Tuesday, November 30, 2010
MSY Quilt top done, but not quilted :-(
Well, sometimes you try your best, but the best isn't quite good enough. I did get the quilt top finished today, but then a string of homework (7th grade algebra, ugh), and a school Christmas show took up a big chunk of the rest of the day and evening, and even with all layers ironed and ready to go, I just can't see me finishing it by midnight. I did submit it, in hopes that it makes it to the picture group, but also said it wasn't done :-(. Tonight, helping kids with homework and seeing a wonderful group of elementary kids perform for us was more important.
But here's the top all done! Plus I had one of my kids hold the quilt up to the light so I could take a picture. Have you ever noticed how wonderful quilts look that way? Kind of like stained glass. When I was at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show this summer, it was sunny, and all of the quilts were hung outside. As I walked behind many of them I noticed again and again how beautiful they look when you can "see" through them. I decided to use a solid white piece of fabric for the back, and the thinnest whitest batting I had on hand. Although now that I have a bit more time, I may buy a better piece. I will also have time to quilt it properly and not be in such a rush. I may even cut the borders off to make it smaller. I originally planned it to be smaller, and only had enough of the gray fabric to make it the size that it is. I live in a rural area where I can't run out to Jo-Anns too, so I added the border to make it the required minimum size for the contest.
Anyhow..... I'm off to bed, and can't wait to see all of the other entries for the contest. And yes, I have this quilt almost done :-)