Friday, September 6, 2013

Finish (& Frame) Friday - Pegasus Quilt

This week I was giving the Pegasus Quilt and loaded in on the frame.  It's called the Pegasus Quilt because each year my LQG makes a quilt to be donated to Pegasus.  Pegasus Farms is a therapeutic horseback riding program in our area.  My son and I have gone to a few events there.

Members of the guild made blue star blocks.  The white background fabric was supplied to us and we provided the blue and chose the star pattern.  Most of us made two blocks.  One block went into this quilt and the other block went into our challenge quilt.  The challenge quilt is won by a guild member by drawing a name out of a hat (one chance per block made.)  The winner then selects the theme for the next challenge and provides some of the fabric.  We do two challenge quilts per year.

Anywho... many members contributed star blocks.  The person in charge of the challenge put the quilt top together.  Another person made the back (it's plain white, but nicely surged and square).  I am longarming it.  I will pass it off to be trimmed and have the binding put on it.  Another person will make a label.  Another person will sew on the label.  Somebody will present it to Pegasus Farms for their main charity event.  It's a whole guild effort.  I'm honored that they trusted me to quilt it.

 
 
 

I chose to quilt it with Circle Lord swirls since that is what I am most confident with right now.

For those of you still reading...  You can see my Dodge Ram through the window... AKA my cutting table while my son is in speech therapy.  LOL.  Didn't realize that was in the shot.  Guess it wants credit too.

Low and behold and a little insomnia, I was handed this quilt on Tuesday and it is FINISHED (with my part) on Friday!!!  I was so nervous about having a white quilt around with a mechanical/construction working husband and a six year old son.  I quickly threw it in my truck and delivered it to the next person for trimming and binding.  I'm very happy with the longarming!!!

 

 
I'm also happy to link up with Richard and Tanya Quilts for the Link-A-Finish FRIDAY.
 

 

 

6 comments:

  1. What a great quilt!!!! I love all the stars and the group effort. I wish I had an active guild to do quilts like this with! I love the long arm quilting you selected too. Great quilt!

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  2. Looks gorgeous Kathy, knew you would do a great job!

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  3. What a beautiful quilt and quilting. I love group charity quilts like this. It's amazing what can be accomplished in such a short time by a guild with a purpose. You and your guild have some something amazing.

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  4. You did a fabulous job quilting. I love the swirls against the star blocks.

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  5. it is really wonderful and I'm in love with some of those star blocks.

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