Saturday, March 9, 2013

Another late Christmas Finish

 I have finally finished Rebecca's Christmas present and from the look on her face I don't think she will let me have it back to take a better picture of it.  I started this quilt a couple months ago.  The blocks were given to me from one of my guild members at the SLMQG I would tell you there name but I sadly can't remember.  Speaking of my memory I am not one that is good at all at remembering names which often times causes me frustration because I hate to admit I can't remember a name.  But since I am being honest It did take me 3 dates to remember Tanya's name (I wrote her name on my hand before I went to pick her up so that I would not forget it.  Admittedly I should have written it some where she would not notice as she still teases me from time to time.)  But since she is still with me 20 years later I am hoping the guild member that gave me these will forgive me too.  Any way if any one in the guild reads this please remind me who gave them to me so I can thank them properly.
The reason this quilt has taken so much time to finish is that it is the largest quilt that I have ever made.  It was really hard to quilt.  I realized that the space I quilt it just does not accommodate the size of this quilt.  And another thing I realized is quilting a huge quilt makes you really hot with the thing draped all over you.  The whole time I have been making this quilt I have been teasing Rebecca that this was a donation quilt.  When I finished it she grabbed it and screamed MINE! and ran off and would not let me get with in arms reach of the quilt.  Even now i am not sure where she hid it.  Oh well hope she loves her late Christmas present.

12 comments:

Teresa in Music City said...

What a great gift Richard! I'm sure she will treasure that quilt forever.

tubakk said...

I love this Christmas present. Sorry that my husband isn't a quilter. Have a nice weekend!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a cute story. How lucky your daughter is to have a quilt made by her Dad. Great job!

Teresa said...

I love this quilt! Great gift, Richard. I'm glad you got it finished.

Mary said...

LOL...Glad you figured out Tanya's name. The quilt looks great. I don't like to make little quilts. Maybe it is because I am so cold natured!!

Christine M said...

That quilt is beautiful Richard. I would run off with it too!

Joyce Carter said...

The quilt is very beautiful, Richard.I know your daughter will treasure it.
I have a hard time remembering names also. I liked the story you told about remembering Tanya's name.At least she didn't get mad at you.
Have a great weekend.

claire witherspoon said...

That's funny! A really great quilt for a teen girl. I can see why she grabed it up right quick! Pretty colors and pattern. cheers, Claire W.

desertskyquilts said...

If you have the space, put a folding table (or something similar) on the other side of your sewing machine, and another one along the side next to the needle side of the machine. Let those carry the weight of your large quilts.

You're the kind of quilter the APQS George is made for. =)

Quilter's Diary said...

I really love this quilt. I've never seen spool blocks with the triangle block in the center -- it makes the whole thing so much more charming. Did you quilt it by hand or machine?

SuperMomNoCape said...

Love those spool blocks. Your daughter will treasure that quilt for years to come. That's the cool thing about quilts!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I wouldn't mind waiting for that! I love double hourglass blocks - very nice!

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