Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's Done - Dylan's Stardust Quilt is finished.

And he loves it. His big smile and hugs warmed my heart when I gave it to him.

The quilt label was the very last important step to finishing this quilt. This time I drew a heart on a piece of muslin approx. 5¼″ x 5¼″ in size
and I monogrammed  the following using my Janome Horizon machine.
We are made from Stardust so shine so shine Dylan shine.
Quilted with love for Dylan Howell,
18th Birthday,
by Grandma Anne,
25th May 2013

I stitched interfacing (stabilizer) to the front of the label (covering the label), stitching a scant ¼in seam all the way around the edge of the heart label, I then cut a small slit in the middle of the interfacing and turned the label inside out, the back of the label was now encased and all of the seams were enclosed,

then I ladder stitched the label to the quilt back in one corner by hand.

And a big thank you to everyone, who has encouraged me along the way, I have really appreciated all the advice and comments I have received.

 I am on the lookout for a new project to quilt for my next grandson's 18th birthday Lachlan. I will keep you posted when I find one.

Until next time. Happy quilting



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Update Dylan's "Stardust Quilt"

OMG, the weeks have gone by so quickly the time has flown, this quilt has to be finished by the 25th May, only a few days left to get it finished in time for my grandsons 18th birthday on Saturday.

So here is an update on what I've been doing, the quilt has been sandwiched and hand basted (the back is a mirror image of the front only the colour placement in the stars is different on the other side) Whew! It was a mammoth job to get this step done.
and thanks to Leah Day's blog at  http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com.au/p/365-designs.html I was able to used combinations of different stitches from her blog 365 + Designs to free motion quilt this  baby.


Then I squaring up the quilt
Now I only have to put in a few more hours into preparing the binding and it will be ready for hand stitching. Yay. Fingers crossed I make the deadline.

Until next time happy quilting

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