Envelope Project

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Winter Wonderland

In 2008 I designed and made this wholecloth quilt.  It was to be my entry for IQF in Houston, but alas and alack, it all fell apart days before the deadline.  Oops.  I finished the quilt and at Thanksgiving time that year I presented it to my brother for his birthday.  I really enjoyed making this quilt and there were lots of lessons learned especially about having enough thread from the same dye lot from the get-go.  I spent numerous hours one day going from store to store trying to match thread color.  Not fun!!  In the end I was very pleased with the quilt although I have no decent pictures of it.  Oh, well.  This is a queen sized quilt and I would really like to design and make another one.  But it is very time consuming and right now I'm all about the instant gratification!!  Maybe later this year . . .



3 comments:

Cherry Red Quilter said...

Oh my goodness! I do hope your brother was suitably impressed and humbled! What a wonderful gift. I can't imagine making a whole cloth and all that hand quilting! Fabulous!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, my, what work in that. How gorgeous. I've always wanted to do a whole cloth, but I like to use colored thread and a white/white would get boring to me.

Lisa said...

Wow! Your quilting is amazing. I have never had the nerve to do a whole cloth quilt. I think I need to practice my quilting more, before I jump into that. I'm sure your brother just adores that quilt.