Friday, January 3, 2014

Almost Finished

I didn't get to the basting part until after lunch yesterday, as I had a commitment.  But the basting went fairly well, and by mid afternoon I started quilting it with an open freehand swirl.  I wanted to keep it soft and cuddly, plus I didn't want to put a ton of quilting into it.
I couldn't decide on a thread color, but opted for a light grey.  Anything else looked too dark on the white blocks. 
The quilt looks fairly dark, but the grey thread looks okay to me.
By 9 PM I was done with the quilting and found something to make the binding - which got sewn on before I went to bed.
All that's left is to hand stitch down the binding.  I worked today, so I'll hopefully sit by the fire tonight and stitch away.
Thanks for all your sweet comments, it means a lot.  I do hope my BIL will feel warm and loved under this quilt.
- Karen


Teresa said...

Looks like a fun quilt and soft and cuddly always a good thing.

Vivian said...

I was sorry to read about your DH's brother. Hopefully he will be comforted by this beautiful quilt. How fortunate we are that our "hobby" can bring comfort and smiles to the folks we gift. Positive thoughts sent his way from this family who has dealt with a version of the same.

Pokey said...

Boy, that's commitment getting this done so fast! He will love it, and the prayers of comfort and peace that go along with such a special gift ~

QuiltSue said...

It's looking great. How can it not warm and comfort him?

IRINA said...


Janet said...

Congrats on your finish, it looks wonderful. I love the background quilting. I'm sure it's going to be loved and appreciated.

LuAnn said...

Wow! Your quilting is amazing. Beautiful quilt.

FlourishingPalms said...

It's such a nice quilt, Karen. You're so thoughtful and diligent to get it made so quickly. I hope he feels the reassurance you sewed into it.