A couple of weeks ago, I was teasing my blog readers with pictures of a quilt that I was working on. I had to pull it off because (a) I had some customer quilts to do and (b) I had to figure out how to fix the crosshatching math mess I had gotten in to.
After finishing some other stuff this weekend, I fixed my math problem by pretending it didn’t exist: I frogged out the cross-hatching. Luckily, it was straight line stitching, and the thread slid out pretty easily.
The light is terrible, so I should probably wait until tomorrow to take better pictures, but I’m so excited, I don’t want to wait…
See, I’ve been teasing you with pictures that show things like this:
Last year, when I was making quilts for my youngest niece and nephew, I realized that these youngster’s had older siblings who hadn’t had quilts from me in awhile, and I asked my brother and sister-in-law for an update on favorite colors.
My niece’s favorite color was reported to be: HORSE. I knew that she was horse-mad, but I didn’t realize it was that bad.
I got a good laugh, filed it away for future reference and promptly got busy with who knows what.
Oh, that’s not true: I did order the pattern for the center. And then I moved everything home from the store and it got all piled up and…
Anyway, sometimes things just have to simmer for just the right amount of time, and things finally came together for Sofia’s horse quilt: several years ago, at a quilt show, I bought a kit from Sew Batik to make a Jewel Box quilt. It had a chocolate brown background, and the jewel-toned batiks. I would pick it up every so often and put it back down, finding that I wasn’t quit in the right mood for it. Good thing, as it turned out to be the perfect fabric for this quilt. I had to supplement the jewel tones with some bits and bobs of leftover Sew Batik that I had floating around, the border fabric was originally the backing fabric from the kit.
It needs to be washed, blocked and bound, but having the quilting done is a big hurdle.
Can you see why I was so pleased? I hope Sofia loves it as much as I do.