Friday, November 7, 2008

I finished my quilt!

Last summer I posted when I finished this quilt top. I am very happy to show you the finished product!


Look how pretty! I decided to decorate downstairs with pinks, reds, tans and browns. I am so fortunate that Melody came through town and I could accost her for decorating tips. She told me what to do and I wrote it all down. She's a genius. Anyway, so far we've stained the wood furniture we had dark, dark brown. We have and old dining set that we were just going to get rid of and then decided we'd spray-paint the chairs brown, re-upholster the chairs in fabric coordinating the curtains and quilt, and stain the table-top. It looks great. I'm going to have to search for a before picture and post it with the final outcome.

I thought it would be fun to photograph my 2 year old cuddling up with the quilt. It didn't work out quite like I'd hoped. She was in the middle of watching Backyardigans, you see.

Sophie, please do not wipe your booger on my quilt.

Here she looked at the camera long enough to say, "Go away." Nice.

I couldn't have finished this quilt without my mother-in-law's help. She helped me figure out measurements for the backing, the batting, and the ruffle, and she even paid her good friend Connie to machine-quilt it for me. I love you Louise! I had fun working on this with you and I can't wait to show you now that it's all finished. See you on Thanksgiving!


Sheryl said...

Yay!! Absolutely beautiful! It will be such an incredible addition to the room,(even if there are Sophie buggers on it!)

Jenny said...

It is just gorgeous. I love it Katherine.

Betsy said...

Fabulous work! It must feel so good to have accomplishes such a large project! So you are decorating with pinks! far you have come wink wink :)