Friday, March 07, 2008

Hearts and Strings

Yes, it's finally done. Instead of waiting until bedtime to sew the last two rows I put them together when I got back from my walk so there would be enough light for a photo.

I know it seems like I didn't enjoy making this top but I did. I just lost my momentum and found it difficult to assemble the blocks into the top - one of my least favorite parts of quilting.

edit: I gave credit when I started this quilt to Sandy Bonsib but just to be thorough, this is inspired by the quilt on the cover of her book Folk Art Quilts. While I didn't use the instructions in the book to create my quilt - it is clearly made from her design.

Now, at the risk of you thinking I have a drinking problem....I'll show you how I plan to celebrate finishing the top and making my airline reservations for MQS.

Since I typically go to Virginia to visit Mom for Mother's Day, I was debating how to schedule the two trips back to back. In the end, I decided it would be easier to leave from Mom's to go to Kansas City rather than returning to Minneapolis first.

I promise I only plan to drink 2-3 glasses....not the entire stock!


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16 comments:

Vicki W said...

If you drink it you won't have to pack it! The quilt looks great!

tirane93 said...

wow! the top came out every bit as exciting as it looked like it would. can't wait to see this one quilted!

Shar said...

I'm always amazed at your work. The colors are wonderful and I love the hearts!

Shar

Carol E. said...

It's a beautiful quilt!

Pam said...

I'm with Vicki...why pack it when you can drink it???!!! you do have lots to celebrate...new home, trip to see mom, Keith's bday (and since he isn't there you need to drink his share as well)...the list could go on and on...at least 11 bottles worth of celebrating. I hope you know I am just kidding! I have one (or 2) glasses each night and that is my limit.

Your heart quilt is wonderful...very fun...

Pam@
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Jeanne said...

I love that quilt! You did a wonderful job assembling the blocks and it looks wonderful!

Denise (Nour) said...

Your quilt looks great! I'm looking at my 'crumbs' differently now!

gingerquilts said...

I really love this quilt. It's so bright and beautiful!

Ruth said...

The quilt looks wonderful!

Annemiek said...

Great quilt! You have to drink another glass (or two) when the quilting is done. Cheers!

Marian said...

I love your quilt, the colours go wonderfully together. Thanks for visiting me and commenting.

julieQ said...

MMMMMhhhmmmm!! Now we now what's going on! Just joshing, I love your heart quilt! Lovely, you do wonderful work. Sounds like you are making good progress organizing your move.

Pam said...

The quilt is great! I like the vibrant colors. It makes me smile when I look at it. Good job!

Laurie said...

Mary,
The quilt is ADORABLE!!! I just love it! I'd share a bottle of wine with you if I was still in MN!
Hugs
Laurie

Deb said...

The quilt looks great! hope you had a glass for me!

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE the finished quilt top. Congrats on persevering and getting it finished to this stage :)