Wednesday, June 25, 2008

No New Shoes


You know what they say about the cobbler's children who need new shoes? Well, I can relate. I have been promising my husband a quilt for quite awhile now. Something always gets in the way. I started this quilt over 3 years ago and I just finished putting on the binding 2 days ago. Many, many quilts have been started and finished in that time. THEY all had a deadline. Bill's quilt did not and it always was shifted to the bottom on the pile. It was worked on in fits and starts and believe me, I was starting to get a little tired of looking at it half finished. Well, no longer. It is done and yes, it is huge. Oh, it's approximately 98" square and it is hand quilted. I don't expect any congratulations on that.... it's just what I do. I hand quilt. But.... the next quilt might be a bit smaller.

Laurie

17 comments:

Gayle said...

Beautiful quilt Laurie - I LOVE string quilts - in fact I have made several blocks very similar to yours (but more scrappy)and I should get them out and sew them together! Thanks for the reminder!
Gayle in UT
dyeing2hook@msn.com

kathyinozarks said...

Love the colors-almost looks like the stars were made from blue jeans-perfect quilt for a guy-very nice.Kathy

Deb said...

georgous!
I also have a quilt "almost" finished for my husband sitting in the pile for the last few years, ha. Should really get it out and finish it.

mamabug said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! The fact that you hand quilted it makes it even more amazing :) Thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Laurie, your quilt is beautiful. I really like it, I'm sure your husband does too.

Nancy in MT said...

Oh, but you should be congratulated on hand quilting your husband's quilt Laurie, when other designers are sending theirs out to be machine quilted, you still do yours by hand, stunning, and inspires me to keep working on handquilting a stitch at a time.
later, Nancy

Brenis said...

Laurie this is gorgeous!
LOL the one my girlfriend and I made that is this same pattern and king size is still only a top! Ack! We have yet to quilt it and i think it's been... ahh... 2-3 years now?? :P Seeing yours is a definite motivator! Yay that Bill got his quilt!! LOL!!
hugs! Bren :)

Mar said...

That is a beauty I have one in progress also, it's black background, totally uncontrolled scrappy.Seeing yours makes me want to go work on mine! But no wait, I want to start working with my Prairie Paisleys first!!!

Miccosukee said...

Beautiful quilt, Laurie. Glad you and Polly have ventured into the world of blogging. Now I might have a better chance of keeping up with what fellow Floridian and Airedale- lover, Polly, is doing. I have wanted to take a class with her for a long time now. Maybe now I can know where she will be.

Actually, I had come over to buy my Semper Fi kit and they are all gone! I just learned about them less than a week ago and I still missed out. Bought last year's and wanted to help out this year as well. Sorry guess they went out so fast.

Keep up the good work.

trisha in Tallahassee

Libby said...

Some quilts are just destined to wait a bit longer than others before they are finished. I think they are the ones that get loved the most!

Sharon Stevens said...

This quilt is wonderful! I love red and blue.

Betsy said...

Beautiful quilt and I love the pattern. A friend recently purchased an antique quilt similar to this. Do you have a source for the pattern?

Wendy said...

Hand quilt...yes, you deserve congrats on that...that's a big quilt to hand quilt...looks beautiful; I am sure your husband will love it. www.therunningquilter.blogspot.com

Minick & Simpson said...

Betsy

The pattern can be found in our book "Everyday Folk Art". It is the string pieced LeMoyne Star. The one in the book is 12 blocks (3 x 4) and this one is 25 blocks (5 x 5), but it is made exactly the same. Thanks

Laurie

Vicky said...

Your quilt is just so beautiful! Congrats on a perfect finish!!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilt, one I would love to make. And yes I will hand quilt it as well.

Just ordered the book used from Amazon.
I love the red/white/blue feel to the quilt.
Thanks for sharing the picture with us.
Hope your husband enjoys and treasures this quilt
Kathie

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I make my kids use old quilts for their beds usually. With dozens and dozens in the house why am I so selfish!! ??

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