Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Emily's Quilt

I'm currently doing anything to get out of folding the MOUNTAIN of laundry that has strewn itself all over my bedroom and laundry room. I already vacuumed all the rooms in my house, steam-mopped every square inch of tile available, washed the dishes, polished my counters, cleaned out my sinks, and cleaned three out of four bathrooms in my house (I'm not touching my 15 yo's), and dusted. I also spent some quality time on IG, FB, and Pinterest. The laundry hasn't gone anywhere, so I thought maybe since it's been like, 2 1/2 months, I'd update the blog. Surely by the time I'm done with this, I'll be ready to tackle that laundry pile....

I got my first commissioned quilt last month. She paid me 65 bucks for 3 hours and 45 minutes of work. Not bad. It's only 45"x45" and had I known it was to be a wall hanging, I would've quilted it more densely. Oh well. It's also my first finish of the year. Yay! 

She requested the backing be solid white, so that was helpful in hiding my binding lines, which I'm not fantastic at yet. In fact, I still really hate binding. Like, a lot. I also don't know what's up with that picture. My carpet is NOT that color. 

My second finish of the year I absolutely LOVE. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, lovelovelovelovelove! And it is going to be so very hard to hand it over to the person I made it for. I suppose it's a good thing I love her more than the quilt :) No one knows if she is cancer free, since she can't have an MRI because of her cochlear implants, but they think they got all the cancer in the first surgery. She's doing really, pretty well. Which we are quite thankful for! Unfortunately, it seems like many people I know have been diagnosed with cancer, my grandmother included. But I supposed when you're 81, something like that is bound to happen :( 

Since I'm really hoping this quilt will get a lot of use, I didn't quilt it densely. I want it to be soft and snugly. I also love the tessellation that occurs with the "sunlight" spreading out, which would (if there was space) continue to infinitely cross and create more patterns. 

 I have to make this pattern again! Carolyn Friedlander is a genius! There is so much detail to this quilt! I absolutely adore it!

 We drive by this Sasquatch everyday after I pick my son up from Track. And everyday my 15 yo son asks if we can buy him. And everyday I day "No, I'm not buying a $500 cast iron Sasquatch". Then he asks if we can buy one of the smaller ones. No. No weird things in my yard. So I appeased him slightly by taking a picture with it :)


  1. Wow!! What a spectacular finish! Love the quilting on it, so cool! I can see why you wouldn't want to part with it!

  2. I love the churn dash! I made one for a baby shower really quick recently and love how it turned out!