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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The quilt is finished!!

Back in June I wrote this blog about how I was almost finished with Parker's quilt top. All I had left to finish was to add a border to 2 sides (I had to order more fabric because I ran out).

And I also made this quilt for Lovey...(that is still not finished)

So I ordered that fabric.....and here it is...3 (almost 4) months later.....and I finally finished the quilt top. Now it just needed to be quilted!

I had been looking around to pay someone to actually do the quilting....I got the the names of some people....but for some reason (possibly laziness??)...I never called.

The first quilt top I ever made was Grace's quilt...and I still plan on quilting that one myself....but it is smaller than Parker's....and I knew that I needed help (or just someone to do it for me!!)

Ok- to make a short story...that I am making long... a little shorter (got that?) great Aunt Pauline HAND quilted this for me!!!! I am so thankful and love that Parker will have this. (Parker already loves it.)

She took it home with her and set it up on her large frames. I did go over there one day to see it.....and I wished so badly that I had not forgotten my camera. I had no idea the way you go about hand quilting.

It is amazing-- to me, at least. I do not think that I would have the patience, let alone the skill, to ever complete a task like this!

And it really worked out.....because- bless her heart- she was so patient and kind to still quilt this even though my seams were all off....and who knows what else. I do know that when you fold's not a perfect rectangle (hehe)....compliments of my handiwork. :) But I say- that just adds character!

So here it is (there are a few blue marks you may see- it's water soluble marker and is now washed off, but I took these pictures before I washed it). I love it!!!

Every last stitch by hand!!

I just threw this one in the mix because I thought it funny ( because it's all you can do) that she cried so hard when I put her down to take these pictures. My kids are so mistreated. :)

This is the back of the quilt.....

When I told her we were going to Aunt Pauline's this afternoon to pick up the quilt....the first thing she asked was, "Can I walk all on it?"

I replied, "Yes."

To which she asked, "And it doesn't have pins in it?"

I had to laugh because every time I would lay the quilt out to work on was like a magnet. She had to be on it. And I would always remind her to be careful because of the pins.

She really wanted that quilt to stay up on the couch and she got very frustrated that it kept falling down! :)

Here she is enjoying her new quilt while watching Sleeping Beauty (with her princess shoes on, nonetheless).


Vanessa said...

GreaT JOB! I love the pic of your daughter and her high heels. PRICELSS!

Viv said...

Oh it's beautiful! I'm lovin Parker's heels too!

Kristin said...

Love it!! So beautiful!! Very special!!

Milstead said...

I LOVE IT! Great job, Marla! I'm glad Parker can walk all over it now too. It's the little things in life... :)

Our Family for His Glory said...

It is so beautiful! I love the colors, & how special for her!

Megan said...

Wow! Spectacular! I am so glad you posted the picture of it on the couch, because I didn't realize it was so big! It is so neat to see Parker so excited about something so special!

Anonymous said...

I love it. so proud of all who did it.
love ya,


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