Monday, July 27, 2015

Golden State Warriors Wall Hanging -- Done!

I can't tell you how happy I am to have completed my July goal for ALYoF.   (A certain little boy is, too!)   This project, however, was not without its problems.

The fusible web I bought at my local quilt shop did not have the best directions I've ever seen.   Even though I read them repeatedly I ended up wasting several hours (and a bit of fabric) by cutting out the logo without having reversed the pattern before tracing it.   Honestly, the directions never said anything about that very vital step.  That means it ended up backwards, and I had to start over.    Thank goodness I got it right after that.

















Once the logo was stitched down I decided to baste and quilt before adding the team name.  I didn't think it would be too much fun quilting around all those letters.  

























The original plan was to stipple inside the logo and do some straight-line quilting on the background, but I needed to finish this so I decided to keep it simple.  And this is how much of the quilting was left to do when the bobbin ran out.  Isn't that always the way?

















It's been a long time since I used my Clover mini iron.  Just a reminder -- don't hold your letter down with one hand and blindly reach over and grab the iron with the other hand.  Ouch!!



















Then don't just drop it onto your cutting mat when you run to the sink to put cold water on your hand.  Oops!!

























The top letters were just too small to cut out and iron on (for me, anyway!) so I embroidered them with a double row of outline stitch.  I really like the way it looks.  





















Finishing this little quilt was so much fun.  I'm really happy with it. 



Aidan is pretty happy, too.  Look at that smile!  All decked out in his Golden State Warriors cap and Championship shirt and standing in front of his new wall-hanging.  It doesn't get much better than that!  

























I'm linking up with Fiber of All Sorts for their ALYoF July Finishes Party.  My original goal was #74 and my finish is #12.

I'm also linking up with WIPs Be Gone Week 31 at A Quilting Reader's Garden.




8 comments:

Sally Hurley said...

That looks fantastic. Very nice work. I can see why you're happy with it!

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

Great wall hanging! He looks so happy to have it!

Mimi said...

You're a good grandma.

Emily said...

I love the idea of a team logo as mini/wallhanging! Great finish!

desertskyquilts said...

FABULOUS! I love the way it looks. You are so creative to have done the logo so well. I think the embroidered letters are just perfect. Obviously, so does the little man who wanted this.

Dar said...

Fantastic finish!! I'm a little late in catching up with blog reading, as you can see, but I do go back and see what you've been up to. It was so fun to see you in person today. One of these days I will surprise you and come visit in AL. That was a plan that Barb and I were going to do. sigh.

Celia Brown said...

My Grandson ask me to make him a quilt like this how hard was the enabled to make ?

Sandy said...

Celia, It wasn't that hard, just tedious. Look at my previous posts showing how I went about it. Also, you can email me from a link on the right hand side of my blog, and maybe I can give you more details.