Monday, August 06, 2007


Ta Da

Pictures don't show it at it's best, but here it is! It was really hard to square and I had to clear out my ironing board and sewing machine to put it on the floor to do this. I added a red stopper and the star fabric border. The red is some trim I bought back when Hancock went out of business. It is now 72" x 65". The border is the color of the bottom section in the last pic. Eventually, I'll get a good pic. Did you notice a new word? I added another - Vanguard. It is the second artificial satellite successfully placed in orbit by the U.S. (1958). It was the first solar powered satellite and is still orbiting Earth. That makes it the oldest artificial object in space. Yes, I have found the information about the words very interesting. I found making the letters easy and much faster when I started making two letters at a time, instead of sewing off to a scrap and then sewing more on one letter. The first time doing "S" and "R" required some thinking, but I can turn them out easy now. The best part was how creative they let me be. Truly playing. It takes a lot of background fabric and there is some waste. Also a lot of thread, at least it seemed like it. Since I used different letter fabrics, it only took a little of each. Now it needs ironed up good with lots of sizing and then to the sandwich process, which I'm not looking forward to. I have no idea what to do about the quilting.

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8 comments:

Norma said...

Just one word...WOW! This is a one of a kind, original work of art that you have created. I am just in awe of the work and the skill you put into this. The research alone is awesome. Stand back and take a deep breath, Katie, because you have done something great!! I have so enjoyed watching the step by step process and have been really looking forward to the finished quilt, so it just made my day.

Laurie Ann said...

Very very cool! I've been making some letters lately, but I can't imagine making that many. Congrats on getting the top done!

jovaliquilts said...

Wow!! Really terrific. So interesting to look at. I love how you have put your words in all sorts of directions, curves, etc. Congratulations!
Cheri

Libby said...

Oh Katie - it's absolutely fantastic. You have got a great quilt on your hands. Watching each word come together really didn't give a true hint of what was to come. Make sure you give yourself a well deserved pat on the back *s*

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

I am awestruck. What an amazing job you've done. Could you show us (okay, me) a close up of where Endeavor arcs over Tiros? I'm trying to figure out how you did that. Sew it with a curve? Fabulous job.

kimberlym said...

Your quilt is awesome-I love it! Great job!

homemakerkate said...

wow! you really put alot of work and Love into this and it shows! This is really cool and original. hugs
Kate

Dordogne Clare said...

A bit behind the times, but ISP is being good today so taking advantage. I think this quilt is marvellous. Really I do. Have been watching your progress, but not making any comments. How do you do the curves? I've got another letter quilt to piece together and would love to know.