Thursday, August 25, 2011

Rainy Days Quilt Finished!

I finished up the quilt a couple of days ago, and my daughter Bea has been sleeping under this masterpiece at night.  It is not perfect, of course, but it is probably my best work to date.  The binding went on without a hitch (thank you, Jane W.) and I used a zig-zag stitch to affix it to the front of the quilt (thank you, Plaid Scottie). 


The backing is really my favorite part of the quilt. I was actually able to align the pieced vertical row with the center strip from the front of the quilt. It looks amazing! I put a mod log cabin around the label. I can't believe it turned out so pretty. This is the second pieced back I've done. It is incredible how much my skills have improved since I started quilting about two years ago.






It's quilted with light gray thread. I always have problems when I use different top and bobbin colors, so I went with gray on both sides. I did stippling and, although not perfect, it looks acceptable, and made with love.




Today was my oldest daughter's first day of kindergarten.  She enjoyed it immensely, but I feel like I've been run over by a truck--emotionally and physically--and maybe am coming down with something.  Kind of like back in college when I crammed for exams, then came home for break and spent the first couple days on the sofa recovering.  Good thing a hurricane is one its way.  Now I have an excuse to just lay around and not do anything:)


9 comments:

  1. Jamie - it looks great!!!! How will you be impacted if Irene comes up the Bay?

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  2. It looks great! I love the back.

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  3. Jamie, the quilt is really pretty. Great job. I love the label and framing it, what a great idea.

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  4. I think you have done a great job and I can't see anything wrong with your quilting. Looks great to me! Stay safe with the hurricane coming!

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  5. Your quilt looks great. The quilting looks wonderful. Just always remember Happiness is Homemade. Hope ya'll stay safe.
    Hugs
    donna

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  6. I love your quilt and the rain theme! I have begun to notice all the pretty pieced backings and want to do one on my next quilt. Feel better!

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  7. This quilt turned out really beautiful! Pretty colors and great quilting! I also like the pieced back very much (and am impressed that you were able to aline it with the front) so the quilt can be used on both sides. No wonder Bea likes it. ;-)

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  8. Great quilt. Your binding sound intriguing.

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