194:Quilt Market presence pt.2 or Promises, promises, promises

194:Quilt Market presence pt.2 or Promises, promises, promises

I know I promised more pictures of the quilts I sent to Quilt Market in my stead….last week, I promised those, huh?  Sorry peeps, I just didn’t have the energy after work to get all the pix loaded and the links done up, so those posts were filled with my filler posts…they really weren’t “filler” in the sense of what they put in those cheap hot dogs though, you know.  Those posts were part of our everyday life here at Shiloah Cottage.  But Today you will get the scoop on at least part of the process I went through with my Rebel Yell quilt for Free Spirit’s Rebel line by Douglas Day

This line has these HUGE Panels! And I do mean HUGE!  Very Manly from the creator of the Be A Man brand, I guess.  Well the Free Spirit peeps wanted to be sure I included one of the two panels that was part of the collection.  I ended up not using my favorite which was this:    three blue guys  because it was just too big!  How big…here’s a picture for the scale of this panel  the 3 of us 

This is Max, me, and Noel, my oldest….Noel is 6’5″ …..so yeah they were big…

Here is the rest of the process including the interesting task of fussy cutting out a mug of beer….not what most guys are doing on a Friday night, I can assure you….. (actually it could have been any time, Wednesday nite, Sunday morning…that bit about Friday nite was just for the vernacular effect of it 🙂 )

rebel pile one blue guy biker rebel looking for a good beer

fussy cutting beer beer upclose border pt 1 top and bottom borders  side border bits corner detail

beer detail 

and below is the top finished, but not quilted…I had so much to do in September getting all these quilts ready and trying to be part of everyday life..I forgot to get pictures of it quilted and bound….and I loved the binding, because I used the same grey/black/orange stripe for the binding as I did for the inner border and the corners…I really like how it finished it off.  rebel quilt top

Well, there you go. And now I need to go run into work on this Sunday morning because I have to take Linda to the doctor for a outpatient procedure, and even though I am entitled to a personal day now and then, this time of year I just have too much to do and am already feeling behind as the busy season is quickly approaching like an unbridled freight train…..and yes I do feel somewhat like I am tied to the tracks 🙂 🙂


  • Wow! You did a great job with such an interesting line of fabrics. I probably would have been stuck on the design phase of the quilt. How big did it end up being?

    I think it ended up being about 52″ high and 60″ wide…or close to that….when I get the instructions written up for free download, I will know for sure then!

    October 18, 2009 at 6:24 am
  • Awesome quilt! Cool to see the process too!

    October 18, 2009 at 8:42 am
  • k i SERIOUSLY LOVE this quilt!! where can i find some of that fabric?!? love love love it!!

    Hey Cyndi, this line will be coming soon to quilt shops that order it. You could contact your own quilt shop and talk them into buying it, or call Free Spirit at 1.866.907.3305 to find out who will be carrying it near you. I am not exactly sure when it is due in the stores. Fun stuff huh?

    October 20, 2009 at 6:27 pm
  • I love that quilt! I was really checking it out at market because I knew you had made it. I really like the colors in that collection. Looking at your boys I’m thinking I’m glad I don’t have your food bill!

    Yeah, and the tallest one is a total carnivore….LOVES MEAT!!

    October 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm
  • yeah, sadly we don’t have a quilt shop in our area…only chain stores like hancock and JoAnn’s….bah! and yes, it is awesome! i love the pic of you guys standing in front of the HUGE panel.

    I really want to do a quilt with skull themed fabrics!!

    October 21, 2009 at 3:14 pm

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