Thursday, October 16, 2008

Giving Thanks

Last week when I had two days off school and the boys did not I was determined to finish this quilt. I wanted this to be finished over the summer but it just didn't happen. As I've said before this quilt is a thank you gift to Mike's aunt and uncle for having us out to their house in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The trip was probably the best one of my life and I really wanted to thank them from the bottom of my heart. The best way I know to thank someone is with a quilt, of course! Mike's aunt has her Colorado house all decked out in a southwest theme including Native American blanket designs and cowboys. Since this is not a theme I typically use in my quilting I really had some time trying to find some ideas. I didn't have a ton of time to do the actual quilt so although I found some really nice ideas, I knew I'd never get them done. I searched Internet sites and the library and even a few quilt shops for pattens and came up with nothing. One day, while searching for something totally non related in my own quilt books I came across a whole section of southwest designs! I laughed good and long at myself.So this is the finished product. I didn't measure the quilt but it is a nice couch size for those cold mornings and evenings. I machine quilted it along the design in two different colors. The back is plain green flannel for extra warmth. This particular flannel really made the whole quilt full of fuzzies (which you may be able to see in the picture as I had a hard time removing them all!).

I'm hoping to deliver the quilt in the next week or so. It is only about four months overdue!


amandajean said...

you did a beautiful job on the quilt. I am sure that it will be loved! and a perfect time to deliver it as the temps are dropping.

jacquie said...

4 months...that's about right on time in my world. love this. it's going to be snuggly great!

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