I can officially say Strike Out! is no longer a WIP! In fact, its no longer in my hands.
Strike Out! was made using a pattern by Gigi’s Thimble. This was my first try at appliqué and I love it! The pattern was simple and straightforward; I would recommend it any new appliqué-ers.
Strike Out! has been a WIP for the last five months (January- May). That’s five months of hand appliqué and quilting. The blue space has diagonal lines, the red has scallops, the gray has three straight lines, and the yellow has diagonal lines as well. It is backed with a solid black minky. Embroidered on the bowling ball is the name José, a reference to the friendship between the recipient and myself.
Strike Out! Official Stats
Name: Strike Out!
Size: approx. 38″ x 47″
Fabrics: various off brand solids
Techniques Used: hand quilting, hand appliqué
Strike Out! was made for a member of the High School Class of 2013. The young man/recipient has a bright future ahead of him; he received a four year, full ride scholarship and plans on going to law school after his four years. He loves bowling and, I must say, he is very good.
This is the first quilt that I ever gave away and its bittersweet to see it go. All that work and its gone. I know it will be loved in a college dorm and hopefully for a long time after!