Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Good Gawd get this quilt out of my house!

This is the Christmas gift for my son's girlfriend Emily. So I started it in September. Then I ran out of black. So I ordered more. In the meantime I started on something else. Then I worked on smaller Christmas presents. Then in December I finished the top and back and put it on the frame. Then I ran out of quilting thread and needed to order more. So in January I started back on it, only to find that something was going on with the machine and I couldn't get it to quilt more than 8" without the thread breaking. I fiddled with it and finally took the machine in to be serviced. Yesterday morning (Can you hear the whistling from High Plains Drifter?) I woke and told myself enough was enough and it would either be quilted or i would be dead by sundown. Woohoo! Finished the binding this morning, washed it this afternoon and its OUTTA HERE FINALLY!
Front Back made from orphan blocks with a little free form words done Lazygalquilting style.

Emily acting goofy but happy.
Added 2/27
DH said I should have told the whole story about this quilt from the beginning. OK, here goes. Emily asked for a quilt, she said she had some fabric from a project she did at school and would like for me to use it. The first was a red batik, the star points. The others were a couple of different brights but were such poor quality that I really didn't want to use them for fear the quilt would fall apart after the first washing. So I bought some other batiks and headed off to retreat with a basic plan in mind. (There was no pattern, just me, my graph paper and a desire to use my tri-rec rulers) Once I got there I was seated next to a really sweet lady named Sandy. I had seen her posts online but this was our first time to meet. We sewed and chatted and I was really glad we sat together because we were having such a good time. I soon realized there wasn't a whole lot of Emily's favorite fabric. I tweaked the pattern here and there, trying to find a way to highlight her favorite when Sandy said, "I have some of that fabric...as a matter of fact I have some of it here with me and you can have it!" Well if I didn't already think Sandy was just the bees knees I sure would have then! So DH is right, I really need to give credit where its due, if it weren't for Sandy, this quilt wouldn't have been made!

6 comments:

bunbear said...

beautiful quilt! i laughed aloud when you said high plains drifter whistling in background! i've had quilts like that - you can't wait to see the end of them!

Laurie said...

Beautiful Mary!
I've never seen this pattern before. I love the back too. I've been looking through your blog and I love your sense of humor and your quilting!
Laurie

Anonymous said...

It turned out way cool!!! What a lucky gal! Hope she knows it!

joanne

Sherry said...

What a cool quilt! I'm glad that you were able to finish it so you now can move on to other things & show us more pretty quilt-y pieces!

He he he I love seeing pictures of what everyone is doing.

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

The black fabric really makes
the colors "pop". Very beautiful.

Kathy Wagner said...

Wonderful quilt...love the happy colours!

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I'm a 45 year old wife and mother. Quilting is my haven from the real world.