Tuesday, April 23, 2013

QUILTING AS I GO.....QUILT WINNER!!!

A quilting as I go...

A quilting as I go...

Hi Ho the Merry O the quilting as I go.

I was asked by a very dear friend to make a quilt for a California King size bed.  Sheweeee......should I have thought twice and said NO????

I am not using my mid arm, it does not give me the range of motion I need.  So on my domestic machine I a go.



What was I thinking when I chose to quilt it this way?  It took 2 hours for the top row alone and three for the side row.   ISSSHHEEEE!!  I am trying to get it finished before I leave Friday (family business).  


Here is what the middle looks like....just gives you an idea....


This is the picture my friend  sent (notice I said picture, no pattern).   She said she knew I could do it....hummmmm

 I made the middle longer to accommodate  the California King.


The winner of the Dick and Jane Quilt is Karen!



Karen PropesApril 21, 2013 at 2:41 AM I love it, you did a beautiful job. I just bought a collection of Dick and Jane Books on ebay. I wanted my Granddaughter to start her reading like we did when I was growing up. Love to win, I would give it to her with the books. Thanks for the chance. ncjeepster@aol.com


A HUGE Thanks goes out to all of you for coming by and commenting.  I never got around to your blogs or commenting....I hope I am forgiven!

For right now....

A Quilting as I go......

I hope you all have a Hi Ho Merry O of a day!!!

 

25 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Oh my dear, Barb!!! You do have your quilting houes set out for you. It is going to be beautiful in the end. Have a safe trip!

JustCindy said...

I love it! Your friend is right, you can do it and you did.

suemac said...

Wow. You did a great job without using a pattern.

Wacky Woman said...

Wow, you are doing an awesome job. I think quilting as you go is HARD.

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations to Karen.

And your customer's quilt is looking amazing. Your quilting really looks great with this quilt. I love it!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Jacque said...

Congrats to the winner....and your king sized quilt looks awesome! Great job, girl!

Fiesta said...

It looks beautiful Barb and your quilting is fabulous

Rhonda said...

Wow, you are a very good friend and you are doing a fantastic job, I must say!!

Crispy said...

You are always forgiven :0) That is a really lovely quilt and I know you will do it justice!!

Crispy

Fiona said...

Looking awesome ... well done to Karen....

I love that whimsy tree and how you are quilting the triangles..... lots of work so back to "Quilting as i go" for you....
Hugz

Melinda Cornish said...

you are doing a great job and you are very brave pushing all that under a machine!

Sheila said...

You are very brave to tackle a large quilt like that on a domestic machine, it is a lovely quilt , good luck :-)

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

It's gorgeous Barb, but I really don't like you right now. I'm going to be signing that song all night! Geesh!

Cindy said...

I think you need a BARB BREAK.

sandra said...

Hi Barb beautiful quilt, a lot to quilt I made a king sized quilt for my friend in Colorado. I will send a picture, it took me five years.lol
No wonder you are so busy.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I haven't been commenting on blogs lately either. =) I am reading though...The quilt is lovely! Have fun!!

Melissa said...

King size on a domestic machine, you might be my hero! Congrats to the winner!

Barbara said...

Wow! Wow! Wow, and with no pattern? WOW!

Anonymous said...

Haha, you're too good for this world, but your friend will love you for ever! Love the quiltwork, though time consuming it's worth it.

Deanna said...

You are doing a beautiful job--great colors!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Congratulations to Karen!

Your version looks terrific! That's alot of work (and alot of quilt) to quilt on your domestic. That's one of those projects that you work on a little each day otherwise your body and mind would revolt. I can only imagine how much thread you are going to go through but it will be all worth it in the end. The things we quilters will go through just to see that happy face of the recipient.

Susan Entwistle said...

You are a brave woman quilting a King. I swore after the 78" Vintage Rouge...NEVER AGAIN. And I joined a longarm minigroup (not that I'll have one in the near future...but I am ready for when I do win the lottery :) )

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Congratulations to Karen! And you're off to a great start, your a'quilt is already beautiful - yay for the GO!

Nanci said...

Your life must be in full free motion! You are a busy gal.

Crispy said...

Beautiful quilt but I must admit I would have said no. That must have been back breaking to shove it around a domestic machine. My hat is off to you :0)