Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Picture Day!!

Yesterday was VERY breezy!! LOL Makes for a challenging picture day!! :0)
I have finished my daughters College quilt top and wanted to post it here for you to see. But, as you might have noticed, my helper was having some issues holding it without the wind pushing it around her feet. She is so happy with it! She has already posted a picture of it on Facebook!
Hahaha! I love this picture! My daughter was amused that her Dad was trying to stay out of the picture! But you know I just had to get him in the photo for you to see how funny he is sometimes! My sweet husband must have seen us struggling with the wind! He actually came out on his own to help hold the quilt still. LOLOLOLOL!
After many pictures were taken struggling with the wind I thought it might be best to take one more with the quilt laying on the floor.
I've already got a back picked out and just need to go get some purple thread! Because that is what daughter would prefer.
I have one more thing to tell you. You might have noticed that the star blocks and triangle border make this quilt look a little more formal. Then comes the last couple of borders. Well, I found this particular pattern to be very wasteful with cutting the pieces out. The quilt ended up being smaller then my daughter wanted it to be. After which my daughter started playing around with all of the extra pieces. The two of us put our heads together and came up with the final borders. Not quite as formal as the first one, but we were both happy with it! And that's what really counts. As well as the fact that we used up a lot of the wasted fabric which made me feel better. :0)

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love the color combinations with the black background. So striking!!

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  2. That is beautiful, Karen! Very nice job! I think it funny how your hubby decided to help:D
    Anyway, your daughter must be so happy about this quilt!! Really beautiful!

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  3. I like the borders on the quilt. The prairie points and the random squares further out.

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  4. This is a beautiful quilt Karen and I like the original and practical touch you have added with the borders. Happy stitching!

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  5. The quilt turned out so well! Love it. Your daughter does look very pleased...you know she will enjoy this beauty for years to come. Fantastic that it's made especially for her by her mom and oh so Facebook worthy, lol. A great quilt, Karen! :-D

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  6. This quilt is just beautiful!!

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  7. That's a gorgeous quilt, and I love how innovative you were with the borders.

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  8. What a beautiful quilt! I can see why she's so happy with it! :0)

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  9. Well, it turned out fabulous. I just love the fabrics and the border you two worked on it great too.
    Love the photo of your hubby helping out. Made me giggle.

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  10. Beautiful quilt! Have you had a chance to check out all the quilts people are sharing over at www.WeAllSew.com yet? Lots of great projects, tutorials, and tips!

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  11. This is a beautiful quilt. I love how black sparks any quilt; this is a winner for sure!

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  12. Karen, your quilt turned out just beautiful! I bet your daughter is so thrilled with it. You both did a fabulous job designing the border, it's perfect. Gotta love the photo of your hubby holding the quilt, priceless. LOL

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  13. oh karen the quilt is beautiful! so fun to see how everyone helped you to take a picture of it!
    congrats on a great finish!
    Kathie

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  14. Beautiful quilt Karen. I am sure your daughter is thrilled with it!

    Thanks for sharing you projects, it is always fun to view lovely quilting such as yours!

    I followed you through Sue's blog, we are also blogging friends ---loved the thoughtful gift you sent her!

    I will visit you again, soon.

    Carolyn :)

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