Friday, April 22, 2016

Judge Pride Quilt {School Auction Quilt}



Ever since I made my oldest his Marquette Bound quilt, I knew I wanted to make other patterns in school colors with the logos in the futures. School auctions are the perfect moment for me to do so. Especially if it doesn't have to be a "class participation" like a lot of them I've made in the past. 

Since I have boys, I always try to think in terms of "would a boy want this quilt too?" when I choose a pattern. Missouri Star Quilt Company (MSQC) has a great Houndstooth pattern that seemed to fit the bill. 




I also purchased the four colors I needed from MSQC. 
Kona Tomato, Kona Black, Kona Corn Yellow, and Kona White. 



I had planned out in Photoshop the tartan color pattern I wanted. 


I cut my charms and strips and pieced my blocks like a mad woman. 


And it didn't look awful,


but I just didn't love the way the Houndstooth pattern didn't seem distinct for each block. 


So I reworked the math and made some mixed striped blocks and went to bed. 


The next morning, I realized I let my excitement get away from me the night before because I had cut and pieced the wrong yellow from my stash.


Oopsies.


No worries. I made some more with the correct yellow and I'm saving the oopsies for another fun project. I might even name it "Oopsie".


The extra work paid off and I loved that I made the extra effort to get it "right". 

Once I had it all laid out and pieced, I spent some time working on the logo.


 I would be a liar if I didn't tell you it took me several hours to draw on wonder under, cut and appliquĂ© each layer. 


But it was so worth it. 


I chose the pantograph Quirky pattern


and used my old reliable off white Omni thread by Superior Threads.


I love, love, love a pantograph on Shannon Fabrics minky backing.


and the simple quilting pattern I used on the logo.


A pop of the Kona Black for the binding. 


A printed quilt label on the back.  


I love the stripe that breaks up the two minky pieces that are needed to make it wider.  I couldn't get a 90" backing in time for quilting!
 

And it was all ready for the school auction......early!!!!!


Quilt Stats
Size:  67" x 76" 
Pattern: Modified Houndstooth pattern 
From Missouri Star Quilt Company
Fabrics: Kona Tomato, Corn Yellow, White and Black, Shannon Fabrics Yellow
Batting: Warm & Natural
Quilting: Quirky Pantograph on HQ Avante longarm with Off White Omni By Superior Threads 



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