Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Grandpa's Quilt

Well, I finally have it completed. After over a year of buying fabric, cutting, and sewing blocks and such, I finally have it finished! Sunday I picked it up from the quilt shop and slapped the binding on it! The finished size is 66" x 80". My Grandpa is a tall man! :)

I have to say I'm a fan of the tilted nine patches. I wasn't sure how I felt about them when I first made them, but I really would like to make something with them again! Maybe this next time I'll put them together without sashing. For those of you who don't know me all that well, don't hold your breath. When I say I'm going to do a project, it means in my lifetime, not in the next month or so! :)

I had fish quilted on it to match one of the creme prints. And my Grandpa used to love to fly fish, and still loves to go fishing every chance he gets, even up to Lake of the Woods in Canada!

The flannel on the back makes it super comfy!!! I hope he likes it!

Who else is swamped making crafty/quilty things for Christmas? Are you going to do it again next year? Last year I said "never again".....well.....sure enough, I'm back at it. :)