Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I Finally Finished!!!

I am not really a quilter but over the years I have made several log cabin quilts. They have all been machined and hand-tied and while I have enjoyed making them, quilting never really seduced me the way that knitting has. Anyhow, I have been working on this quilt for my sister, Donna, for the past year and a half. I am going to visit her tomorrow and thanks to that deadline I finally finished it last Sunday!  I spent all day Saturday and Sunday in the barn watching hail, snow and blue sky through the big hayloft windows and working on the quilt. I am happy with it and I really truly hope that Donna & John love it.  It is their housewarming gift for their "new" home in Arizona.  They have been in it for well over two years...  these things take time ;)  

P.S.  If you look under my work table you will spy a beautiful hand-painted floor cloth.  It is the project my sister, Julie, and I did while she and Mikey were visiting last October.  I LOVE it! Julie designed it and I was her assistant.  By helping her I got to learn how to do it (not to mention have all the pleasure of playing with her).  I think I'll do another when the weather warms up a little and the barn warms up with it.  I had to wear 3 layers and mitts this past weekend while working on Donna's quilt; it was cold out there :)

1 comment:

cadavidson said...

The quilt is beautiful!
I'm curious about the rug, you'll have to tell me more about it.
I hope you have a wonderful trip.