Saturday, December 19, 2009

Another One Finished!

Here's my latest finish! This is one I've been working on for awhile. I posted about this one previously in this post. (I also show some of the blocks in closeup.) I've named this quilt "Carrie's Quilt". That was my grandmother's name, and this quilt reminds me of some of the quilts that she made. These are authentic 1930's fabrics (except the blue solid), and that was the time period that she was making quilts for her family. So, I thought that was fitting. This one won't get used a whole lot, as some of these fabrics are a little fragile.

I had the top all done, and sent it off to my long-arm quilter (Hi Shari!). It came home right around the time I broke my arm, so I wasn't able to get the binding done.

When my sister came to visit in October, she offered eagerly to take it home with her and put on a binding for me. I didn't even have any fabric picked out for the binding, but she seemed to have a plan. I just got this back from her last weekend. She did a wonderful scrappy binding, and I love it! Thanks, Sal! I think it "fits" just right!

My long-armer did an awesome job on the quilting. She did an over-all Baptist fan pattern that we agreed suited the quilt.

I've had kind of an extended absence here lately. I was visiting friends in Oregon last week, and now that I'm home, it's hectic to get ready for Christmas and my father-in-law visiting for the holiday from out of state. Plus, now I have a sinus infection that is slowing me down.

Fortunately, I'm mostly done shopping and I'm not the hostess for the big day. So, now I just have to wrap the presents, clean the house some (nothing too strenuous!) and bake cookies. No sweat, right? hee hee! I'm doing much better with the arm and am finally able to do some of the work around here.

The cats were traumatized with the stay at the kennel, so I have little "Klingons" to deal with. Lots of love required! Slows me down some, but I'm also enjoying the attention. It seems like every time I sit down, one of them wants to be picked up and loved (Shade) or played with (Dunkel).

Well, back to work! I'll hopefully be posting more often now. I've got lots more to show you!


  1. Love your quilt and your sister was so kind to do the binding for you. Sounds like you will have a wonderful holiday! Hope you feel better.

  2. This quilt is so pretty, the fabric, the solid setting, quilting and binding. Love those 9 patches with a solid center, have tried them myself in some different fabric (amy butler) and it is a fun block to play with! I hope you will have a really nice holiday, and keep feeling better!!

  3. I love this quilt, Sharon! It's beautiful! The fans really stand out and is a perfect quilt pattern for the square blocks. Glad to hear you are getting better with your arm!

  4. Aww, it's even more of a "family quilt" now that your sister has put on the binding! That's terrific. How nice to be able to relax a bit and enjoy your holiday week too. Here's wishing you a very merry!

  5. What a beautiful quilt. Your sister did a great job on the binding. It is a quilt to treasure for sure.

    Merry Christmas

  6. What a lovely quilt! After making umteen nine patch quilts, I learn a new pattern from you, so thanks for that.

  7. This is a wonderful quilt Sharon!It has such a vintage flair to
    it!! I think your sister did a VERY good job on the binding too...
    and what else but Baptist Fans!!!

  8. It's a beautiful quilt! I love the blue, and the fans are prefect! happy new Year!

  9. What a fabulous quilt!! How great that you got to use all those authentic 30's fabrics , and the blue suits them perfectly. You're sister is a super sweetie for binding it for you!!!


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