Monday, April 21, 2008

Finished!!

This quilt really should have been done ages ago, but some fabric delays, mono, and a bit of sewing avoidance held off the finished project. It is now all done and not a moment too soon since it is for a birthday that is rapidly approaching!! Now, to just get it in the mail. I hate the post office!



I am in love with the fabrics, but I am still deciding if I like the back. I think I do, maybe..... well it is done and washed and sitting with the sweet doll quilt all ready to go. I should have probably waited to post until after the package had arrived, but this is going to my younger sister's daughter. Natalie and I are almost incapable of keeping secrets from one another. Really, we even told each other what we were getting for Christmas. It is a disease! LOL So she would have seen it anyway.

I was at my parents today and my mom showed me a stack of old cross stitches that my grandma did. I will see if I can photograph them tomorrow. The great thing about them, is that they were originally stenciled by my great grandmother but she never got to them. My grandmother completed the embroidery, but never did anything with them. My mom saved them from being donated, and now, I want to finish them. Multi generational crafting! I love it!! I had already started working on (read: began to cut out squares) a quilt for my grandma (for Mother's day??) and am thinking I will incorporate one of the designs into the quilt. Even though there are 5 designs, they don't really go together all that well, so I think they will all need to be separate projects. Any brilliant ideas on how to incorporate a 15"x22" cross stitch into a quilt? I'd love to hear some ideas!!

7 comments:

amandajean said...

your quilts look wonderful!

Kendra said...

Wow!! You have one lucky sister and niece. I have a quilt top I finished long time ago that needs to be backed, etc. I should send it up your way! I will never get it done...
xoxo-

Lori said...

WOW. Those are beautiful!

BTW - you should enter the boutique contest even if you can come. Kim and I can vouch for you if you win. Or, send someone we know to pretend they are nicole!:)

Natalie said...

Oh Juliana will be so excited. You have no idea how much I want to put her old quilt up and have a quilt that I won't be hoping that one one sees. LOL. She is so lucky!!!!

Kelsey Smith said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!

davidandnatalie said...

Once again I am amazed by your finished product! What a beautiful quilt! I was admiring mine again the other day. We still love it!!

Chrissy said...

What a beautiful quilt! I don't have any suggestions for incorporating your Grandmonther's cross-stitch patterns into a quilt, but I think it's a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing!