Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Nearly done now!
I came home from the beach to find my quilt was ready! Laurie, my quilter, is AMAZING. The more I looked at the various bright squares the more I thought they looked like those high res photos of galaxies and space phenomena you see on calendars or the Discovery Channel, so the star/flame pattern suits the quilt perfectly. I realized that this is the second quilt I've made to have a bright yellow back to it - Owen's quilt has a yellow satin back. JJ chose the yellow (this is his quilt) and I think he was absolutely right. It shows off the variegated thread perfectly. I love how the thread changes color and highlights the colors in the squares beneath - a special little extra in an already fun-to-look-at quilt - who knew it could get better?? Now comes the task of binding the thing. It's a relatively small quilt - just big enough for Daddy and two boys to cuddle beneath - but since one side of the binding has to be hand sewn it will probably take me the rest of the year to finish unless I get a real bee in my bonnet. But for now I'm just pleased as punch to have it back and looking so beautiful!