Friday, February 11, 2011

Phew. All done!

Hi all!

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 too.

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! ;-)


Norma's Nonsense said...

Joan it turned out very pretty, how sweet to make it for your friend. I'm sure she will treasure it. And, what is wrong with the blinding??? it looks great to me. Don't be so hard on yourself.

Pam said...

Wow!!! Congratulations!! It is gorgeous, you should be so proud!

Corinnea said...

It's fantastic! Stop with the binding stuff, everything looks great! I am so proud of you. I am sure that your friend loved her gift! Very nicely done!

Bocci said...

Hi Joan,
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Hop over to Bocci's Beefs and take a look around-we'd love to have you as an official Follower!

Jessica said...

That is SOOO pretty I love the colors it looks like it will make you happy just to be able to cuddle up under it!

Joan's Good Life said...

Thank you everyone for all your positive comments! I really like how it turned out and I am so relieved that ms. orlu loved it!

Thanks again for all the love on this quilt!

Rhonda said...

Ah, ha! So you are one of those crafty people like the rest of my family. Beautiful quilt. I have heard alot about you from them...all good things I might add. It's nice to have a face with the name.