and here's a closeup of part of one of the border corners....
I'll be calling the longarm quilter to see when she might have time to quilt it. I'm hoping she won't quilt it too densely because it certainly doesn't need a lot more weight. She provides the batting so hopefully she'll have something lightweight. The backing is going to be a purple-ish design chosen by Resident Chef. It will serve as a bedspread, rather than a queen-sized quilt.
Now to make a couple of throw pillows out of the leftovers and THEN I can call it quits, at least until I need to bind it.
- For those who are interested in weaving, perhaps you'd like to have a go at THIS.
- THESE little guys made me smile.
- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS amazing artist.
- Sometimes I come across something that just boggles my mind and THIS is one of them. Be sure to scroll down to see how it was made. And while you're there, be sure to look through the gallery HERE...wow!!!
- THESE would be cute to create and I would think fabric scraps would work just as well.
- Something else HERE that would be cute for Easter.
- Funny how sometimes the simplest things can make something beautiful as you can see HERE.
Today the quote is from Erma Bombeck..."Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do but never gets you anywhere"
I can't believe how quickly this came together. It's beautiful!ReplyDelete
The hexies and the flowers were made already and had been sitting in the time out corner for a couple of years so it wasn't such a big time consumer to finish off. It's heading to the longarm quilter on the weekend so looking forward to seeing what she does with it.Delete
Wow! Your spread is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Boggled mind here as well. Those quilts are amazing.
I simply can't imagine making one of those quilts! Really wish I could see them in person though.Delete
Beautiful quilt, can't wait to see it all quilted. Loved the birdie knitting pattern and the coffee filter cabbages. I just know I can't start a new project until I have finished this cross stitch.ReplyDelete
I love those cabbages - another thing I wish I could see in person.Delete
Can't wait to see what Sue will do when she quilts it...should be amazing.Delete
Sherry of createology: This is such a beautiful quilt. It will be interesting to see it quilted and bound. You have done a stellar job dear. So many wonderful links and I thank you for keeping my mind active and overcharged. Erma was always a favorite of mine.ReplyDelete
I'm just glad I can say that quilt is pretty much done. Once it comes back from being quilted I face the long tedious job of applying the binding.Delete
It's beautiful Mary Anne and I really enjoyed looking at that Tree of Life quilt. Wow! what a beautiful quilt.... I wouldn't have the patience for that but the end result is magnificent! Can't wait to see your quilt quilted, it is going to look fabulous! Hugs Christine xxReplyDelete
I hope you looked further than just at the Tree of Life quilt - it's not the only amazing one she's done!Delete
Congratulations on a beautiful finish!!!!ReplyDelete
Well, not quite finished but thank you. Still will have the binding to do once it's been quilted.Delete
Wow, the top is beautiful, MaryAnne! Congrats on sticking with it!ReplyDelete
I am nothing if not stubborn! So glad it's done.Delete
Very pretty, Mary Anne! Looking forward to seeing the final quilted bedspread.ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to it too. The quilter chose a really pretty all-over leaf design so it should look good.Delete
Wow! Wow! Wow! You rocked that out and it's beautiful. I really admire your dedication to getting a project done. Love those little crochet bunnies and you've reminded me that I have a whole Pinterest page full of ideas for those Dotee dolls. I think I need to get my sewing machine out soon.ReplyDelete
Dedication? Hah - it's taken me three years to get this quilt done. It's spent far too long in the time out corner.Delete
Congratulations on finishing a big job and well done.ReplyDelete
I'm happy to get it this far but am dreading adding the binding.Delete
I'm going to keep that Erma Bombeck quote in mind - maybe the image will help me derail any fretful thoughts :) I haven't thought of her in ages, but when I was growing up, my mother loved her column in the Boston Globe, which we bought on Sundays on the way home from church. The kids read the funnies, mother read Erma Bombeck and recipes, and my Dad read the entire rest of that fat newspaper.ReplyDelete
I've read several of the Erma Bombeck books but that was quite awhile ago. Wonder if the library still has any...hmmm.....Delete
A beautiful finish, such pretty colours!ReplyDelete
And now it's residing in the time-out corner again as I muster my courage to wrestle the binding onto it.Delete