Saturday, October 8, 2011

All done!

I finished the quilt for my son.

The quilt top is made entirely from scraps, and I love that.  I think log cabin quilting was created as a way of using up scraps and getting the most use possible out of your fabric.  I really like that I'm still using it that way.

The finished quilt isn't large...about three and a half feet square.  But it's just the right size for my son to spread out over himself, toss over his head, or tote around, all of which he's done today. 

Now I'm working on a quilt top for my daughter, but next weekend I think that work will stop when I go shopping for fabric for my mother-in-law's quilt.  I was going to make her a quilt for Mother's Day and my husband wanted to buy her tickets to a dinner theater about two hours away.  Unfortunately she's had some health problems that make it difficult for her to get out of the house, let alone to a theater a couple of hours away.  I hope she's doing better by Christmas but if she isn't I don't want her to get a gift that will just remind her of what she can't do.  So I'm going to do my best to finish her quilt by Christmas.  We have opposite tastes in decor - she likes things that are floral and cutesy - so it might be a trick to find fabrics that she'll love and that I can tolerate looking at for two months.  We'll see.

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