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Monday, March 18, 2013
Glory Days is finally finished. The pattern jackets arrived from the printer, we assembled the patterns and have begun shipping them to shops. They will also be available through United Notions.
The quilt shown is 88" x 88" and features easy piecing using stitch-and-flip techniques. The applique shapes are relatively large and simple, so believe it or not, the borders come together rather quickly. The freezer paper and starch technique is the applique method I used to prepare my patches. Then, using dabs of glue, the patches were basted to the borders. A narrow zigzag stitch using monofilament thread secures the applique in place. Once all the applique was complete, I cut away the background from behind the patches and removed the freezer paper.
As far as the quilting goes, I didn't do anything too fancy. A medium stipple fills all of the light background areas and I quilted a flower motif in the star centers. A diagonal line was stitched through the navy plaid and navy paisley squares. A cable feather fills the inner and outer borders. Oh, and I did stitch a vein down the center of the leaves.
Gallery in Red & Blue by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics is the featured fabric collection. The pattern includes instructions for the quilt shown and for a 106" x 106" version which has an outer border featuring the large floral from the fabric collection