Wednesday, November 02, 2011

On The Road Again

Me and my DH are on the road to NYC today so I thought in keeping with the NaBloPoMo of posting every day in the month of NovemberI would write a post tonight and have it post tomorrow while we are traveling.  He has to go to NJ for Flight Safety and if you remember, I get to go into the city and play for the week!!  We will be driving all the way there tomorrow.

So for your reading pleasure I will be talking about that little quilt I talked about recently.  A friend of my DD1had her grandmother pass away and she donated all her fabric to my church quilting group.  I felt like she needed to have a little quilt made out of this fabric before it all went to the church group.  So I came up with a dresden plate layout.  It was a very eclectic  collection to say the least!  I made the quilt top and decided it needed to be hand quilted.  Do I hand quilt?  Not very well, but I determined to try.  I did alright around the plates but the feathers were so difficult.  I was complaining about it at the gym and one of the ladies offered to do it for me.  I gave her the top and she did the feathers, or most of them.  I got it back and thought that it needed a little more quilting so I quilted inside each fan blade and then I quilted inside the rectangles.  I finished it recently and I was so excited!! I put a label on it the other night just before the party because the woman I was going to give it to was coming to our Halloween party.  I gave it to her and she was thrilled.  Would you like to see?

Front with SaraFront

Here is the back too


And the label


I talked about this quilt and showed close ups of the hand quilting here, if you want to see.  I want to know if any of you are planning on participating in the NaBloPoMo and blogging every day in November too?  I would love to hear from you!!  Next time you hear from me I will be in NYC!!!


meags&me said...

That is beautifully quilted. It looks wonderful! Nice job!

Vickie said...

It is a wonderful quilt and you are so thoughtful!
Have fun in NYC!!!

Sara said...

New York Citttttttttty!!!! Have a terrific time with the hubs:):):)

Denise :) said...

What a pretty little quilt -- love the quilting; it really stands out beautifully on the back! I blogged every day in the month of October. I've got family coming in for the week of Thanksgiving so I think I'll take some time off this month! Have a blast in NYC -- it's such a marvelous city!! :)

Mrs Quilty said...

My daughter lives up north of NYC but have only been there twice....she took me into the city on one of my trips. You are so lucky! I hope you enjoy every minute! And you are so kind to make that quilt for your friend and it turned out beautiful, and uniquely hers with memories to boot. Great job!

Teresa said...

It looks great! I'm thinking of making a dresden plate soon. You inspired me.

JJ said...

That turned out really nice.

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