Monday, August 22, 2011

{Sew} Modern Monday, vol. 3

It's Done!!

 
 I really had no intention of finishing Roger's quilt this weekend,  and was all set to work on another project, but Saturday afternoon Rog said he would take all 3 boys with him to haul equipment. Y'all, I don't think that has ever happened. Me home alone without even one kid? Not in the last 8 months anyway.


I realized this was probably the only opportunity I would have to get it quilted without interruptions, so I dove in. The original plan was to quilt in a zigzag across the quilt, but I quickly realized that was so not going to happen. It is about 76" by 64" and I knew it would only frustrate me and I would be trying to wrangle that thing for the next month, so I quilted in straight horizontal lines instead.


After a minor setback, I started hand-sewing the binding last night and after a marathon run of Flying Wild Alaska today, it is done.  I'm so happy to have it totally finished before our anniversary. 



Sorry for the less than stellar pictures. I didn't finish until about 8:00, so it was starting to get dark and the wind was blowing too much to hang it. Maybe tomorrow when it gets out of the dryer I can get a few better ones.  

Linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations. 


Can't wait to see what other beautiful modern creations everyone has been making!

15 comments:

  1. I know it wasn't part of the original plan, but I love the binding freckle! Congratulations on finishing it early.

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  2. So beautiful, Toni! I like how you used the same solid around the edges - I hadn't seen that done before in a plus quilt. Nice. And congrats for getting it done unexpectedly - always a nice treat!

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  3. It looks great! He's going to love it!

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  4. Wow, that's really great...I think it's the perfect quilt for a guy!

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  5. It turned out so wonderfully. I love how you chose to address that *little* setback. It gives the quilt such character (and you a fun story)

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  6. It looks awesome Toni! Love the little binding addition.

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  7. I still love this quilt. Glad it's finished and So Jealous of your free afternoon! It has been years...doesn't it get better as they get older? Hahahaaa...

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  8. What a golden opportunity for you to get it done! It looks great.

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  9. Oh my, I do love Roger's quilt! I love all of your fabric choices and of course that pattern is killer. Lucky Rog!

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  10. Also, I love your binding hiccup. I think it's fun to add something quirky or unexpected, even if it was by accident. It's still totally perfect!

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  11. I really love the colors of your quilts. I am just finishing up a plus quilt -- i have it all quilted today and just need to sew the binding on....but that's the part that I hate the most.

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  12. What a great quilt! And I love the cute little patch - hey ......... it IS patchwork ;-)

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  13. Wonderful quilt! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great weekend!

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  14. Love the colours in this quilt!

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