Monday, December 28, 2009

Coast to Coast Admiration

Nathan Lindsey has been spreading the word about the Scrabble quilt. Amazement even from the opposite side of the country. Now we just have to go international...

Thursday, December 24, 2009


He has now opened it. And he didn't even have to pretend to like it...or he's the best actor in the world and needs to change careers.

(it even fits on his bed just like it was supposed to)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Safely There

Uncle Nathan has his surprise wrapped in some rather festive paper in his apartment. It is now only waiting on the day to be revealed. At some point he'll call and then he'll be allowed to open it.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Shipped and Gone

It will arrive Thursday. And I will be obsessively tracking it until I know Nathan Lindsey has it.


Here it is. I may post more pictures later when I have Nathan's help to take them.
There are a few things I especially like about how it turned out. One, the quilting along the squares meant that the white spaces essentially became a little channel. The quilting distance of the whites (each edge of the white) is only .5 inch apart, so the white is held down tight, while the squares themselves are not, making the squares seem more poofy. I like that they stand out and the way it gives the quilt dimension. I also like my little label. It was nearly the proudest moment of the whole thing once I got to "sign" it. This is on the back in a bottom corner. With its inspiration. I pulled out the board and Owen exclaimed, "it looks just like that!" I like the look of the quilting on the back. It makes it look like so much work. (I plan on wrapping it so that Nathan Lindsey sees the back first and realizes quilt before he turns it over and sees what it really entails.)
Here's a close up of the back, well closer.

It's Finished

Last night I did all the final sewing. The border is on and there is nothing left to sew. I have to take out the basting (the "garbage stitches" that hold it together while quilting) and I have to clean up any loose threads from the underside that are peeking up in my seams. But I think I can take care of all that during Sesame Street.
Pictures of the masterpiece will be coming soon; this afternoon maybe. I'm planning on taking a ridiculous amount of pictures. Mostly due to the fact that I don't feel like I have enough pictures of the flip flop quilt and all its little quilted designs.
Essentially I'm glad to be done with it. I have been working on it all year. And now, despite my previous machine, vacations, two kids, pregnancy, and a horribly misguided but well intentioned plan of piecing the triangles, it is finished.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Progress

I got two sides pinned last night. I expect I could have done more in that same amount of time, but I was watching Harry Potter special features and kept actually watching them talk about special effects and things. So no special features tonight, just pinning.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Quilted, Trimmed, and Ready to Pin

This is what I did yesterday while Owen watched Muppet Treasure Island and Lily made Christmas cookies with Dad, and occasionally came to stand in very inconvenient spots.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Next Step, Done

I finished all the quilting the other night. Now I've just got to finish it and get it sent.