My first official finish for 2012 is January's Priority: Alzheimer's Quilt Cowboys & Cowgirls.
|AAQI Cowboys & Cowgirls 8.75" by 10.25"|
I am halfway to the $1,000 Promise goal (my page isn't updated yet) and wouldn't it be awesome to reach it by the end of 2012!
This large quilt top is ready to be quilted, but I don't think I'm ready to quilt something that size on my new machine.
Once again I played around with FMQ designs in different sections of the quilt. This barbed wire in the blue area is my favorite. I left my good camera in Montana so these pictures aren't the best.
The colors in this picture are closer to reality. I really like this yellow. Other than the center cowboy and cowgirl, all the fabrics are Kaffe shot cottons and wovens.
I love the Cowboys & Cowgirls fabrics so much that I included the selvage. I discovered this fabric several years ago and purchased
all that I could find quite a bit. It's nice to put it to good use ;-)
Here's a picture of the back and the barbed wire on top. The thread looks blue in this picture, but it is actually a dark gray.
I used my new Juki for the quilting, but the piecing was done on my featherweight. I am so happy to finally spend some time with this jewel! My hubby commented on the fact that I have more than one machine....not really sure what point he was trying to make ;-)
Max wasn't with us in Montana during the great photo shoot, but when I pulled out the camera this morning, he looked a little nervous. He shouldn't have worried....the craziest thing I did was pull out some old cowboy boots!
It feels good to have a finish!
Happy Friday the 13th!!!