Monday, February 29, 2016

OMG! February Finish

Two for two! I've achieved my OMG for February, to repair J-Boy's Good Old Hockey Game quilt.

I even texted this pic to J-Boy in the middle of it all to let him know his quilt was almost ready to come home. He's been so patient!

Once I got got the bias tape made, it didn't take much time at all to stitch it down. Even the little endy bits didn't cause me too much trouble. The much sought after Wonder Tape did its job beautifully and held the bias tape in place, even with all those curves.

I also made a preemptive strike and re-stitched the red centres on the face off circles. One can't be too careful. I even managed a speedy delivery via my mom. I have been known to finish things and then have them hang out here for weeks, waiting to get to their forever home!
 
Unfortunately, the day she was taking it was a day of torrential rain and general darkness. No natural light to be had. Ugh. I was worried about the additional red thread on the quilt back, as the original pieces were appliqu├ęd to the top before layering. But it doesn't seem to show too badly!

I opted to give the quilt a quick wash before sending it back. I used two Color Catchers and washed it on cold. And the pre-washed reds still had some bleeding. Oh well. Have you ever looked closely at hockey ice? The line aren't perfectly sharp anyway. And J-Boy loves it no matter what. 
That makes an auntie happy indeed.

If you're wanting to make some bias tape of your own, pop over and check out my tutorial. It's very detailed. ☺ I'm linking up today with the OMG: It's Finished Party for February over at Red Letter Quilts. Now to think up a goal for March!

J

11 comments:

  1. If J-Boy loves it, nothing else matters. However, I think your view of the lines in a hockey rink is a really perfect way to view the bleeding that happened in the wash. It just gave the quilt so much more depth and character and it is all on theme.

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  2. Great job! I know he will be thrilled to get his quilt back!

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  3. I am sure the little bit of red bleeding just adds authenticity. Who ever heard of a hockey game without some blood on the ice? (See, I do learn useful stuff from my Canadian husband. He played hockey for decades and is very proud to tell everyone that in spite of that he still has all of his own teeth.)

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  4. Congrats on finishing your OMG! I'm sure J-Boy will be happy to have his quilt back.

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  5. Yay! Sorry it still bled. I have a quilt with red in it and I'm scared to death to wash it. Tried to get Linda to do it for me!

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  6. Congrats to you (and your nephew!) on a fabulous February finish. Just consider the extra red additional realism - have you ever seen a game without a little blood on the ice?

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  7. Yeah! You did a great job with the bias tape. This should last now.

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  8. Great job! I'm sure he's going to be so happy to get his quilt back :)

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  9. I adore this quilt! Good job extending it's life:)

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  10. Yay, your repair job looks great! I'm sure J-Boy is thrilled to have it back and looking awesome again. :)

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  11. Congrats on meeting your goal!

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