There are several photos on Instagram of the progress of this quilt, which went a lot faster than Bear Paw Dance! This is because I did a fun, large, meditative all-over meander over most of the quilt. Let's take a closer look!
|Just two colours, a silver-grey and a soft brown, were used.|
For the footballs, first I stitched in the ditch around them and in the white bands. Most of them got back and forth lines that I FMQ-ed, aiming to have them about a half inch apart. You can see that in the two photos above, as well as in the one below.
In a few of the footballs I quilted stars, inspired by stars in the brown fabric.
More stars in this one football a brown I particularly love, so rich! It's a Paintbrush Studio one from a few years ago. That's a vintage batik green it is resting on! I love pairing new fabrics with old ones. In the above football, the brown is the vintage fabric (I'm talking about 20 years, no lie) and the lime green is a fairly new one.
Of course after having done so much pebbling in Bear Paw Dance, when I saw the batik for a bunch of the footballs had bubbles in it, I just had to FMQ some for these! Nice big fat ones.
And oh! The backing!
Last summer he requested a bed-sized quilt for his bed in his newly painted room in his new house. So I'd already bought the Touchdown pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew, and knew I'd put this on the back. However it wasn't enough yardage, so I had to go to my LQS, A Stitch in Time, in Leamington and see if, in her entire room of Minky, no lie; she had something that would coordinate. I found the polka dot fabric and figured it would work! It's also by Shannon Fabrics.
I machine bound the binding. For Minky, I cut my binding at 2.5" instead of my usual 2.25". There's a little extra loft because of the plush, so this gives a tad extra to wrap around the quilt sandwich. This is a Moda Essentials fabric I got for a steal of a deal over 10 years ago at Fabricland.
|See the 'love' quilted in the blue? I ddi it on both sides of this football block.|
Here's the label:
And one more straight-on shot of the entire quilt:
I forgot to get a photo of the entire back, so I'll update this post with one. With all the kerfuffle of Brady's visit and the fun times with that, I'm so glad I got the quilt finished! Okay, update: here's the back!
Pattern: Touchdown by Cluck Cluck Sew
Size: 60 X 75"
Backing: Minky by Shannon Fabrics
Batting: Soft n Crafty 80/20 Cotton/polyester
Threads: pieced on my Bernina with Mettler, Gütermann and Aurifil 50 wt cottons; quilted with Exquisite and Poly X thread 100% polyester. (This is wonderful thread; my LQS in North Port was where I purchased my first spool of it and fell in love with the sheen and lack of fluff.) I used the Bottom Line brown in the bobbin.
Phew! Squeaking this one in under the wire for the FAL! and linking up with Tish's UFO party because this one has been on the 'to do' and 'to finish' lists for some time...
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