Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WIP Wednesday: ABQMQG banner

Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild banner, basted and ready to quilt.

A few months ago I volunteered to quilt the Albuquerque Modern Quilt Guild's new banner, and I've been brainstorming quilting ideas since.  I was finally able to pick it up last weekend!  Several other women in the guild pieced it and it was designed by Bob Lowe in Santa Fe.

I spent about three hours just drawing designs on the quilt--here is a sneak peek at part of it:

Home of the International Balloon Fiesta, Sandia mountains and abundant sunshine.  

 I'm waiting on an order of some variegated thread for the balloons, but need to start with sewing down the letters first anyway.  This is my only project for the next couple of weeks so I can get it done for the guild's table at the Fiber Arts Fiesta next month!


8 comments:

  1. Oh, the things you do with FMQ. I *cannot* wait to see this.

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  2. Public service announcement: This banner is very large! I recall it being about 60" wide by 105" long!!

    The hot air balloons are a perfect touch to the banner, Renee! I look forward to seeing how it comes together for you. It looks like you ended up with just enough batting and fabric?!?

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  3. We're going to have the most awesome banner ever. Is it really that big? Yowsers!

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  4. I can't wait to see what you do - your quilting is always so fantastic!

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  5. Wow! Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  6. The drawn version looks pretty good to me :) Can't wait to see it in thread!

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  7. Great idea with the balloons. That's how I remember that place and how it is pictured on postcards :)

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  8. This is going to be amazing. I appreciate seeing the beginning of your process.

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