Monday, November 26, 2012

The Summer Olympics Are Offically Over

Just because the Summer Olympics
ended in  August doesn't mean that
the whole thing has been over.

I've been stitching along with
 other sporting events
and have finally
completed my
tribute to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

"Triumphal Journey"
72" x 72"

The quilt was also part of my 
11 Project Progress Plan,
which was part of the Quilty Buddies plan
to move 11 older project forward.

It's a great pattern from 
Minick and Simpson
called, " Lizzy's Big Flowers".

I machine appliqued the stems,
but hand appliqued the other pieces.
It was machine quilted with  whimsical
loops and stars
while the border has a funky feather design.

I found some white 50's style summer buttons that
set the center of the stars off.

My dilemma  had been what to do with the
28,  one inch berries per block.
I didn't want to applique all of those, otherwise,
I might be working on it when the next summer
Olympics rolled around.

A friend suggested the perfect solution, wool.
I fused on the berries and
attached a button in the center of each
for extra good measure.
I didn't even buttonhole stitch 
around the edges.

Finishing it was my triumphal journey.
Another quilt completed and
crossed off my never ending list.
I loved working on it and
loved how turned out.

I crossed the finish line!

 Until Next Time-


  1. What a fantastic quilt! I just love it. Love Minick and Simpson's patterns. You've inspired me to get back at my sewing!!

    Just found your blog and am so happy I did :)


  2. OH I just love this quilt, the colors are perfect and I love that you added the wool and buttons, you made it your own
    congrats on a great finish.

  3. That is just so perfect! What a beautiful quilt.

  4. Love it Kyle the whole quilt is fantastic. Great solution using the wool and buttons.

  5. Wow Kyle - What a great finished quilt! I love the veins that are quilted in each of the leaves - and the wool berries & buttons are a perfect solution - the whole thing is just wonderful! What's your next project going to be?

  6. Wonderful, wonderful! It is too bad that I am not on your Gift list for Christmas. LOL! Would look very good at my house.

  7. Congratulations on your finish. A wonderful quilt. Love the wool and buttons.