"On the plains of Oklahoma, with a windshield sunset in your eyes like a watercolor painted sky, you'd think heavens doors have opened."
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Saturday, August 30, 2008

But for the binding - IT'S DONE!!!!

So here we go - The Patriotic Quilt is OFF the longarm!! My first attempt at a full sized quilt just needs the binding and I have no idea how I am going to wrestle it on. I haven't decided what color fabric I will use, either.

It must weight 100 pounds. I'll have to wash it at a commercial laundry mat and once that happens, I think the quilted parts will really pop.

Here are some pictures of the back before it is washed. It turned out a lot better than I thought it would but please don't look too closely. Some of those lines look like I was drunk when I was running the longarm. I practiced using the ruler and took extra time on a number of the more intricate blocks. I meandered in other places and used a panto on the border and corners.

I'm exhausted just looking at it. It was very satisfying to work on.


Stephanie D. said...

I like it, I like it!

No one will see the slips but you, anyway.

And OH, I loved the baby Jezebel and baby Evelyn pics! They look so huggable--I just want to bury my face in their fur.

Lindsay Jean said...

It turned out great - the quilting looks fantastic!

Anonymous said...

I think it looks awesome! In a few days you won't see the things that bother you.

Patsy said...

It is beautiful, and you should be very proud. You have taken the first step by completing this quilt. It won't be long that you wll be whizzing through with the longarm.

Love the boy's picures.


Pam said...

Great work, Penny!!! It looks beautiful. Thanks for posting the photos of the back, it really makes all of detail work stand out.