Friday, January 9, 2009

Procrastination No More

I'm Finally binding the "Get Well Soon" Quilt! Yippeee!

I had put the top together so fast, had it ready to go, hand quilted half of it out, when I thought that I had forgotten to wash the RED corduroy... I then put this project on the shelf, because picking it apart, unpinning etc. was just to much for me to think about.

Then I thought about NOT using the corduroy because this corduroy was much stiffer then what I had used in the past. In past quilts I have used BIG wide soft corduroy, which makes for such a snugly blanket, it's glorious.
This was a tighter weave and the only red I could find, so I went with it.

This was a bit stiff and it hurt my fingers to hand quilt. But I was inspired by my own childhood "sick quilt" made of red corduroy, so it was a must to use on this.

As you can see above. I DID, rip out all the hand stitching, and started over machine quilting it.

I am SO HAPPY I did. It was fun to do, and since it's been washed again, Its so snuggly, my daughter was trying to sleep with it last night and I didn't even have the binding on it yet...

I'm so a Glad I did this project. Thanks Tonya, for this opportunity!
I might not have ever made it...otherwise.

I love it.


Lazy Gal Tonya said...

it's wonderful!!! I'm glad you found a solution that worked out so well. very very fun.

♪♪Melody♪♪ and Puddin said...

It looks like you really had fun quilting it. Looks wonderful and full of free spirit.

Cher said...

this turned out how it all came together and your daughter enjoying it...what fun

Cat said...

This is a terrific quilt! I love the row of houses.

The machine quilting looks great - that's one thing I need to try one day...

upstateLisa said...

looks great, Victoria!