Sunday, October 02, 2011

Another Skeleton Finished!! And a Winner!!!!

Yey!!  I have completely finished another skeleton!!

My son's quilt is completely finished - binding label and everything!  I ran outside, while the rain had stopped, to take some pictures of the quilt when the light was so nice.  I threw the quilt over my flowers and snapped away!  Towards the end of the pictures it started sprinkling again so I ran inside.

 
This is the quilt that I started a long long time ago.  When my oldest son was 8 he picked out the fabrics from my stash and he chose the pattern.  He was very specific in what he wanted.  He wanted green, yellow and blue bars in that order and he didn't want prints - he wanted almost solid fabrics.  I cut the strips and he sewed them together on my sewing machine.  He did a great job!  We made this top right around the same time that I was working on my younger son's pumpkin quilt back in 2007!!  Needless to say he is a little older now ;-)

When I asked him what fabric he wanted for the border he chose the print - but it was one that would really have to be mitered so I put it on a hanger and let it sit for a while.  When I was asked to review Lapel Stick I thought that it would be a great chance to try it out while mitering the borders so I did a tutorial and review and mitered the borders.  Then, guess what?  I put it back onto the hanger and let it sit until I had time to do the quilting.

 

Don't those borders look great though?  The miters worked out really well.

Now that I have my new frame I loaded the quilt onto the frame and asked my son how he wanted it quilted.  I asked if he wanted big squiggles or loops?  He said - NO!  Straight lines LOL!

 

So straight lines it is!  I used a 30 weight Sulky Blendable cotton thread top and bobbin and machine quilted crossing straight lines.  Some stars just magically appeared and added to the fun.   He is really happy with it - and really happy that it is finally finished!!  

This quilt took me a few years to finish - mostly because I allowed myself to get side-tracked and work on other things instead of sticking to it and finishing.  But, honestly, I like that I've had a bit of a back-log of quilts to get through once I got my frame.  It gave me some instant practice quilts AND it kind of justified the purchase of the frame.  Part of me wants to rummage through my closet and see if there are any more tops ready to quilt hiding in there.  And part of me doesn't want to LOL!!  I know I have a couple of WIP's in there (works in progress) so I don't count those.  One is my rework quilt that will be hand-quilted and one is the Dessert Nine-Patch that I am still trying to decide if I want to put a border on.  I just can't decide yet for that one.  I still have a couple of baby quilts to load on though so maybe the rummaging will wait for another day ;-)

So what do you think?  Have I spawned another generation of quilters in my house?

Ok ok I have kept you waiting long enough - or did you skip to the end?? 

I used the random number generator at random.org to choose between 1 and 195 VALID entries.  The rest of the entries were no-reply blogger - sigh - this means I had no way to contact these people - sorry guys!  I had a lot of interest in the give-away for the kit so I might just do more give-aways like this - what do you think?

And the winner was comment #60!!!

Mommarock has left a new comment on your post "Fall Chisel Table-Runner":

This is the greatest idea! I would make this :)

Congratulations Mammarock you are the winner of my fabric kit!  I hope that you like it!

6 comments:

Mommarock said...

I'm SUPER excited!! I can't wait to put this on my dining room table :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

beautiful quilt!

Impera_Magna said...

Love that quilt.... and since your son had major input, I'm sure he's going to love it too!


Congratulations to Mommarock!

susan said...

congratulations Mommarock. Katrina, I hope you have started at least two quilters in your house!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Awesome quilt, you make a great team! My boys get involved with their quilts too!
Congrats Mommarock!

Carolyn

Lisa said...

Lovely boy quilt! I'm always happy to find a fellow Canadian quilty friend!! Great blog. I'm your newest follower.