Friday, November 6, 2009

1 Down, a LOT more to go


I have 1 Christmas present done but a lot more to go...I'm just happy with one for now especially since it's only the 6th of November. I started this quilt about a month or so ago and was thinking as I was making it that I'd never done one for my BIL in Florida and he did ask a long time ago but I just didn't know what to make. So I thought when hubby came home from his visit with his brother that I'd ask him if he thought this was manly enough and did he want me to finish it and I could send it to him for Christmas. WELL....hubby came home and said to me "hey, my brother asked what I thought you were doing while we were visiting and I said sewing. He reminded me that he'd never gotten a quilt from you and could I talk to you about making him one to throw over his leather couch". I whipped the quilt out and said "great minds think alike...I made this while you were away". He really liked the colors and since his brother is a big fan of RED it will work wonderful. So, I had it quilted and finished the binding last night so now it's ready for the holidays. OH...and by the way, if you enlarge the picture I think you can see the quilting....my friend Sandi quilted it with musical notes all over it! My BIL is big into music and performs in community theatre in Florida so I think the quilting just jazzes the whole thing up.

5 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

oh my gosh! i love this quilt! it's perfect! i've never made a quilt out of solids before...this one convinces me that i need to soon! wonderful job! ☺

Angela said...

That is cool!

Conni said...

Very striking quilt, Peggy! Congrats on getting one of your Christmas projects completed.

Pat said...

WOW....what a terrific quilt for your BIL. I like this quilt. I'd like to make it in Amish solids.....will have to keep that in mind and buy those Amish solids on my NEXT quilt retreat up there. :)

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, this is stunning!