So, I finished the quilt yesterday. I'm going to say that I got it completed on time and then just barely. But the reality is, her birthday was on the 1st of February and I only managed to give it to her yesterday. Fortunately for me, she is a sweet and wonderful woman.
The colors are all spring timey (that's a word isn't it?) ;-) I know that Ms. Orlu is a bit tired of the cold so I thought these colors would remind her of spring and how it is on the way, even though we've had temps at -8 deg. in the past few days! Today it's supposed to get up into the 30's! Yeah!
Anyhow, I know that I did not do the binding correctly. Yes, I KNOW I didn't. But, that's okay. If I had done it correctly, it would have been another week before I could give it to her. I did what I had to do in order for it to be completed in a relatively timely manner. And if you're not a quilter you'd never know that is was wrong.
The really good thing is that she isn't up on the correct way to make a quilt. She's always saying how she's not the "crafty" sort. She didn't do hand work type things so she was so happy to get something that I made by my own little ol' hands. ;-) And I LOVE how much she seemed to love the quilt. She is such a special lady and she is such a joy to me and anyone who meets her.
So here is the completed quilt and even though I took my camera with me when I went to visit her. I totally spaced taking pictures of her with the quilt. But, I did take pictures of the finished quilt before I wrapped it up. So, here it is. And Corinnea, I'm so thankful that tiny, even, stitches are a thing of the past because there was no (NO) way I could have managed that in the short time I gave myself to hand quilt it!
This was taken outside.
This was taken inside. You can see the color is a bit off.
As is this.
The quilting was rather sparse. I only did the outline of each of the blocks. I used Warm & Natural batting which is my favorite because it makes the finished quilt look old fashioned. At least, that's what I think. And, I only bent three needles! But then it was a small quilt. ;-)
So. This is done and now I can get started on my kitchen cabinets. And, crocheting more doilies. Okay, it's back to work for me. And thank you all for your kind comments. Ya'll are a constant boon to my ego! Hope you all are having a great day and working on some fun projects! ;-)