Happy New Year! I squeezed in one last finish for 2017--our Denver Broncos Quilt. I used a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew called Touchdown along with the letters and jerseys from Spelling Bee by Lori Holt. Here is a link to the Touchdown pattern:
I used the throw size and then made the six inch letters from the Lori Holt book.
For the backing, I made two jerseys from the book with some adjustments to look like John Elway's #7 and Peyton Manning's #18. My hubby requested Bronco fabric, so I combined a some orange and some blue into the pieced backing. He was really pleased with the backing and says it is reversible!
I quilted it horizontally with my wavy stitch on my Pfaff. I followed the lines of the sashing.
I think this is the biggest quilt I have ever done on my domestic Pfaff. It measures 57 x 86 inches. It was big enough for hubby and I to cuddle under for the final Bronco game. It was a rough season for the Broncos, but hopefully 2018 will be better.
The hardest part was the Bronco helmets! I had to come up with my own appliqué design for the logo and reverse it. I had planned to make two more for the bottom where is spells out BRONCOS, but the helmets were a little too big. Two helmets were more than enough!
I hand embroidered the label information between the jerseys and it was completed in 2017! My last finish for 2017.
This morning, I completed my first project for 2018--an I ❤ U pillow using the Spelling Bee book. It measures 12 x 16 inches and is already on my living room couch. I have another UFO to finish up before I start on some new goodies--glad I have this week off.