Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

But finishing a project is so delighful.

The kids woke up to 4" - 6" of the white fluffy stuff.



The plow made the middle of the cul-de-sac pile. It won't be gone now until mid-May. Yes, winter is here.

I did manage to very nearly finish a project. All it needs is a label and a quick run through the wash. As my first commissioned quilt, I'm really excited how it turned out:

In some ways, I'm more delighted with the back:


The binding came from my stash. It's four different reds. I think it really makes the quilt pop.

The quilt's name is "Almanzo Wilder" - the buyer wanted a manly quilt. Get it? Laura Ingalls called Almanzo "Manly"... Get it? Is this thing on?


As a treat to myself for finishing a project - I've got the red fabric in the washer for my red and white quilt. I've been wanting to do one for a while, and I'm using it as an exercise in only using stash fabric.


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6 comments:

Bryan said...

That's really nice! Can you make one for me? lol

:D

Mitzi Green said...

yeah, yeah, i got it. "manly." good grief, they were really hurting for pet names back in the day, weren't they?

Tree said...

I love it, G! It looks wonderful. I do like the back a lot.

I loved Laura and Almanzo. Loved them.

Mommi Tutu said...

I'm going to call my next husband "Manly". . .

Nat said...

Oh I love that back of that one...

Jen said...

Looks beautiful....

I am so jealous of your snow!!!