Finally!!!!! My FIRST quilt finish of the year. Geez, you'd think with all the UFOs and tops, I'd be whipping right through these. Dang, paying job gets me every time. But then again, how would I pay for it all?
This is after washing and drying.
Using Shout Color Catcher....just in case with those reds. Thanks for the idea, Mary!
Using an applique method that I love. Thanks to Judy for recommending and Wendy for posting such a great tutorial! I don't think I will have to look for another way to prep my pieces anymore.
Using Aurifil thread to quilt it. Judy had mentioned that she used it to quilt her "Sweet Land of Liberty" quilt. Only one local quilt shop carries Aurifil and then only in 3 colors....grey, black and cream.....so I had to order the #1318. I bought two of them and if I go back, they will probably have the other two that came in the box! I love it. It showed up real well on the navy blue but it's just the perfect color. And my quilting wasn't so bad so go ahead and make the picture bigger, I'm not embarrassed.
Quilting right over the applique. I always assumed (wrongly) that I needed to outline the applique with quilting, then quilt up to that outline. Well, who said so! I thought I was very brave.
Here's hoping my finishes come a little more often now!