Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Streak-o-Lightning quilt revealed

 Last evening March 18th the day after Irish St. Patrick's day I completed a throw quilt in four fabrics from Joann's Fabric store. I sewed the last binding and my embroidered label on so now it is ready to wash and dry. Soon it will be used to keep off the spring chills that have been in the air this month.
Streak-o-lightning throw 41x 64 inches

hand quilted with two colors of pearl threads: dark green and pale blue/green

quilt on my design wall

fuzzy photo of quilting and label 

a long strip of the three front blocks added in one side of the backing 

did you notice all the orange berries in the calico print?

Streak-o-lightning throw, thrown on my chairs shows front and back and label in one view! 
At our DC Modern Quilt Guild sewing day Sunday there were lots of quilters and lots of beautiful quilts in progress and a few completed to show and tell. I got a few photos (here) and had a very good time visiting and working with the many members as the group grows. It was hosted by a Fraternity House Mother! Lovely Anna blogs at Hoot'n Hollar who got permission to use the house while the boys were on Spring Break for us two days over the St. Patrick's day weekend. Anna's Frat house was a great place to meet and we all enjoyed our day of quilting. I came home with a big hand full of scraps from a couple of quilters who were clearing out their scrap bins. They had some beautiful fabrics I have never see in my fabric store. I took some photos of my mostly masculine scraps laid out when I got home. Looking forward to playing with these and I wanted to say thanks to the people who generously opened up their bins for me to dig through and pick out some cools designs. 
Anna with her big smile at an earlier DC Modern Guild meeting 
scraps bin finds, brought home from DCMQG

Melinda who blogs as the Quirky Granola Girl previewed a really popular quilt Sunday at DC Modern Quilt Guild meeting. I got a couple bad photos of her showing. She blogged about the project recently of houses. It's her own international community, quilted little houses that represent her friends around the world.

Thanks to everyone of the DC Modern Quilt Guild for all your enthusiastic support and making me feel like one of the gang even if I am the only guy quilter in the group I always feel right at home.


quirky granola girl said...

your finished quilt is so striking. and i love that you embroider labels for them. i rarely get around to making labels and i have very little patience for embroidery.
and thank you so much for the mention of my mommy neighborhood quilt. you made me smile.

Jessie said...

I love this, Frederick. And it was so nice and soft! The hand quilting really gives a nice drapey texture.

Frederick said...

QGG & Jessie, you are making me very proud and happy to be part of the group.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that you are part of the group. You and your work are such an inspiration! Especially since you get quilts finished, like this green one.
Linda F.

Frederick said...

Thank you Linda F. I sure do enjoy the very welcoming group. It has been a lot of fun being part of DC Mod. Quilters.

Anna said...

I have that we have a guy in the group. You bring a whole new perspective to the hobby. :)

Anna said...

I love that we have a guy in the group. You bring a whole new perspective to the hobby. :)

Carolyn S. said...

Love, love, love your improvisational blocks!