Stars and Stripes for Bill was made (August 2015) in honor of my Father-in-law, William "Bill" King, who passed away in 2008. He retired from the Air Force after 20 years of service and when the idea came along to make a quilt in his honor the quilt pattern, "Happily Ever After" by Mary Jeanine Ibarguen was the perfect design.
I changed some of the color placement and made a smaller version from the original.
In the original the center red square was all blue with only the third row in red. I really like the balance the red center brings to the quilt.
Quilted on my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875Q home sewing machine I chose to quilt stars among loopty-loops with white thread.
One of my favorite binding choices is stripes cut on the bias so that they appear to wrap around the edge of the quilt. I was thrilled to find the perfect fabric for this.
One of my favorite photos from the photo shoot. It's as if little Red Henny Penny was inspecting the quilt.
Another favorite from the photo shoot with all twelve of our chickens along with the quilt.
Quilting and Chickens two of my favorite things.
The all important label.
Quilt Name: "Stars and Stripes for Bill"Finished size: 68" x 68""
Quilt Pattern: "Happily Ever After" by Mary Jeanine Ibarguen from Just Us Quilters
Batting: Heirloom Premium Batting 80/20 Blend
Quilting Thread: 50wt. Aurifil - White #2024
Quilting: Free Motion Quilted using my Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 875Q