Monday, April 6, 2009

It's Done!

Well, my patchwork quilt is all done and I am pleased with the results. JoAnn is pleased too. I do like the colors, but these photos still look like winter time, and as I am trying to update the blog for springtime, it seems like the quilt should be in pastels. I did in fact see a rag quilt for sale at a local home decor store that was all in pastels, but was just a very small lap robe size. The photo above shows the quilt about folded in half so you can get the idea of it's size. It is big enough to put on top of JoAnn's bed.
The clipping of the seams was messy and time-consuming, but it worked well and makes a fun patchwork effect. It was a great project to work on while sitting down. This is a much quicker project than making an entire quilt, and is fun for a change. After cutting out the squares for this quilt about 4 1/2 years ago, it feels so good to finish this project up. JoAnn has been very good about not complaining, but I'm sure she thinks it's about time too.
This is the back of the quilt...smooth likes normal blocks sewn together for a quilt. It's reversible, so you can change the look. There is something very satisfying about sewing, and creating things for gifts or for the house. I'm thinking about my next project now....

1 comment:

Monica said...

Congratulations!! It is a good feeling to finish something, isn't it. It turned out beautifully -- well done. I look forward to seeing what your next project will be.