Friday, October 16, 2015

Amazing Grace Quilt

Yesterday afternoon, I finished quilting the Amazing Grace quilt.  The binding was on by 11:00 p.m. -- and then the silly label took me until 3:45 a.m. to complete.

We are going to Caleb and Maria's house tonight; we'll give them the quilt then.













Quilt back


Quilt back



For some unknown reason, the embroidery dropped down half a line on the last 'E' of the abbreviation for Nebraska, which is exactly what happened on the last word of the last label I made.

Furthermore, it left off the 'C' on 'Columbus' and the 'y' on Anniversary and the 'n' on Jackson.  I spotted the missing 'n' before it started printing that line, and was able to fix it before that embroidery began; but I had to add in the 'y' and 'C' later.  I did a crackerjack job of the 'C'; not so good on the 'y'.  And that's the way it will remain; I refuse to redo it.  :-\

The 'y' and the 'n' got left off because I didn't shrink the print enough -- and the screen is small enough that individual letters cannot precisely be seen.  I have no idea what became of the 'C'.

Excellent argument for the new Bernina 780, don't you think?



This quilt started out aiming to be a wall hanging.  But, as usual, it grew, and now is 47" x 67" -- about the right size for a couch quilt or a small throw.

If they wish to use it as a wall hanging, I can add a sleeve or tabs later.



Here's a picture of Caleb and Maria, taken at my great-niece's wedding last Sunday night:


9 comments:

  1. It's beautiful - I know that they'll LOVE it!

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  2. Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt.
    Sandra

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  3. Whenever life drags me down, I come spend time on your blog. Lifts my spirits more than you will ever know.

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    1. What a lovely compliment, Barb! I'm happy that you enjoy my blog.

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  4. Sometimes those embroidery machines are just contrary, especially when we are doing something at the last minute. Beautiful work.

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  5. This is gorgeous! I bought the kit and want to make it bigger into a lap quilt for my 94 year old Aunt. How wide did you make your borders to get that size? Thank you, Annie Swearngin

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    1. Thank you! :-)

      The first narrow border, the dark brown next to the printed wording of the song, is 1" wide. The border with the out-pointed triangles is 6" wide. Next narrow medium-brown border, ½". The wider border, tan with verses printed this way and that, 3½". Final brown border before the binding, 1". The borders equal a total of 12".

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  6. I love your border treatments, especially the triangles and paper pieced parts. I will have to try to figure out on EQ how you did that.
    vflsun@aol.com

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    1. Thank you, Vickie! EQ is fun to play with. :-)

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