Well, I got my cone of thread on Saturday, about 1pm. I worked on the quilt for 6 hours, between tending to the kids, and got it all finished by bedtime. Today I threw it in the washing machine and dryer, then delivered it to my brother's house after he had left for a camping trip. He will get home tomorrow (his birthday) to find his nice new quilt (and matching pillow!) waiting for him on his bed!
Now, how about a bunch of photos to celebrate this timely finish?
|I used the last of my Salt Water fabric to make a scrappy border. The quilt measures about 80" x 97", before I washed it. The quilt pattern is from Lily's Quilts, it is the LynneBobSquaresPants pattern.|
|Detail of the border quilting...plus some stray threads and dust.|
|The back! Paper pieced airplane with free pieced contrail. I love the simplicity of this back, and how well the quilting is shown off.|
|Better detail of the airplane.|
|It reads [ "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -Leonardo deVinci, Made with love by Renee Hoffman, 2013 ]|
|Here's the border quilting on the back. Some of the feathers got a little crazy...I was tired.|
Here are some photos of the quilting I've posted before, for those who haven't seen them:
This morning I also managed to squeeze in time to make the pillow too! It turned out cute!
|Scrappy airplane and binding, plain blue backing.|
|Airplanes side by side.|
My mom suggested I enter it in the state fair. It's definitely one of my nicest quilts yet, so if my brother's willing to give it up for a couple of months this summer I think I will.
So...what's next? :-)