Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Quilt is On its Way

I finished! This quilt will soon be delivered to a friend of a friend... she has cancer, and this was ordered by her friends so she can have a warm, tangible sign of their caring for her. I showed you the top after I put it together at a retreat. I wanted to do a pieced border but ran out of time, so I did plain old borders. This is the largest size quilt I have ever quilted by myself on my little Pfaffy friend. It measures 61" x 85". It's not perfect, but it's warm and cuddly which is what she needs right now. It's all batiks except the back which is a very soft cotton!




The boutique thing I went to last Friday was fun. Most of the vendors were businesses such as Mary Kay, Avon, and Pampered Chef. I wasn't very tempted by their products, so I spent very little money. I got a lot of sewing done, and a friend came along and knitted while we chit chatted. My time was almost uninterrupted. Since I didn't know anyone there, they pretty much left me alone except when they wanted to admire my quilt tops. They were shy about that since I was a stranger, so I was able to keep sewing.

I'm almost done Christmas shopping. Now I just need my next paycheck so I can get the last things that I couldn't squeeze into the previous expense account. I hope to catch up on reading your lovely blogs, my friends, but I haven't had much free time lately. I'll do that ASAP! I hope everyone is doing well, including Tanya.

7 comments:

Tonya R said...

Wonderful gift quilt to keep someone warm during a hard time. Great job.

joyce said...

What a beautiful quilt. I love everything about batiks except the price. Lol.

Carrie said...

Beautiful quilt! That "friend of a friend" is sure going to love it!

God bless :)

Susan said...

The quilt is beautiful, and I think the plain border, in that beautiful green mottled look, is just perfect for it.

Sandra said...

The quilt is wonderful - batiks always looks great.

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt Carol! The colors alone should brighten her day.

Anonymous said...

Wow, looks great! I love all the cheerful colors you've used. Just what someone not feeling their best would need. :)