You might recognize this design as the original I did was in the Sweet Celebrations book and I made the quilt in U of U colors for my sweetheart. I altered from original construction this time and used strip piecing. It really sped up the process. I just love making this design, I can see lots more Rah Rah Rally quilts in my future ;)
When it came time to add the logo, I realized right off the bat that this would be a little bit more of a challenge that past logo's I have made. It took me about 15 hours to make from start of cutting out to template pieces to finish of stitching it to the quilt top. But I have to say, the time was totally worth it when it comes out looking this awesome!
My favorite part is the little satin stitch I did around the CR. I knew right away it was way to tiny to do in applique so I thought I would give satin stitch a try and it really is the perfect finishing touch ;) I have a full step by step tutorial on complex layered appliques, just in case you have a particular school logo you just have to make now ;)
And when it came time to quilt, I decided to add to the geometric goodness by just doing straight-ish lines about 1/2" apart. I love the wonderful yummy texture you add when you quilt like this, and the exercise from walking back and forth in front of the long arm is an extra bonus ;)
The quilt was a huge hit at the auction and I was so glad to be part of such a great cause to raise funds!! And I happen to know who got the quilt and her plan is to give it to her senior for Christmas, which totally just warms my heart!!
And speaking of quilting for good causes, this weekend is Homecoming at the local university, and my Alma Mater, Southern Utah University and I just might have added this logo to my Double Take quilt to be another little fundraiser :) I just love being able to use my passion for quilting to help the schools I love!!
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!