Bindings... this week is all about Bindings... I have a huge stack of quilts that just need bindings, so I've vowed to get a few of them done. Do you let them stack up or do you get right on and fish them before you start another project? If you do them right away, you are WAY better then I am.. I think I have 12 sitting here...
Helen, (aka: my quilt mom) along with my REAL mom, had a nice visit when Helen came to stay yesterday. We had a lovely visit, and chatted past our bedtimes. ( as it should be!)
And I just had word the commission CAMO quilt has LANDED at it's new home.... Here it is!
"THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!"
by Victoria Findlay Wolfe 2011-12
This quilt took me a year to make. The hand applique of the Eagles onto the camo, made for VERY slow work... It was very hard to sew through and my hands really had a tough time...slowly but surely... I persevered. So glad I did, I think it turned out great.
But, they look pretty darn good for winging it.
(haha, get it?)
Every quilt I make is a learning curve. I always try to find some NEW thing I can try on a quilt. Sometimes it might not look perfect, but in the "over all" scheme of things, It's the effort that counts. and by the end the skill is learned... I'm glad I took on the challenge, and know this quilt will be loved for ages... If we don't try new things, then we don't learn anything... and I learned a load making this quilt.
Enjoy the quilt, Bob.
I hope your family treasures it for a long time!
* Bob is in the air force and her asked me to make a quilt out of his old uniforms. This is the outcome of that challenge. The center star reflects the US Air force symbol, along with the eagles. The colors of red white and blue are soften with the yellow tones. I wanted a subtle patriotic theme without being "4th of July"...I also wanted it to be a quilt that was lovely enough to always have on a bed, that other colors can be used in the room, besides red white and blue. I hope it blends well in the family home. ;-)