Saturday, February 15, 2014

Deadline Met and Mission Accomplished

I was SOOOO excited AND exhausted but I finished sewing on the binding at 6:00 pm Friday evening!!  Yes, a completed quilt in 5 days.

( You need to read my previous post to know what this post is talking about )

Hubby came home a few minutes after I finished it.  I was glad I had moved my sewing 
room back upstairs where all my gift wrap, bows and such are up
here too.  I quickly found some ribbon and tied it around the
folded and rolled up quilt.
Hubby was really surprised when I gifted it to him.  He was REALLY
impressed I had actually machine quilted it.  Especially
in a design other than just straight lines.  ( I was patting myself on the back for this one too! )

Here it is…. I know it's just squares, but I wanted it simple so I could make it quick and fast
as fast could be.  
I chose some older fabrics
that have been lurking around for a while 'cause I'm sure tired of looking at them
every time I thumb through my stash!!

I knew Hubby and the Goober dog would like it regardless!
( The Goober dog lays in the chair every night with Hubby so it's his quilt too! )

This gingham on the back has been in my stash l-o-n-g before I knew to call it my stash.
I added this tan fruit/veggie in 'cause it has corn and various other
fruits and veggies Hubby has in his garden.

I like it……especially now that it's finished.  There are sunflowers and a block FULL of red tomatoes.
An African print toward the top, various type prints and a few flowers
thrown in so he can stay in touch with his FEMININE side! (snicker)

Maybe I should challenge myself with deadlines on future quilts and inspire myself to 
get more accomplished………….naaahhhhhh!

I'm headed outside now,
it's 84 degrees!!!!

11 comments:

  1. Clapping, cheering, sending virtual high fives!!! Fantastic surprise! Fun fabrics and a quick finish, way to go!!!

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  2. I had no doubt you would complete it in time. I love quilts with just squares - such an old fashioned homey sort of thing.

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  3. 2 WOWS! One for this quilt and your machine quilting!
    The other for your weather.

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  4. Congratulations! I'm sure it was thrilling for all of you!!

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  5. You made it ! Congratulations.......what a fun gift and surprise !

    I am crazy over your new header photo ! That's handquilting I see, isn't it? Just lovely !

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  6. Way to go! It looks like all of your hard work and sleuthing paid off in spades.

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  7. Simple is wonderful. Way to go. It's so nice when one can pull off a surprise that will be treasured.
    Congrats!

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  8. Whoo hoo! Congrats on such a quick finish, and a wonderful quilt. Yay! for using up some old stash too. Mr. B.D. and Goober will love it, I'm sure. But when will they use it if it's 84* in February??

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  9. Oh,forgot to say, Good Job on trying something different with the machine quilting. It looks great!

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