Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fit for a King (size)

I had planned to pace myself, doing one border a night and getting my quilt done by Friday, Sunday at the latest. But no, if you know me, once I get close to the finish line, its just a sprint from there and there is no stopping me. So, in true form, I was hunched over the sewing machine last night and again this morning, putting the remaining strips of material on it. I nearly tore a few of them back off in frustration. Something about this particular size quilt, it was just the right length and width that almost every border I put on ended up with the seam in a bad place, usually right in the corner. If I had planned better (or bought more fabric to begin with – except that I bought all there was) I could have cut along the length and avoided seams altogether. But, since there wasn’t enough fabric on the bolts to do that, I had no choice. I know you can’t tell in the picture, but contrary to my husband’s beliefs, this quilt will win no honors at the County Fair this summer. Too many technical imperfections. Oh well! It will still keep us warm this fall!

I still need to take it to the quilter, so you’ll see this bad boy make an appearance again, but not for awhile. I need to save up some money first. This being a king size, and since I’m going to have custom work done on it, its going to cost me a pretty penny to have finished. But, at least I can cross it off MY project list!

Now my new problem is…..these colors don’t really go with my bedroom walls. Guess I’m going to have to re-paint this summer, too.


NV said...

Wow! Looks great. Unless you really WANT to paint your bedroom walls, couldn't you get some accent pillows and drape a throw over the end of the bed that DO match the wall?

Just a thought ...

Bev said...

This is a fabulous quilt pattern and I love the colors you chose too! Those small shots of dark blue really make it special. My mom has pieced quilts for all of us kids and her grandkids and baby quilts for each of the greats as they are born. My cousin has a quilting business just a mile or so north of the town where you work. Is that who does your quilting?

She has had the tops for my grandboys' new twin size quilts for months now without completing them so I am wondering if you go to someone else. I do know it takes a while because so few people do quilting that they always have more work than they really want.

Ty'sMommy said...

Thanks, Bev! And you must be talknig about Sue Ann. Yep, love her, she does great work. I've taken a number of things to her. I do know of two other people in town who do machine quilting and I'd be happy to pass along the info if you want to contact me directly at

I'm taking this new quilt to one of those two, she happens to be my husband's aunt....or cousin....or something like that, and does wonderful work as well.