Getting some use

I finished up the quilting on this last night. I wanted the quilting to look like this, and I really like the diamond pattern with the log cabin blocks. Straight quilting takes me longer than stippling, just because I have to start and stop more often, but I really like the look of it. And it makes the quilt softer and more pliable. More quilting= stiffer quilt. The back is flannel, because its 6 degrees outside and the flannel back quilts get the most use in my house.

It already looks cozy in my quilt basket. I think I’m going to need a bigger basket though, because 3 lap quilts is just not enough. When I finished this quilt last night my husband asked,”What are you going to do with this one?”
I’m running out of reasons to make quilts, there are three on my bed, two on my walls, three now for lap quilts, and don’t even ask how many are in my son’s room. I couldn’t think of a good reply to my husband’s question so I just told him, “I am going to look at it………alot.”
Have a great Thursday everyone!

13 Responses to Getting some use

  1. Trent and Dianne Rencher February 5, 2009 at 6:36 pm #

    LOVE this one!!! Love the colors, the quilting and just “looking” at it!! Great job and one can never have too many quilts…I should know.

  2. MichelleB February 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    Another spectacular quilt. I’m not sure that you can ever have too many quilts. At least that’s my story.

  3. Tracy February 5, 2009 at 6:49 pm #

    fantastic, love the colors.
    and man oh man, do I love that basket of quilts. beautiful stuff in there.

  4. Jennifer M February 5, 2009 at 7:38 pm #

    If it were me, I would want to look at it 24/7! Great job, Al!

  5. erica February 5, 2009 at 9:44 pm #

    I too could look at it for quite some time! This came out wonderfully!

  6. Darci February 5, 2009 at 9:48 pm #

    My husband asks me the same thing after I make a quilt, lol. I like to fold mine up and just stare at it for a long time thinking of what I accomplished! Yours all look gorgeous in your quilt basket.

  7. Christina February 5, 2009 at 10:12 pm #

    I think my husband has finally learned to stop asking me what fabrics I buy are for and who the next quilt is for. :)

  8. Kindred Crafters February 6, 2009 at 1:57 am #

    I came to this quilt via flickr . .and i have to say it made my heart happy. I LOVE IT!! Will be diving around your site and happily clicking away!

    – Donna, one half of the team at KindredCrafters

  9. Terriaw February 6, 2009 at 3:23 am #

    My husband always asks that same question. I like your answer! These look so pretty in that great basket.

  10. Tricia February 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm #

    Remember, quilting is an ART. No one asks a painter why she is painting yet another picture!
    Tell him you are making them for all of us out here in Blogland-we need the inspiration!
    Have a great day!

  11. Mama Megs February 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm #

    I love the teal and red- I must make myself one! Okay so I’m finally ordering a Bernina-can you tell me what model yours is? And would you recommend a walking foot? What foot do you use for stippling? Thanks!

  12. Laura May 8, 2011 at 9:48 am #

    ha – i love your reason – "I will look @ it a lot." I'm new to quilting (I've made 2 and have 3 in progress) – and everyone asks – "what will you do with it" …. but what do you do w/them if the reason you quilt is b/c you like the process and to look @ pretty fabric?? ;-)

  13. Sew Fibers May 27, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    You should never stop making quilts… You're so talented. Like another reader said-it's an art, and you are obviously an artist when it comes to quilt making/designing! You could begin to sell them though!

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