Saturday, October 26, 2013

Pete's Album Quilt Top

Pete's quilt top is done! It looks a little funny in this pic with some light shining through from behind, but you get the idea. Bill is standing on the piano bench and it is almost hanging floor to ceiling. It will fit a twin bed nicely. I think that's all he'll need for a while as single Marine, hopping from one training to another. He'll be in barracks or dorm-style quarters for some time.

I paper-pieced the borders on my new Featherweight. The pile of trimmings is proof!

I tried adding the borders to the top by Featherweight, but had a little problem. Skipped stitches after the bulk of the seams, or maybe because it didn't like running over pins. I had to go back and repair a bunch of these holes. I'll have to me more careful.

An additional 2" of navy made for a nice, finished edge.

The back is pieced from a Quilts of Valor text print down the middle, a strip of white on each side, and the star print on the edge. Can you read the text? 
Thank You, Home Safe, Miss You, Proud of You
 I managed to not cry as I pieced the back, which was a major accomplishment. 

I cried all day yesterday for no apparent reason. Pete is recovering from the pneumonia, but lost his squad leader billet since he was missing training for 4 days before the initial drill inspection. He missed the actual inspection as well because he went for a medical follow up. Still waiting to hear if he is back to a full training schedule. I'm sure he'll regain some leadership role soon.

Game 3 of the World Series tonight. Go Sox!


BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Glad you were able to fix the skipped stitches because this is a lovely quilt.

Cathy said...

This quilt is beautiful in so many ways! What an expression of your heart! Prayers continue for Pete and you. So wishing I had my grandmother's featherweight right now. No clue what happened to it.

Deborah said...

Such a beautiful and meaningful quilt! I have a son too and I totally understand the crying!

Gina said...

Love how this special quilt turned out Tina!! I hope Pete is back to feeling 100% soon!!! Your boy is going to have more opportunities than he knows what to do with as his future is very bright!

judy siccama said...

What a beauty. I am so proud of you...even if I was not your teacher.......that is how I feel toward all my!!!am impressed all the time. you did it girl.

Susan at said...

Lovely work! Congrats on the finish!