Q is for Quilts
Are you starting to see a trend here... Everything I have posted is family, food, reading, music (but not the hip kind) or quilt/sewing related. Yikes... I guess I would have fit in well in Little House on the Prairie times.
Anyway, I digress.
I love quilts. They are such a great form of comfort and beauty, not to mention a great source of stress relief if working on a quick quilt! I love making them, getting them as a gift, and buying them.
This quilt I just picked up at Hobby Lobby the other day. I went in for $1.50 ric-rac, and came out with this and a few other things. But hey, it was on sale for 50% off, and it gives a great shot of color and excitement to my living room! I have draped it over the couch for now. Not the bast made thing I have ever seen, but for only $60 (which is less than I could have made it for), I love it!
This next quilt is a gift for my mother. She has made me several quilts over the years, and I think it is time she had one herself. Of course, I start making it when I was pregnant with Emma... I got about 1/4 of the hand quilting done on it, but then I stalled out, and every time I would walk into my sewing room it would make me feel guilty. I finally decided to send it to an Amish quilting service. They finished the quilting and bound it for me, and I just got it back yesterday (wasn't that good timing?) It turned out beautifully! So Mom will be taking it home with her when the family comes to visit in a couple of weeks. Yeah!