Friday, September 7, 2012

Patriotic Double Slice

I finished up the quilt Spooky "helped" me quilt the feathers on.

It will be a Quilt of Valor. And here is the back.

It was a little breezy this morning and I just gave up trying to get a picture of the full back. Getting the full front was hard enough!

Spooky also "helped" with the binding and did an excellent job of testing the quilt for comfort.

It is being washed right now since (1) the QOV Foundation requests that you wash the quilt before sending it off and (2) I always wash a quilt after it is has been cat tested.

The details:

The finished size is approximately 64" by 73". The pattern is called Double Slice Layer Cake Quilt and I used this tutorial by Missouri Star Quilt Company to make the center. I copied the border from one of the quilts shown in the video even though instructions for the border were not provided in the tutorial. I quilted it myself on my Handiquilter Sweet 16. I used 100% cotton Signature thread, the color is called Sand Dollar (an off white). The batting is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20. I didn't have a layer cake so I cut my own 10" squares of red, white and blue fabrics from my stash which allowed me to make it a little larger. I think most layer cakes have 40 squares, I used 42. This allowed me to layout the blocks in a 6 block by 7 block grid instead of a 5 block by 8 block grid.

I've been having my annual doctor appointments this week and had my yearly mammogram this morning. I pre-ordered my reward for these appointments and it came earlier this week.

A stack of half yard cuts of Bella plus coordinating solids. If you want some of these fabrics I suggest you snap them up soon! I ordered these from The Intrepid Thread but there are other places you can find these fabrics too. You can see all the prints I purchased if you go here. I even have a plan for some of these!!! More on that later.

Now I'm going to take some Advil and go sew. I had planned to do some errands this afternoon, but changed my mind after my doctor called to tell me she got me in for a mammo. this morning. One super yuck thing per day is my quota! I need to balance things out with something just for me this afternoon.


Denise in PA said...

I agree, yucky things should be limited to one per day and I love the idea of rewarding yourself! The quilting looks fabulous - what great texture!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Wow, it looks like you did a lot of feathers on that quilt. I love the quilt. You are such an inspiration. I just got some red/white/blue fabric today to make a Quilt of Valor. Thanks for the stats. That will be a big help when I start this.

Mama Pea said...

Your quilt turned out really nice, Lynn! Well done. Spooky is so cute. I was hugging Spidey today and thinking how big he's gotten. He's a big boy now. Doesn't look like a kitten any more.

I got my Bella the other day, too. I love it. I had a hard time choosing between fat quarters and half yards. In the end, I got fat quarters, given that I'm supposedly on a fabric diet and not supposed to be buying ANYTHING (because I can't fit it in my sewing room anyway!).

Jeanne said...

Nice work on your Double Slice!

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Sep. 08, 2012. Thanks again.

Linda said...

Feathers look phenomenal!!!!Love that pattern too!!! Looks like a pretty fast quilt to piece.