“I’m so excited that I just can’t hide it”. . .
Hide what you might ask? Since January, of this year, I have been making a king size quilt for my Colorado daughter. Many, many hours have been invested in its outcome. After toiling over the construction and assembly of 100+ blocks, applying the borders, loading it on my long arm quilt machine, free motion quilting it, attaching and securing the binding . . . I am so very proud and pleased to say . . . it is Finished!! Although its been a very long journey, I’ve loved pouring my heart into this beautiful creation. The pattern was taken from Karla Alexander’s book Color Shuffle. All of the fabric was purchased from Life’s A Stitch Quilt Shoppe in Janesville, Wisconsin. Let me share a few photos with you.
In the beginning . . .
I am just as pleased with the outcome of the quilt top as I am of the backing. The back was assembled from left over blocks as well as fabric. I think my daughter will be able to display the quilt on her bed from either side.
All finished, the quilt measures 113″ x 113.5″ and weighs 9.2 pounds. If only I had kept track of the number of hours, yards of fabric and miles of thread used to put it together. What an interesting bit of information that would have been. Then again, maybe I wouldn’t want to know. Any way, it was a labor of love for me and I will be so proud to see it displayed on my daughter’s bed when I hand deliver it to her in Colorado this fall. I’m also certain that, since this quilt has been so much a part of my life the last nine months, I will truly miss seeing it every day. I guess I will have to revisit this blog post and admire the pictures when ever I get lonely.
So what do you think?
I’m linking up with fellow quilters at Freshly Pieced. Stop by her blog and entertain yourself with the other wonderful creations.