Monday, January 14, 2013

Clean Driveway; Three Cheers!

Oh, hooray and hallelujah! This January thaw has finally taken away the very last of the ice and slush and even dried the asphalt pavement to make my layout area available. It is 52 degrees! That's bikini weather for New Hampshire.

I took a whole slew of pictures of the process of my trimming off the excess cotton batting and backing as I had it all spread out. Moan and Groan! I didn't know that the camera batteries were dying. Only one photo came out, so that's all, folks!

The above is Sister's Choice Part II, which is one of a pair that I made as a set to give to my sister, Suzannne. I told her that it was Sister's Choice and that she would have no choice at all on it, LOL!

These quilts measure 74"by 94" finished; the inner red border was cut 2 1/2" to finish at 2", and the green paisley outer border was cut 5 1/2" to finish at 5". Once again, Linda Monasky did a lovely job quilting them.



Here is a picture of Sister's Choice Part I. The combined pair has taken me almost two years to produce. I am so grateful to Bonnie K. Hunter and her Quiltville.com website with free patterns. A link to her instructions for this is here. Bonnie, you're the best!!!!!

One was finished in summer, and after I get the binding put on and hand-hemmed down, the second will be finished in winter. The two quilts have all different scrappy blocks and backgrounds, but I used exactly the same borders and bindings. They do have very different pieced backings, but both backings are cotton flannel.

8 comments:

Kate in CT said...

Vic--Bless you for your ability to get down on the driveway and layout your quilt. My knees wouldn't do that. You're a better woman than I am.

Nann said...

Some people have design walls...you have a design driveway! What are the dimensions of the Sister's Choice quilts?

Janet O. said...

I hope you have a good pair of knee pads!!
I LOVE Sister's Choice. It is on my short list--maybe will even start it this year! These two look terrific. So it is Sister's Choice--but it doesn't specify which sister gets to choose. : )

Janet O. said...

Forgot to mention--we are at ZERO degrees right now--may be out high for the day. We were at 18 below last night. The 50s would certainly be balmy!

Sandra B said...

Both quilts are beautiful! Your sister will be very happy with them, I'm sure. I was going to make a quilt for my sister, and was a bit fuzzy on the pattern, but THIS is the pattern!

sewnsew said...

Hey, Vic, these quilts are beautiful. need to make my sister a nice quilt. Been thinking of this pattern. I think she would like it. Still working on Easy Street. Just strolling along. Helped a friend lay hers out this afternoon. Oh, the differnt colors that everyone has done. Mine are Bonnie's colors. Ramona from Maine

cityquilter grace said...

very, very nice vic....a lovely gift for someone special

LuAnn said...

I love your Sister's Choice quilts. I have a bag of UFO nine patches, and this would be a great setting for them. Also, that photo of the Thrift Shop is great! I made it as large as I could and then just looked........

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