I love the fabrics you have chosen this is going to be gorgeous. And what a great idea to not only keep her warm but wrap her in mom's love! I have to tell you my quilts make a huge difference in keeping us warm here in Maine. They amaze me how much they help. My mom in Michigan even mentioned when she was without power last week (thus no heat or heating blanket) that her large lap quilt kept her warm and toasty all night long!
Thank you, I'm so glad to hear this will keep her warm! She wouldn't listen when I told her to pack some cuddle duds to wear under her clothes. She even slept in her boots one night.
This is awesome! It's very similar to a UFO I have so I must say it's fantastic!! ;) lol Good to hear the new machine is working out well for you.
It will keep her nice and warm and she'll have something you made just for her nearby always. :)
Allpatchedup Thank you! The new machine is amazing! I had no idea how different it would be. I told my husband it's like the difference of driving our old VW bug and his Camery XL.
Kathie Love this...send her some wool socks as well they will keep her nice and warm at night!!
Lookin great!!! If you're looking to make it wider, a border is the def the way to go if you don't want to do more blocks. IMO if you made a border with the dark color (slate solid) you used it would look very nice and like it was done on purpose!!! And you can certainly do a wider border on the sides and more narrow one on the top and bottom....will even the sizing out nicely. :)
Hey, a Christmas Quilt is a wonderful thing too!! ;)
Wishing you speed on the quilting process! How are you going to quilt it? Or should I ask how close will the quilting lines be? I've seen some that are insanely close but it must take weeks to do.
Love it...quilt Mom quilt!!! you will get it done:-)
Looking good Kathie !! I hope it quilts up somewhat quickly for you (I know how long those zigzags can take to quilt heh),
Terryt1955 Thanks! Unless I get faster, I'm leaving them the way I have the first solid chevron completed (middle four 0.75 in apart & outer rows 1.25 in). I don't want to make it too close as she wants a soft quilt and the backing is flannel. I haven't decided on how I'll quilt the printed chevrons yet, I want something a bit wavy there.
Oye...I bet! That's my least favorite part of quilting....the backache. :/
I thought I was the only one whose back hurt after quilting because of my car accident. Not that I wish pain on anyone else I'm glad I'm in good company and that it just comes with the territory.
That is a beauty of a quilt! I live in Portland too and right now it's chilly! She will get good use of this until at lest March! The quilting is looking good and sharp!
Bluebirdsews Thank you! It is heavy and the flannel backing is so soft that I think it'll be great for her. I don't think my little SoCal girl realized what cold really can be !
Love the quilting! And will keep her warm...as I sit in front of woodstove;-)
Kathie, this is very nice. Love you quilting on it.
Yay you're on the home stretch! You did a really nice job on the quilting. What fabric are you going to bind it with? I think the binding is my favorite part~partly because it means it's almost over but also because it's framing your work. My very favorite part is picking the fabric.
Terryt1955 my choice would be a contrasting grey but she requested the matching charcoal grey. Thank you!
To be honest I would have gone with the charcoal gray as well! Tell Kylie she has godd taste!LOL! And I know what you mean about wondering if you'll ever see the quilt again once it leaves the house and goes to college.
Can you hear me cheering for you? I know this one gave you quite a bit of trouble so congratulations on finishing! It turned out lovely, and I really like the label you made - very sweet. Let us know how your daughter likes it!
Rebecca Thank you! I can't wait for her to see it, and I'll be staying with my eldest daughter and her husband so they'll get to see it before it disappears into Kylie'sl bedroom.
Love it and LOVE the label. So glad you made it in time and sure hope your back is better. Hurting our backs is so painful!!
That is absolutely lovely! The label is gorgeous. Congratulations on your finish.
That is a beautiful quilt-I love the label and the fabrics!!! Have a great trip to see your daughters.
I love how this turned out. Love the label. How fun to deliver it in person-take pictures!
This turned out beautiful Kathie . The label is just adorable and you did fabulous on your finish. Hope your back recovers quickly! ;)
What a wonderful quilt! I know your daughter is MUCH warmer now. I made college quilts for each of my 6 kids and they were some of the most fun ones I have made.
Wonderful: quilt, label, photo series. Someday I'll make a chevron quilt :)
Thank you everyone! I'll let you know how the in person quilt review goes .
Gorgeous! I love the special touch on the back with your embroidered "signature". Great idea. You do beautiful work, Kathie .
Love this quilt! I just finished a chevron quilt myself, and looked up the others tagged chevron quilt here. How did you do that adorable label? Hand or machine? And what kind of machine is your new one? Lots of fun reading the story behind your quilt.
Aizome thank you for your kind remarks. I have a Baby lock Ellagio Plus and I used the embroidery component to make the label. Since this quilt orders from the rest of my adult children (who forgot mom can sew) have been coming in.
Kathie Wow, what a neat machine. The features go on quite long. I'm not surprised that the rest of the children want quilts now!!! Really love that label...
Love this quilt and the label is fantastic!
HawkFan thank you! I'm so happy that my daughter loves it and has something to keep her warm this winter. Of course if she was back home in So Calif it would be useless as we've never had a winter this year .