Sunday, September 23, 2012

Finished after two years!

 I started this quilt two years ago for my daughter and her husband as a housewarming present.  It got put aside as other projects came along.  I finally finished it!  I didn't realize how big it was going to be-102 inches square.  I never thought I was going to finish it.  As a side note-we live in a HOA neighborhood.  Of course the problem neighbor of the neighborhood is our next door neighbor.  We had to put up a privacy fence due to them.  They have turned us in to the HOA because of the line on the deck my husband put up for me to hang my quilts so I can photograph them.
 We went to Rehoboth Beach for a mini vacation this month.  I knew I would miss sewing so I took my Featherweight with me.  As luck would have it, we had a rainy day that I took advantage of and pieced a baby quilt I had cut out.
 Here is the view from the balcony.  It was supposed to rain the previous day-so we did lots of indoor things that day-no rain.  This day was supposed to be nice and sunshiny-lots of rain.
 Here is the baby quilt top laid out on the bed.  I just quilted it so it will be bound some time soon.
We rode our bikes to the next town over when we thought it was done raining.  We moved the table and chairs outside to eat and down came the rain again.  We still had fun riding around.  The shore is the greatest place to ride bikes-no hills to deal with.  


LimeRiot said...

I think 2 years for a quilt that beautiful and intricate is pretty darn good!! It would probably take me 2 centuries :). What a special gift.

Kris said...

Pam - That quilt for your daughter is one beautiful piece of art!! Hey, go check out the September 30th post on my blog!!!

Quiltingranny said...

Wow! As a child I spent lots of time at that very beach. My family still lives in Delaware.
Please help us spread the word about our Aurora Colorado quilt drive for handmade quilts for the victims, first responders and families of the lost:
We have raised 90 and sent them off and need 225 more!

Sue Daurio said...

Well that beauty was definitely worth the wait. That is just absolutely stunning! How fun riding bikes at the beach.

Ivory Spring said...

Oh my goodness - that newly finished quilt is stunning. Black and red always make stunning quilts.

Jeanne said...

I don't know where you live, but I live in NE Oregon and we go to the Oregon Beach every year for a family vacation. We rent the same fancy beach house (5 master bedrooms, 3 stories) and this last spring it rained the whole time we were there. Luckily I brought along my sewing machine and a few projects! Out of all of my family members, I was the only one NOT bored at all. Which state do you live in? Absolutely ADORE your quilt that took two years to finish!! Stunning!!! Jeanne