I love that phrase....Peace Out. My students use it a lot. Yesterday, a friend said it to me. I don't know why it resonates with me, but I like it.
My Peace quilt went "out" to the quilter and now it's back, and I even got it bound already. It's hard to take a photo of it with no one around to hold it. So, I draped it over the back end of the trailer for a photo. I absolutely love it. And so does Sweet Pea.
I forgot to take a close up of the binding. It's lavender. The same lavender as is in the pinwheels.
I asked a friend, Christine Hollaway, to quilt it. I think she did a fabulous job. She quilted the pinwheels with this nice, curvey triangle. She used a variegated thread on this part. The thread has pinks and other subtle color variations in it. If you didn't look closely, you wouldn't see the variations.
In the open white areas, I asked her to do big flowers. I thought that would fit well with the "peace and love" theme. I love what she did. She even threw in some feathers that you can see here. I'm so very happy with this.
The back is a minkey-like fabric. It's more stretchy than minkey, but soft like it. I wanted something soft and cuddly on the back. I had hoped to put a pale pink or lavender on the back, but Sweet Pea chose this fabric. I like the feel of it, but was worried about the darkness of it behind the white. However, she insisted.
But when the light is behind it, you can see how it shows through. I guess it doesn't really matter, because we won't be holding up in front of the light much. Haha. When it's not in front of the light, you really can't see it.
Christine wasn't happy, because some of the black fuzzy stuff from the back pulled up to the front when she quilted it, like you see here. I can see what she means, but I have to tell you....unless you're looking close up like this, you don't see them. They do not bother me and, more importantly, they do not bother Sweet Pea one bit. In fact, I doubt she notices them.
You can click on any of these photos to make them larger if you want to see them closer up.
This is a quilt that will get used and loved a lot. It will probably be her cuddle-up-in-front-of-the-TV quilt. So, it's fine! But I thought I would show you this for your own benefit when you are planning the back of your quilt.
I'm happy to have another finish! That feels good! Yippee!
Peace quilt finished. I gotta get to work, so.....Peace Out. Happy Friday!
Until next time,