"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

06 August 2010

I'm in love...

I finished the quilt yesterday morning, bright and early.  I had decided to hand stitch the binding down on the back and just had to get up at the crack of dawn to finish the mere 'feet' that was left on it.  I'm glad I decided to do the hand stitching instead of using the machine.  It's much prettier.

  I'm so darn happy with how it turned out.  Every time I look at it, I do a little jig.  I could help but fold and unfold it several times yesterday just to admire all the wonderful colors that are on it.  The girls would ask what I was doing and I would reply "just looking".  Brenna even asked after umpteen times if I had looked at it enough.  Not yet.  I even wrapped it around me and walked around the house with for a wee bit.  Yes, I got some weird looks.

Anyhoo, here is my newest piece of loveliness.
I'm so darn tickled with myself that I just can't stand it!
I'm doing a little jig in the chair right now just looking at the picture.
I so need help.  :}

I used scrap strips for the binding.  It wasn't all that bad sewing them all together.  Pretty fun actually.  I know I don't get out much.  I decided to use 12 different colors instead of just one because I didn't think one boring color would do the blanket justice.  I'm so glad I did all different colors.
It's so freaking AWESOME!!!
The girls and I gave it a try last night while watching a nature show.  Glenn thought we were nuts all curled up on the love seat, covered head to toe while it was 100F outside.  We didn't care.  We were enjoying all of the snugglyness in our lovely creation.

I think that this has become another illness of mine. 
 I'm going to make so more here soon.


  1. it's positively stunning, Kar... you did an amazing job!!!

  2. Quilting is something I haven't yet tried. I'd be dancing a jig, too, if I made something so beautiful!

  3. TOTALLY beautiful!! Your jig is completely justified.

  4. FANTASTIC!! I love it so much! I don't blame you for snuggling in it, even if it is hot out =D

  5. hi kar,
    your quilt looks wonderful!!!!!!!!
    I love it. Great job!!!!!
    Have a nice weekend my friend,
    bear hugs, Regina

  6. Can you see me? I am doing a happy dance for you?? :o) (Don't laugh...that's not very nice!) HA!!!!!

    Way to go Karfeeeeee!! You amaze me gal!! It is absolutely delightful! I LOVE it! Is the next one for moi? ;o) I adore homemade quilts!! And I love that you used scraps for the binding!! Even better!

    Your girls are so going to cherish it!!
    I'm really going to cherish mine too! ;o)

    Enjoy the lovely fruits of your labor!!
    Wonderful job~~~as usual for you, dear friend!
    Love ya!!

  7. It´s WONDERFUL!!! I love that colors so much! Snuggle into it! Hot cocoa! Good book! Even when it´s warm outside, this quilt is so cozy!!!
    Wonderful quilting, good job.
    I like that it is not so thick, you´ve choosed a thin batting? I ordered first time a thin batting and cannot wait to try it out.
    Many greetings

  8. I don't even know what to say, this is so stunning!

  9. Good for you! It's gorgeous....really!! Finishing a lovely quilt is just about the best thing. It's such a feeling of accomplishment and of creativity. That it is absolutely beautiful is icing!

  10. Kar, it is BEAUTIFUL! I love the combination of colors. Great job!!!

  11. Wow, gorgeous, stunning quilt. Thanks for visiting my blog space, I am slowly getting back into blogging. Just opened my comments today but am still definitely in summer mode! in other words kinda lazy. My blanket is a cotton/linen/silk blend. It will take forever to get it finished though I am about half way through.

  12. Gorgeous quilt!! Beautifully done.

  13. Your quilt turned out beautiful Kar.

  14. Oh man Kar, that is beautiful...I can't wait to start getting up my sewing/craft room.

  15. Your quilt is just gorgeous!! :o) I would do a happy dance as well! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  16. Oh, I would love to have seen that "chair jig". lol This quilt is absolutely stunning. I hate that I'm just now seeing it. I've got a lot of catching up to do. :-D