Friday, October 4, 2013

Finish it up Friday: The Lady in Red

Hello, all!  Been a busy few weeks.  Last Sunday I just HAD to sew.  I finally put the binding on this lovely lady.


This is where she lives.

It is nearly impossible to get a decent picture of a full size quilt by yourself.  To top it off it has rained here and everything is covered with bees' wings from the grain leg running across the road.

This is the pieced back I made.  I used the scraps I had and I am not displeased with it.  The solid is actually the "wrong" side of a print from Connecting threads.





I tried to make the quilting something special....as in attractive, not that polite way of saying something looks like 20 miles of mud fence after a rainstorm.



This is on the back because it shows up better but this is what fills the outer red border.



The next border on the front has the little flowers.  The body of the quilt has the "Hearts A Flutter" design.



I used bamboo batting.  I did like how it quilted but it feels heavy on the bed to me.  Hubby likes it and winter is on its way.  So, it will be good.

Today we went to Indy so that I could see my neuro.  Then down to IUPUI so that I could have a chest CT.  I swear I will soon glow in the dark after all the damn x-rays and CT scans I have had.  But, if this one is clean I get to skip my December CT.  YAY!!

I hope to sew tomorrow.  I have a cousin that had a double mastectomy this week.  I want to make her a quilt.  Red is her favorite color (and mine!) I am thinking of making a black and white print quilt like this one with a red border and red flowers appliqued on it.  What do you think?  Too modern?  Too cutesy?  I want cheerful but not pink ribbon.  I think that can be overwhelming.  My LQS has some black and white jelly rolls that I think would work.  I, of course, have a lot of red fabric.  That is my plan for tomorrow.

Going to try linking up with some parties.

Crazy Mom Quilts
Richard and Tanya
Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

What did you finish this week?  Nothing?  That is okay.  Have fun looking at what others did.  Check out some of the links.

Thanks for stopping by.

Keep Stitchin'!

Mary

6 comments:

  1. wow, that looks great on the bed!
    LeeAnna Paylor
    lapaylor.blogspot.com

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  2. looks very nice. I like all those reds, very fresh. I also finished a quilt this week and am feeling very happy about that since it is a fairly rare thing for me.

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  3. I finished a quilt for my new grand baby girl. I think red looks great in quilts.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I love those soft reds. And what a great idea for a quilt for your cousin. Having been there myself, pink ribbons do get a bit overwhelming!

    Whoop whoop for you!!

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  5. Love this quilt and you know how I love pieced backings!!! That's wonderful!!

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  6. Beautiful Mary...love it!
    I finished my 1st quilt this week...it now resides on daughters bed :)
    Heather x

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