November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day



To all the service men and woman out there, to just say thank you for your service is not enough. The freedom we enjoy as a country is a direct measure of the scarifies you have endured. Thank you for all the work you have put forth to defend America's honor. You are all heroes. Enjoy your day. 

**Now on to the quilt talk: 

This quilt was started back in July as a 4th of July quilt. Then didn't get finished, no surprise. And, still not finished.





Then a couple weeks ago, I dug the quilt top out of my WIP stack and decided it would be a great finish for Veteran's Day. After a string a no good events, this one is ALMOST done. 

First, I started quilting the top. Hated every stitch, then proceeded to rip out all the work.

New plan was just wavy lines, reminds me of a flag blowing in the wind. It worked, yay.  



Then I ran out of time to get the binding on! Answer, photograph without binding.

Then, set up the shoot take out my camera, snap a few shots. The camera dies. I am up visiting my parents and I don't have my real camera charger or the bag of accessories. Epic fail. Looks like no photos.


Go inside the house and admit defeat to my family. Family's solution, use my sisters regular camera. Think to myself, ok, the photographs will at least be finished. Photographed the quilt, then the pictures are horrible. Back home to photograph the quilt again.


After a crazy experience of nothing going right, this is finally semi-finished. This week I will spend the time sewing the binding on. At least this will be another project off my list of WIPs. 

Now, I am off to spend the day with my mom at IKEA (sounds of me squealing like a child with delight). 

-Patch & Chels 

15 comments:

  1. Now that is dedication! All that effort to photograph a quilt! And it is a lovely one too! The quilting is perfect indeed. Oh be sure to share your IKEA shopping results. I am glad it is not too close to me!

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  2. Lovely quilt, despite the trials and tribulations :)

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  3. The stars are so pretty! I'm glad you persevered through. :D Have fun at IKEA, and wave as you drive by my apt. :D Though, I'm at work, but I guess you'll be driving by there too.... Not that I'm stalking you at all...:D

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  4. This quilt is going to be a big part of the inspiration when I get my turn at queen bee.
    Sorry about the technical hitches. Great sentiment on Remembrance Day.

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  5. Have fun in ikea - i came home with the aqua organiser trolly and a whole bolt of backing! Love the colours in this quilt and the wavy lines is really lovely!

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  6. What an ordeal! But this quilt is absolutely beautiful. You can never go wrong with red. white and blue.
    Have fun at IKEA!

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  7. It looks like a great finish with or without the usual camera!

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  8. I love your red, white, and blue star quilt! Love, love, love!!! I'm sorry you had such a time with technology this week, but super happy you were able to post the pics. This is an inspiration quilt. Thanks for inspiring all of us. Have a great time at IKEA. I did not know they had fabric...(only been once).
    Rae

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  9. I hate it when I have a day like that. Nothing that a fun trip to Ikea to help you forget. And I think the choice of wavy lines is perfect as well. Looks great!

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  10. What a great quilt - I love red, white and blue quilts and I love star quilts!!! Sorry you had a such a challenge taking pictures, but they look great so it all turned out fine!!

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  11. LOVE!!! And a day at IKEA, lucky you!

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  12. I really like the bright blues and reds of this quilt. I think most of the quilt of valor or other patriotic quilts that I've seen recently are navy and deep reds. This one is so cheery! I also LOVE the quilting. I so want to do that on one of my quilts in the near future. Thanks for sharing! (And all the trouble you had to go through to be able to share!)

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  13. I love your patriotic quilt! So beautiful. I really like how your broke it up with a few non-traditional red-white, and blue to keep it fresh. The tealish blue really helps lighten it up. Love it.

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  14. Way to persevere. Your photos and quilting don't bely the bumps in the process. This is a wonderful Veteran's Day tribute.

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  15. I absolutely love this quilt! I made a large quilt for my son about a year ago so I can appreciate all of the work that goes into a project like this one. By no means am I able to come up with such intricate designs though. I'm impressed and would love to see more of your work. What a great cause!

    Brad Post @ Jan Dils

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