I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am to write this post today. After a couple of months of working with crimson and gray I can happily tell you I have finally finished all the OSU quilts. Woohoo!! I’d say that deserves a whole lot of happy dancing. Don’t be shy – you can do the happy dance too! 🙂
These are the final two quilts.
You can see the difference a spin in the washer and dryer makes – the bottom quilt has been washed and the top one has not.
I tried to do something a little different on each quilt, just to keep things interesting. This last quilt is my favorite.
It’s odd – here the quilt looks as if it has been washed but it is just the way the morning sun is hitting it.
I did diagonal straight line quilting on the center section. This time I used my Handi Quilter SS instead of my regular machine and walking foot. Soooo much faster! I didn’t even use a ruler for the straight lines; I was able to freehand the quilting and it looks really good.
I used my new SITD foot for the small gray border and it worked so well. I am so happy with that purchase. On all the other quilts I finished the outer large red border with straight lines about an inch apart. But with this last quilt, I chose to quilt a large meandering pattern.
I’m really happy with the way it looks. The curviness of the stitching is a nice compliment to all the angles and straight lines and is the perfect finishing touch.
I have learned something about myself during the OSU Quilt Project (yes, it deserves to be named!) I don’t like making the same quilt over and over and over and over. Something for me to keep in mind the next time I’m asked to make multiples of a design….
These last two quilts will be delivered to their new owner soon. I hope they are used and loved for a really long time. Go Bucks! 🙂
This weekend I’m going to spend some time organizing my sewing room and putting things away. Hopefully I’ll get that done and be ready for some extra fun sewing time next week. Fingers crossed!