Sunday, August 8, 2010

a weekend finish - yippee!!

Got all the borders on both the top & the back this weekend. This thing is HUGE - it takes forever to sew a border on. I think this will be the last queen size quilt for a while.......I'm ready for something a little smaller. I like admiring the finished product! Tee hee.

Neither the wind nor the sun was cooperating this morning. I actually took video of the quilt top swaying in the breeze. The photos are only of portions.




Looking through the back from the porch - looks like stained glass!! Kinda cool I thought.



The sun. Blinding.



Here's the back. That piece of pink trim in the middle? That's at 54" x 54".


Next step for this is to buy a room size (oops I mean queen-size) piece of batting and bring it up to the longarmer. The last quilt I had professionally done, I sent away to a husband/wife team in NC. Both their web site and blog are down, so I'm thinking I'd better keep this one a little closer to home this time. At least I can drive up there if I need to. Plus it's in a higher elevation which means cooler territory - never a bad thing in the middle of a desert summer. Maybe I can somehow make a full day out of delivering it next weekend? ;>

So glad this one's nearly on the finished pile. Just quilting and binding to do. Oh yeah, and make a couple of matching pillowcases with the scraps.

Have a great week!!

Lisa

Decided to see if I could upload a video........here's one of the reasons why there's no full-view photo. This is what I was working against this morning. Oh well.


video

3 comments:

  1. That video is so cool! I know what you mean about queen sized quilts. And I can't justify the expense of having them quilted, so I do it myself. Needless to say, I'm much more inclined to do wall hangings, table toppers and lap quilts. That quilt is a stunner, though. I'd put it on my bed in a heartbeat!

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  2. Wow - it is fabulous! I love the front AND the back. What is that saying "keep your friends close and your quilts closer...." I wouldn't take it somewhere too far away. At least you can visit it if it's close! Best, Lisa

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  3. Your quilt is beautiful!! I'm with you. After all that work, I'd prefer to use a long armer that I can be close to and visit. I'd be nervous to use someone far away and have to trust the mail or some other delivery system.

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