Saturday, July 16, 2011


I finished the quilting on my taking-forever paintbox on Thursday;
the binding is going to have to wait until it gets cooler.
much cooler!

simple diagonal straight-line quilting with a curlicue border

I added a word, because I just have to...

the back does have some puckers,
but not nearly as many as this picture would have you believe.

I'm thinking this may be my Gramma's Christmas present;
she used to paint, so the 'paintbox' is appropriate.
She loves bright colors,
and she gets awful chilly in the winter.
I think she'd like snuggling under this and watching her tele.
And she loves me enough
that she won't mind my puckers and mistakes.
I think this one's Gramma's.

Monday, July 11, 2011

getting there

hmm - I should have ironed before snapping a picture,
ya think?!

Not surprisingly,
given how the rest of this quilt has gone,
the back doesn't look
like what I had intended
when I first set out to make it.
But I'm happy with it all the same.
I used the same dark gray sheet
for my border on the front, too.

Wonder how long it'll take me to get it quilted??