldn't the land of quilts be a totally boring place if we all loved the same things?? I for one hope that never happens!
Here are some pictures of Off Course Done and dusted. . . OK a LOT of pictures LOL
|Close up of quilting.|
|Another closeup of quilting....|
|And another. . . Yup that's my arm and hand LOL|
|And another for good measure :)|
|And another close up just because.|
|And a shot of the back :)|
Fabric:The New Colourshott fabrics for the background, Vintage Silver (COTX28), Charcoal (COTX29), Black (COTX30); the blues are Banda (COTX16), Timor (COTX17) and Celebes (COTX18); and the pinks/purples are Lilac (COTX19), Sweet Pea (COTX20) and Dusk (COTX21). I have said it before and I will say it again - these new Colourshott fabrics are nothing short of amazingly awesome! Michael's customer service can.not.be.beat! Check out the Shotthrough blog for free patterns and lots of inspiration! You might see Off Course there. . . OK, you will if you go here!! How cool is that?? :D I used Widescreen by Carolyn Friedlander in black for the back. Seriously LOVE this fabric for backings!!
Batting: I used a double bat of Quilter's Dream Wool and Quilter's Dream Select 100% Cotton. I have used this combo on several quilts - LOVE! Even though this quilt is pretty densely quilted, it is not stiff or hard. Gotta love that!!
Thread: Isocord for everything. . . colors? Not sure. . . Black for the back. I matched the colors for the front. If you are interested in the color numbers, let me know, I'll stop being lazy and look them up! HA
Piecing technique: I did not paper piece this however I did draw up two different templates. One for the blue geese, one for the purple/pink. I cut the triangles for the geese and the 'wings' from the templates and then pieced them together. It actually worked well. The blocks finish at 9". For the negative space, I cut 9.5" wide strips and pieced them to the geese by rows and cut them to size as I went. Probably not the most efficient way of doing it. . . but then again we all know there are times I'm not known for my efficiency :D
My biggest lesson learned in the process of making this quilt? Sometimes what seems like a complete total disaster in quilting turns out to be exactly as it should have been from the start! You can go here to read about my little melt down moment when I was quilting this quilt :)
So there you have it folks. Finally, a completely finished quilt! It seems like FOREVER since I had a finish! Oh yeah, it has (at least for me)! I have an hour of quilting left on the MM Challenge quilt that is no longer going to be entered into the challenge. I'll do the big reveal of that quilt when it is finished (Monday at the latest because I am
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday and Sew She Can for Show Off Saturday.