Monday, March 18, 2013

Fly Away Home finished.

Posted by Strlady at 9:46 AM
I finished this one a couple of weeks ago but had not posted the final pics. Last time we talked about this quilt I had just finished the top and my machine had died. You can read about it here.

 I really needed to finish this quilt because it was going into the special exhibit on the Dallas Modern Guild at the Dallas Guild show earlier this month.

After piecing my backing (which I had to order twice because my first attempt at grey backing turned out to have a cream undertone), I proceeded to one of the most hated parts of quilting... Basting.

I knew I was doing a very straight forward design so I didn't have to MARK the quilt (which I always do because I'm not talented enough to wing it). I did practice a bit on the swirl design I was going to use on the geese units.

Then I started the lines on this one...

and more lines...

and every once in a while I needed to check my progress and measure how much I had left to do!

Until it was done!

Pretty darn happy with how it turned out.

Sweat equity that pays off

And after a failed attempt with the backing, I was actually loving the back too

I incorporated the label in the back.

This one should be coming home at the end of the month. I didn't get a chance to pick it up after the show so one of the organizers is holding it for me until the guild meeting. I'll be happy to see this one fly it's way home.. sorry, couldn't resist the pun.

6 comments on "Fly Away Home finished."

Cathy on March 18, 2013 at 9:50 AM said...

Looks good, very modern. Good job on the quilting too!

Sinta Renee on March 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I have a FG quilt that needs quilting... I might even attempt it now! I love your design.

Nancy Near Philadelphia on March 18, 2013 at 12:08 PM said...

It is wonderful.

Ellen in Oregon on March 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM said...

You did a fantastic job with the quilting. I'm sure there was a jot of adjusting, checking & rechecking as you moved the quilt along. Your beautiful results have encouraged me to give it a try on something smaller like a table topper & see how I do.
I really like both sides of the quilt. It is intresting how modern a traditional block, like the flying geese, becomes just by changing up the colors and going minimalist with the layout.

Darlene on March 19, 2013 at 8:23 AM said...

Wonderful...the quilting is perfect.

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