Monday, October 28, 2013

Patriotic Stars: A Finish


I quilted away on Saturday and was able to get the binding sewn on and pinned down... but waited til Sunday morning to sew the binding down.  Good light makes all the difference when sewing, imho...

The red inner border is barn red or cranberry rather than red-red... but it's the best I could do.

I meandered in the center...


...did a loop-de-loop in the barn red border...


...and stars in the outer border.


You can see three stars plus the backing below...


...and I did my usual triangle/corner label.


The quilting isn't perfect, not by a long shot... but I am getting better.  This quilt is going to one of my brothers-in-law, both of whom are like brothers to me....


...and are wonderful uncles to my children and grandchildren.



14 comments:

  1. Love it Freda......!!
    It will be much loved too.
    Great quilting.....

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  2. I think you are doing a great job. I love the quilt, and your quilting looks really good. And the more you do, the easier it gets. : )

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  3. It looks wonderful, Freda. I'm sure Monty will love it! :o)

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  4. I love everything about this. Like your quilting too. You are ahead of me, I send most of mine out to my long arm quilter. Love your backing fabric too.

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  5. I would call it a success! The quilting is just what it needed and I am sure it will be loved.

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  6. What a wonderful quilt, Freda. Great colors and quilting. A beautiful finish. Congratulations : )

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  7. Great job! I think the quilting looks great! He will love it.

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  8. A beautiful quilt. Freda...the quilting is beautiful too. Your quilting is beautiful too!! Congratulations on a finish, your BIL will love it. Happy stitching!! Pauline

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  9. The quilting looks perfectly perfect! Good job on the meandering, and I love the loopies! What a special SIL he has.

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  10. Beautiful job on their quilt! You must be so pleased that it is done.

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  11. I've like this quilt from the very first block that you shared. And I like it even more now that it's finished. Your brother-in-law is going to love it.

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  12. Wonderful job. I know this quilt is going to be appreciated.
    Lillian

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  13. Absolutely WONDERFUL!!! The quilting is PERFECT!!!! and the backing is ooooooo,la,la!!! What a treasure to have such sweet BIL!!!! I had no sisters - so alas no BIL!!!!

    Blessings, hugs and prayers!!!

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