We are celebrating our 50th block party this summer! I thought it would be fun to incorporate all the last names of the neighbors into a commemorative quilt.
I know it won't get much use, but I was motivated to do it anyway.
I made it 8 feet by 30 inches.
It could be a table runner, picnic blanket, or just a banner for decoration.
The years and street name are pieced. I wanted to just go for it and see what happened if I improvised. I used mostly scraps from the blocks to piece them together.
Here's a look at my BASTING process:
First I spread out the backing fabric right side down. I spread it out smooth and tape all around the perimeter. Because this one is so long it's hanging off the back end. I like to use the table if at all possible, but the bigger ones have to be basted on the floor.
With this one I originally wanted to heavily quilt the whole thing, but the embroidered names got in the way. I decided to heavily quilt the middle in a free-motion/straight line/almost mazelike design. The rest of the quilt is ditch stitched.
Thanks for stopping in and checking out my weird quilt! Have a great day...
ps-I'll be linking up with Finish it up Friday at crazymomquilts tomorrow.