Saturday, May 02, 2009

all I can say is that I am glad this is now done

This quilt above is for my son and his future bride. Their colors for the wedding are black, white and red. A little too down for me for a quilt, but I am fairly certain she will like it. I pushed myself to finish this beast last night, got it done around midnight and popped it into the washer. It was very satisfying to take it out of the dryer later this morning and admire all the crinkly goodness of the quilt though. I hope it brings them many years of happiness because that is what I think of when I snuggle under a quilt.
This one above, I finished a few weekends back. It was my second try at the free motion quilting and I love it. I decided to keep this one too for myself, although when I have my mom over again on Mother's day, I think I will have to hide it. She has already tried to pry it away from me.
None of these are perfect in any sense but I am having fun making these lately. I just realized that I have finished three (!!!) quilts in less than a month, that is a record for me, in years past it would take me darn near a year to finish one and those were not anywhere near as wonderful as these. Of course, my kids were little then and I did not have as much time as I do now to spend on crafts. Well that is something good to say about being in your forties, you now have more time for yourself (yeah!).

1 comment:

Christine said...

OH! Gorgeous. Very inspiring. Need to get my kids older to have more time to craft! :) I enjoy the limited crafting now and the kids most of the time. Ha!