So, I didn't intend to make a commemorative Olympic quilt this time around......but I did.
Here is liberated Stars & Crowns -
The agony of the bleeding. One of the blues ran :(
I have worked on it, but it is not coming out. I had 2 color catchers in the wash, but it folded on itself before the spin cycle.
It started with an idea and a 5 minute sketch. I had thought I'd make just little quilt. I wanted to showcase the US and GB since we both have RW&B flags. I bound it in gold which I thought looked great, which surprised me.
Here you can see how I visually worked out the 2, which I thought was the toughest shape.
Here is a close up of the liberated elements. I machine quilted it in a diamond pattern.
Making these letters was easy and fun -
I rearranged the continents from a panel that I had to fit as many as I could. My daughter called it "mom's Pangea".
Simple label -
I used YLI Kimono Silk Thread and a Microtex 70/10 needle with Hobbs 80/20 batting. I'm still making fabric balls after trimming the edges.
This gives you an idea of size. It's more like a banner. In this photo you can see the blue bleed before the 2nd washing and oxi-clean, etc.
Happy Summer 2012 Olympics everyone - See you Rio!
Now what are we going to watch?