son's quilt top two thirds together

posted by Darlene
Sun, Aug 7 2011


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I rethought my process as I shared when I posted his scout grouping. 

This is two rows of the groupings joined together.  I still have two 15 inch blocks to complete and then the last grouping will be together and the last row can join this massive project.

I discovered tonight that I didn't save any of the fabrics from the top for the binding.  I normally cut off a strip of each fabric before I start piecing so that I have a scrappy binding made of the fabrics in the top but that didn't happen.

I thought about a knife edge but I am backing with fleece so that is not a good option.  Guess I will be shopping for fabric tomorrow to bind this monster.

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Karla wrote re: son's quilt top two thirds together
on Sun, Aug 7 2011 8:53 AM

How large is this quilt.  It looks like a real monster.  I bet your son will just be thrilled with the finished product.  Can't wait to see it completed.

Tracy F.D. wrote re: son's quilt top two thirds together
on Sun, Aug 7 2011 11:25 AM

Love the colors and all boy theme with the things your son likes. Good job on the 'monster'!

Marge (AKA Dimples) wrote re: son's quilt top two thirds together
on Sun, Aug 7 2011 2:18 PM

Aw darn Darlene --- you have to go to shop for fabric.  :o}  I'm like Karla -- curious as to how large this big boy is.  

Gin wrote re: son's quilt top two thirds together
on Sun, Aug 7 2011 8:16 PM

Darlene - are those his actual scout patches?  How do you add them? Are they appliqued?  Curious because I am trying to figure out what to do with all of my DS's patches from his Eagle Scout ceremony display.

Thanks,

Darlene wrote re: son's quilt top two thirds together
on Sun, Aug 7 2011 8:39 PM

Thanks for all the encouraging questions and comments.  

This monster will finish 90 X 90.  My son is over 6 ft tall and this is the largest endeavor I have done of this nature.  Each year I do a memory quilt for a special graduate in my life.  I have been doing this for the last 6 years but they are usually 12 inch blocks joined in a 4 X 6 pattern.  These blocks are 15 inch square and the pattern is 6 X 6.  

To get the BS stuff together and attach the patches from all the camps and special events he has attended, I decided to do groupings of 2 X 2 to make a larger "block".

I did applique his patches to the quilt.  This was the best way (I felt) to incorporate all the camps he attended during his scout life.   Actually used a mending zig zag stitch with matching thread.  The patch from Jamboree represented our council and was a huge hexagon with six pieces to go on each side which formed it into a circle.  I ended up "floating" them around the grouping because of space.

Gin, if you are going to do something similar with your son's things from his Eagle ceremony, I would advise using spray adhesive to help with placement and to hold them where you would like them.

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