Sunday, March 09, 2008

A Quilt For A Grown Up Gal

As I mentioned before, the OLDM really really wanted a quilt. Her birthday is right before Christmas so I offered to make her a quilt as a combo gift. I am sure that for someone with a December birthday, she has been subjected to this kind of trickery before, but since the offer was something that she really really wanted, she agreed.

I have to admit, this was a much bigger project than I anticipated, both in scale and skill. I am actually glad I didn't know what I was getting into when I started, because it was A LOT of work. Making a baby quilt and making a grown up gal quilt are totally different experiences. With all the materials, I can knock out a baby quilt in a long afternoon. A grown up gal quilt is a different story. I worked on this one on a couple of other weekend days but this weekend was the big one. I was determined to finish and was willing to do what it took to get the job done, which sadly meant locking myself in my apartment from noon on Saturday until 5 pm on Sunday. I emerged today, bleary eyed and thirsty for beer. But man alive, this quilt is fantastic.

I will go into the details of the process later, including the highs and lows, the blood, sweat and tears in another post, but for now, I just need to post some pictures to show off my finished project.

Yes, the quilt is being modeled on my bed, and yes, it looks damn good, and yes, I thought about keeping it, and yes, my husband suggested that we keep it, but no, I am not that kind of girl. The OLDM is getting the quilt. Sigh.


Rebekah said...

so pretty and so big! I love the fabric that you chose and those dots really pop. Are they applique?

Lunden said...

Thank you! The dots are not applique but are half circles quilted on to the blocks.

Anonymous said...

It's the best quilt ever, and it's going to look great in my apartment!