Saturday, June 8, 2013

Update on Gavin's Quilt

I just looked back at the last time I posted anything about Gavin's quilt, and I was surprised that I've only posted one update since I first talked about it in this post.   I showed you the hippogrifs in this post.  Since I'm really close to finishing it, I thought I should give you a real update.   The castles were the next section that I worked on.  I really wanted to add a little color, but Gavin is making all the decisions on this quilt and he wanted brown or tan for the castle.  
























I did manage to work in a little red and yellow with the roofs, doors and windows. He likes it.  


























It stayed like this for a while.  I think I was a little over-whelmed at this point.  All that paper-piecing, you know.......Since most of the top was dark I had to order black batting, Quilter's Dream and wait for it to get here.   Then it sat there, basted, for a while. 

I finally realized that there was a slim chance Gavin might outgrow this one before I finish it.  That's all I needed to get quilting -- motivation!!


















I started in the middle with the BIG Centaur and just stippled.  
























And stippled. 























And stippled some more.























I always think a little embroidery helps, so I added a little to the windows.  The owls look better with eyes than without eyes, don't they?
Gavin is doing a great job with color selections, isn't he? 

At this point the entire thing is quilted except for the black background areas, so there is hope that it will be done soon.  Maybe even tomorrow???




3 comments:

Mimi said...

It is looking so good Sandy!

Shirley J said...

I like the eyes! Nothing worse than a blind owl! I love how it is coming along and Gavin will NEVER out grow this one. He will treasure it forever

Dar said...

Your are now the stipple queen. I like the way it's turning out. Gavin will love it no matter what age he is when it's finished. The owls look much better with eyes, but don't they fly in the dark using their ears (sound)? Are you bringing it to retreat??