Friday, October 31, 2008

Blush and Bashful

Last week I finally finished quilting Kay's pink and pink quilt Earlier this year I showed you how I photocopy sections of the quilt to determine what the quilting design should be. I used that same technique to figure out the quilting in the 9-patch sections as well as the borders. I'm having a hard time loving this quilt. It was quite challenging to piece, I made mistakes in my quilting, and in the end I'm not really satisfied with the color selection (although my daughter will LOVE it, which is all that matters) but the Mavens came over on Monday morning and really seemed to like it, so that helped a lot. Sometimes we need to see our work through other people's eyes.

I hope to find time during football watching this weekend (GO GATORS!) to at least cut, if not also apply the binding. If not it will have to be a Wednesday project I think. I am determined to have this quilt bound, labeled, wrapped and ready to put under the tree the day after Thanksgiving. It's been 21 months in the making. (Which means many months of lying in varying stages of doneness waiting for me to either get motivated to do more, or figure out what comes next.) It feels good to get such a significant UFO off the list of projects waiting to be loved. Kay hasn't seen this quilt since I've started quilting it. I can't wait to watch her unwrap it on Christmas morning.

Quilting detail:


Idaho Quilter said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the helpful hint. Your quilting is beautiful.

Treasa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your pink quilt. Tiny Stitches quilt shop is on my list for the next time I am in GA.

Heather (How to be a Woman..?) said...

I think it's the perfectionist in you that must be having a hard time loving that quilt because it's a masterpiece!

I just had to comment because:
1) Your site and your work is beautiful
2) I had a vision of the shape of the inside of your quilt blocks yesterday and was describing it to my Mom who is a quilter, and she told me it was often used in quilt blocks - cathedral I think?
3) I love your tagline about how unburdening the heart allows the mind to create. That is so profound!

Keep up the good work. :)