Tuesday 20 August 2013

Oh Captain, My Captain!

I'm so happy to finally be able to share my secret project from the past few months. I have given it to the newly married couple so it's safe to show it off now. First, a few stats:

Size: Queenish
Pixels: ~4500 2" squared
Subject: Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Timeline: Apr 6-Aug16

Playing around with a new app on my phone. Here you can see the back and front.
As I mentioned above, I started this in April and finished it with only enough time to drive to the wedding rehearsal (ok, I was 10 minutes late). Those last few hours were a little stressful and I don't think I have ever bound a quilt that quickly. My clover clips really came in handy on this one!

So, I pretty much followed the same process as with my Sheldon Quilt but used larger pieces of interfacing so that it was much quicker and easier. This also made the squares line up more cleanly. This was the first quilt that I free-motion quilted. I probably should have started on something smaller but it turned out pretty well in the end. I had originally planned to send Picard to a long-arm quilter but they weren't sure they would be able to get a good result because of the way it was put together. This was a good learning experience though and I will definitely continue free-motion quilting in the future.

For now, I'm resting my poor exhausted arms and mentally planning my first commission which is due to start about today. This will be my first real stab at a full-size applique quilt so wish me luck!


  1. WOW! Your friends are super lucky!

  2. This is beyond impressive! Nice job!

  3. You made it sew!!!!!!

  4. This is so awesome! You did such a wonderful job on Picard. Jennalle's comment says it all!

  5. I'm in awe. Seriously, my mouth is hanging open. I found your blog from your Sheldon quilt on pinterest, which is also amazing. You rock girl!!

  6. wow, he';s a handsome man any way you put him together.

  7. Oooohhhhh wow I don't know I missed this one! Great job, I love it!