Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Project #5 of the Spring to Finish Challenge

I can't believe this quilt is actually done. It is a king size and I have put off having it quilted for the last year or two. It's been sitting at the bottom of my quilt cabinet for a long time, since I knew it was going to cost a pretty penny to quilt. I got a great deal on the quilting though (a penny a square inch as opposed to the 2 cents the quilter normally would have charged for it, plus 10% off for a first time order.) The Spring to Finish Challenge really motivated me to just do it and I am so glad it's finally off my "to-do list." This was just a scrap quilt. I didn't have a pattern for it (I saw half of a picture of a quilt like it by Blackbird designs and decided to go off of that.) It ended up being enormous (!!!) and I don't think I will ever make a quilt this big again. It's not one that I'm even in love with (o.k. this is sad, since that is a reoccurring theme with most of my quilts) but hey, it's done - and I am a happy girl.

I hate to say it, but I think I might possibly like the backside the best. I love the pattern used to machine quilt it and you can really see it well from the back.

I thought I would see if it looked good on my bed (just to mix things up a bit), but I don't think it is quite the right feel for my room. So, now I need to find a good home for it...hmmm. What am I going to do with a king size quilt?


6 comments:

Keri said...

Seriously, that is huge and must have taken forever. It turned out great...I like the pattern on the back as well. Cute pics of the kids exploring too. P.S I think the 8th will work, so let me know what the plan is! :)

b davis said...

I think it looks great on your bed. Maybe you could just fold it at the end of your bed? Well, good job getting your projects done. I love seeing them.

lyndsey and joey said...

Thanks so much!

christyephillips said...

wow! that's amazing, I can't imagine how much work that was.

Dottie said...

Impressive! How long did that take you? Looks wonderful, the kids are adorable!!

Cassie said...

Wow! This quilt turned out SO nice and I can't believe you made a King! For no reason too? It's HUGE! Great job, Ambs!