The long story: back in August I volunteered to long arm a quilt for a boy named Mikey. Mikey is 8 years old and has cystic fibrosis. In September, he traveled to California to have a liver transplant. The procedure was successful, and as I write this he is at home, watching a movie on the couch with his brother and their dog. An online community I am involved with, Fandom in Stitches, pieced an amazing super hero themed quilt for Mikey. The founder of FiS, Jennifer, assembled the quilt top with sashing and borders, and made the back. Community members donated the blocks, backing fabric, batting, money for postage, a throw pillow and a pillowcase. Jennifer mailed me the box of goodies a few weeks ago for quilting and binding. I quilted it on the Innova with 2 colors of Aurifil thread: a pretty cornflower blue and a light gold. I finished hand sewing the binding this afternoon. As I write this, Mikey's quilt is on it's way to the real hero, Mikey. It was an absolute pleasure to work on, and a really stunning quilt. I am so glad this opportunity came my way; we all know that giving back feels so, so good. With out further ado, here are a few shots of the quilt and quilting. Just to reiterate- SGQ did not piece this quilt- it was pieced by over 20 individuals, all of whom did an amazing job.
One of my favorite free motion patterns: loops and stars.
Most of the quilting in the body of the quilt is loops.
I did some back and forth quilting on the letters.
And some ruler work to make a web for Spidey!
The different borders. Of course I managed to get a picture of the one place where the ribbon candy quilting escaped it's border.
One super quilt!
The binding and backing are a really neat comic book print.