Before I get to it, let's get caught up with everything else I've been working on. Readers of the Ao4 Digest know I've made new collars and leashes (here and here) for the boys, as well as a new puffy quilt. At that last link, you can see the Patriot Squares Quilt about half-way down.
In that photo, my Guide Dog for the Color Blind and I were discussing what fabric to use for the binding. Or rather, I had picked the medium blue with the WWII military characters on it for the binding - and he didn't like it. Sigh. If I'm going to task him to do a job, I should be prepared to accept what he comes up with ... so I asked him, and he opted for the darker blue with stars.
|I liked the medium blue over in some of the blocks on the right side of the quilt here;|
Dave liked the darker blue with stars in the lower left.
In all honesty, his choice really DOES tie everything together much better. (Thank you, Dave!)
How about a look at the whole quilt?
|Patriot Squares. And my hubby's feet.|
It's so wide that my husband had to use tongs to hold it up, as "extenders". The Kansas wind didn't really help out, so I ended up shooting more pix inside.
Let's go in for a close-up!
That star print is what Dave chose for the binding. He's really good at his job, isn't he? The medium blue didn't have that "Ta-da!" factor.
Here's a look at the back, and the GORGEOUS quilting:
|Quilting by my friend Donna!|
My friend Donna is a long-arm quilter and did the quilting for me. Didn't she do a wonderful job?!?! Ironically, she's the one who also led our on-line group through piecing the quilt back in '07! Interesting that she'd end up quilting mine! I think she said the name of the quilting pattern is "popcorn", but it reminded me of fleurs-de-lis. In a way. OK, really - use your imagination!
Donna, thank you so much for helping make this quilt come alive! The quilting adds such a great dimension to it!
The Patriot Squares quilt is for my husband - who is not a square, but is definitely a patriot! ☺
Thanks for reading!
PS: This post had been deleted by Blogger and not restored. I'm reposting. I'm very thankful it appeared and did not disappear in my Google Reader!