Monday, August 16, 2010

Top Done.

So over a year ago I joined a 9 Patch quilt a long. It was supposed to be a throw sized quilt. We were to do a certain number of squares a day and it would be done in a month. I started great. Then decided to make a king size for my bedroom. Then totally lost interest. Totally. But I wanted it done. So last week I dug it all out and today I finished the top!
If you count from the top row 4 is off. If I were a better quilter I'd have fixed that when I noticed it but I am not so I didn't. Here's to hoping I can train myself not to see it and just enjoy the quilt!
I'm going to tie the quilt. A few reasons, one it's huge. But mostly I want it to look old fashioned. And I do NOT hand quilt. I'm also going to use this wool blanket from Ireland that I have with the batting. I'm trying to make a REALLY warm quilt. I like looking at it, but Brian needs the thing. He is one of those people who is always cold when they sleep. I sleep with one sheet and that's it. All weather. Brian is under layers and layers of crap and still cold. I'm hoping this helps him.
You can also see where I hung some of my mini quilts over the bed. They make me happy. In other news we went to Savanna this weekend. Just a little two day thing. It was cute, I'd never been. I think it would be a really fun place to go with just me and Brian. The boys got bored at times. We went to a Bar-B-Q place and look at these ribs! Can you really appreciate the HUGE size of them? I was in SHOCK. And they were the most tender meat I've EVER eaten. You would think huge ribs like this would be a bit tough but they were insane. You barely needed a knife to cut them up. This was what Stephen and I were splitting but we ended up all sharing our food. It was all super delicious. Oh that weird fried thing is a fried pickle. That was Stephen's side item choice.


Cindi said...

wow, Erin, your quilt is beautiful!!! I can only imagine all the work. and those ribs!! they are mondo ribs!!! glad you's had a nice trip

Cinda said...

Erin - It is so pretty!!!! I love it! HAve some material here that I keep thinking I'll make into a quilt, but me and sewing just don't do too well together. love your quilt!!

Annette said...

The quilt is beautiful, and it looks wonderful with your new paint.

Anonymous said...

OMG- Erin, this is gorgeous! Your so talented!

Peoples Family said...

Hey where are those ribs from? they look yummy, u are so talented I've been keeping all the cards I've gotten from you.

Ethel Amutan said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your nine-patch quilt top!! Go iron those seams, girl!! LOL!