It's been sitting around waiting for the quilting for ages. I even found a fabulous inspiration
|Quilt sample seen at Something to Crow About|
When I was last working on it (November 2012) I was thinking about using some scalloping around the edges. I consulted the internet for directions on how to go about making a scalloped edge; here's what I made use of:
- Video from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. - shows the binding step the best
- Blog post at Quilt n Quilt Things - uses the process of marking the scallops and sewing the binding along the markings before cutting off the excess
- Blog post from Ludlow Quilt n Sew, in the UK - includes a (shorter) embedded video
Red, white and blue. Hmm... there appear to be some colors missing.
Minimum 30 by 30 inches. Again... not there yet.
And then there was the pesky direct object: what exactly are we supposed to be feeling about here?
Bunting! And faux gingham (pieced from stash fabrics only). I seriously contemplated changing the final word to
PLAIDI was worried about "being political" by asking how one feels about AMERICA. But really: (1) it's an election year, so everyone in the U.S. is feeling something about America right now; (2) the challenge was red white & blue--if that doesn't say America, I don't know what does.
And there you have it: a finish! It's on public display with the rest of the guild entries at a lovely library in Oakland. Yay for deadlines that push me over my self-imposed blockages!!
What's been holding you back from finishing a project?