Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?

I finished the quilting during a marathon nap.  And good thing, too; B2 will be arriving in the next couple/ few weeks. 
Lily, being the only other person home and awake, was the first to see it.  She was at a loss for words, which seeing as she's been talking nonstop since about thirteen months, is saying something. Eventually she got out that "it's a little crazy."  I then tried the standby of thumbs up or thumbs down.  Even that took some time, but did garner a thumbs up.
All I have left is binding and a few more details, then its off to California.  Then I will post pictures and see who else we can leave dumbfounded.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ready To Quilt

Lily and I finished the quilt top (and unspooled my ribbon stash) today. It's now basted and waiting for some quilting.
It still may be a bit busy, but I like to think of it more as... not sure what, but a good kind of busy. Mentally stimulating maybe. I'm excited to see it finished.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Oh, It's More Than Hope

It's all coming together now.  I really should learn not to doubt myself in the process.  I think it's gonna be awesome, one might even say it will totally rock.  I am looking forward to the actual quilting; I have a new method I want to try that I think will really tie it all together.  If I love it as much as I am beginning to think I likely will, Jenna's might just find she has one in her house someday too. 
I really, really wanna show some pictures, but alas, I love the element of surprise with gifting.  So we all have to wait until B2's momma has it in hand.  Then there will be more than enough pics to make up for the current lack.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

There's Hope

I've been slowly adding what I'm calling "the elements" of the quilt. It is looking good. I still think it might tend toward chaos, but I'm shooting for organized chaos.