Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Circuit Rider quilt

It's finished - done and hung!  It really feels good to finally get it up on the rod.  I have it in front of a window that leaks cold air all winter and puts a good chill on my house.  I've had small quilts draped over cafe' rods in the past but wanted one large quilt for a prettier effect.  You can see in its lower right where the sun was hitting the window and this is why I wanted a solid backing.  There is another very large window on the front of the room (this is on the side) that doesn't let in all that cold air so there's still quite a bit of natural light coming in.  To say I'm happy with this quilt is an understatement!  I'm also surprised at how quickly the quilting went, once I finally took that first stitch, especially with everything else going on. 

If you look at my posts from last year, April to June 2009, you can see the progress on the blocks so I don't need to post all that again.  I think I know what my next big quilt project will be - along with small, doll size quilts thrown in, but I still need one or two more fabrics.  I guess I'll just have to hit the quilt shops.  Bummer, right?

Monday, October 18, 2010

What's new

This is what's new here - Nathan James, weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and 22 inches.  He was born last Tues, Oct 12, the same day as his oldest cousin - she turned 4 that day.  Mom (my middle daughter) had problems when labor started but they're both doing well now.  It took much longer than normal for things to go back to almost normal for her but the drs finally let them go home after many more days than usual.  Trying to get a good shot without the flash in a fairly dark room turned out to be problematic as you can tell.  It's not my sharpest picture but you can get a good idea of what he looks like - beautiful! 

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Evan's quilt

Finally - a picture of the baby quilt! I didn't take one of the back but it's mostly white, like the front, with stripes down the sides made from fabrics I used in the body of the quilt. A few of the stripes are pieced. The quilt is a bit bigger than 45" wide and probably between 5 and 6 feet long. I finished it last October, long before Evan was born on December 3rd. I truly love hand quilting and and this was intended to be a special quilt for him, and one he would use, so I quilted it by hand. My daughter and her husband decided not to find out if he was a boy or girl until he made his arrival, so no pink and very little blue in this one - even though I was pretty sure he was a boy.

I have my Circuit Rider quilt marked now but haven't begun the quilting. I had really intended to do that this winter but just never got it started. It's folded up and sitting on the back of the couch in my living room so that I don't forget. Maybe I'll get it started next fall. I have other quilts to make before then and don't want something that big draped over my lap in the summer.

Happy Easter everyone!