Monday, October 13, 2008

Quilt Projects

Because I have nothing finished right now, and nothing new to post, I'm going to show off some of my older finished projects, in hopes that it will inspire me to complete some UFO's.

This quilt was purchased by my sister many, many years ago to complete her trousseau. (That's an ancient thing now days isn't it?) I believe it was made by a great aunt or some female relative. It was only the quilt top, and sat in her cedar chest for a while until she met the man of her dreams. I offered to quilt it for her, (upcoming wedding-double wedding ring quilt, get it?)

I don't recall how long it took me to quilt it, but I believe, true to family tradition, I think it was late, at least before her first anniversary anyway.

It was wobbly, the football shapes inside the rings weren't flat at all and as I quilted it, it required pinning and flattening. It did turn out relatively flat, but the footballs are all a bit poofy.

I'm pretty proud of the quilting, it was all hand done with a bias border around the scalloped edges.

3 comments:

Emily said...

I don't see any mistakes...I see genius. Wish I could do that!

Totallyscrappy said...

Beautiful!

Lelia Chealey said...

Wow!
I wish I had that talent. That is really beautiful. My great Aunt Myla is very gifted in that way too. Nothing like homemade love to be covered in.
Hope all is well with you. Miss "talking" with you!! For awhile there we were not only blogging buddies, but email buds too. :)
Take care,
Lelia

 

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