Thursday, January 03, 2013

I Finished a Quilt!!!

Long ago, in a land far away, I used to a quilter. Then I had kids. Quilting since then has been spotty at best. Then, at least a year ago...probably more, I started a quilt for James. And yesterday, I finished it! If you heard angels singing down from the heavens, that is why. The following pictures aren't fabulous. When my trusty 6' 4" quilt holder is home, I plan on getting better pictures. I kind of didn't want to give it away, but I guess I will see it everyday so it's all good. I better start Katie's next and maybe by the year 2034 I can get around to making one for Jeff and I too, after Tyler's of course. 

The fabric is mostly wild horses, but the green border in there (if you can tell from the picture) is made of farm-ish fabric.

I used some fancy stitching on my new sewing machine using variegated thread. It used a whole lot of thread. And a whole lot of time. But it looks really pretty.


Along the bottom, I hand embroidered 'Be strong and courageous' from James' favorite verse: Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." 

The happy boy with his quilt. I was finishing it up last night (yeah, it was supposed to be done by Christmas...story of my life) and he asked me if I finished it, to put it over him when he was asleep so he could wake up with his quilt.

It passes the comfy test!


Terry and Linda said...

What a huge amount of time that took. I grandmother made all sorts of quilts over the years. You still have green grass!


Shay said...

Beautiful job!