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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Done feels oh so Good...


 So the red quilt is done. Well, the top is done, next comes the quilting process. Not sure yet what I'm going to do there... still pondering. There are SO many seams... I showed it at my Guild meeting last night, and you will see it full size just as soon as I can get some decent pics outside. Today is out as we are experiencing yet another lovely winter storm day- freezing rain, snow, rain-snow mix... take your pick. That's pick as in choice,  not photo!  (ha! trying to inject a little humour here to make up for this crappy weather.. I am SO tired of all this lovely "winteryness")
Here are a few shots taken on the livingroom floor - not great but proof that it is all done with borders on. As you can see I chose the more involved border with both piano keys and flying geese, but you knew that already didn't you? That's why it took a while. The piano keys just didn't look like they were "enough"...

Anyway the top is done and I am in the process of tidying my studio- folding and putting away what feels like a thousand reds and almost as many lights.  Hmmm.... what happened here? I did this quilt to deplete some reds but I seem to have more than ever... (note to self: need another basket for reds...) Please tell me I'm not the only one this happens to... (Are they multiplying overnight?)
As well as more variety of reds in my stash now, I'm left with a great number of little tiny triangles, both reds and lights. Like hundreds!! You just know I'm going to have to do something with these... I can't bear to toss them in the garbage. I think I feel another Miniature coming on... After all I am teaching a Miniatures class next week, so maybe it's time for a new Mini??? What do you think?

Piece!
Linda

"There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way." ~ Christopher Morley



10 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

Linda, your red quilt is really gorgeous! You should be proud of your work and I know it took a lot of work and time to complete this. What about making Christmas table runners with the scraps? Just a thought. Congratulations on getting this beauty finished!

Darlene D said...

Wow!! It's a beauty!

Linda said...

It is just wonderful Linda! So gorgeous. The border just makes it sparkle. Awesome job!

Gwen Buchanan said...

Beautiful work Linda. look at all that piecing, wow, your top looks gorgeous.
... and I am in complete agreement on this winter weather.. it can let up anytime now. I'm waiting impatiently for spring.

Sandi Mac said...

You and your quilt top could come for a visit!!! No snow, sunshine, you could get some longarm experience and return home with a completed quilt.

Sandi Mac said...

Oh, and the quilt is fabulous!!!!

Kathy said...

Linda, I love it! Red is my colour and what an awesome job you have done!
As I sit relaxing in our lovely B&B, snowed in, in St. John's NL, I am perusing the blogs that are my favourites! We are visiting our DD and "At Wits Inn" is treating up WELL. Feel like part of the family.

Lavender Cottage said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, we do have much in common.
I so enjoy looking at the quilts others make and wish I had taken up this craft years ago. The and only quilt I have is from PEI, the whole double size hand stitched.
Judith

Karen said...

I confess I've been back several times to look at your quilt. I love it. So many shades of red and they all bring out the best in each other. You aren't really going to fold this up and keep it in the car, are you!?

GailM. said...

Ahh, soooo nice. I love it. I definitely think a mini is the right thing to make out of the scraps. I'm checking in from Lake Wales Florida. Will be here until March 1st. Then moving on again.

I agree with Sandi Mac. Now that hubby is retired, you two need to add a little more sunshine into your winter routines.

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