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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Flannel Carpenter's Star - Finished!
I just finished my largest quilt yet, measuring a finished 102 inches x 104 inches. It is double batted with Hobbs Heirloom Premium Wool and a layer of Legacy Bamboo Blend Batting on the back. The whole thing is flannel. She's pretty heavy! I expect it will be warm during cold winter nights.
And now for the binding.!
I designed the quilt using Electric Quilt 7. It's a simple pattern that shows off the quilting well and went together quickly. The backing is a lovely tone-on-tone in grey, which I used in one of the borders then feathered around it to frame the inside medallion.
I used Glide Cool Grey on both front and back. Glide has become my 'Go To' for most of my quilting. It's strong and doesn't cause a lot of dust or breakage during the stitch-out. 992,861 stitches in this baby and not one break! The quilt was finished using my Statler by Gammill combined with some ruler work. The designs (and - of course - my inspiration) came from Bill Hibbett and Karen McTavish (both from Legacy Quilting) and Christy Dillon from MyCreativeStitches.com. I also used a Digitech Patterns from the Heart of my Heart collection in each of the corners, pulling together the outside borders.
Reverse to show the detail.
I was pleased to get a bit of attention for this little project. Thanks to Michelle and Andrew Weaver of Andrew's Sew and Vac in Wenatchee Washington for keeping my machine purring. You are the best!