ta da ! It's a done deal
It's great to have this quilt done and within the time frame I wanted.
Martie held these up-so they are not the greatest view, but, photos posted is better than not. Did I mention Cody chose red and blue?
I made lots of hst's to play with and finally decided on this design-as it came across the most red/blue.
The large pieces on the back used up those plain/bugs fabric, part of the front fabric used. A very cheerful quilt for a very out going and smiling 12 year old. All from stash too- got to love that.
You can't tell much from the (photo of the) back as what I fixed is way on the bottom which doesn't show in this photo.
I threw in a photo of the label- written in blue with red drawn hearts top and bottom. I machine stitched it in then did the binding- so it should hold up well.
This quilt finished out at 65 by 96 1/2...a very large twin size :-)
Now to find a box big enough to ship this in and mail it off next week. I drove over and picked up a loaner sewing chair until I can find time to hunt down a reasonably priced and comfortable/suitable sewing chair as I took my old chair over to a donation center. It was an expensive Horn chair but the front of it had no support muscle left- if that makes any sense. Suffice to say, it was hurting to sit in it for more than five minutes and I finally got it out of here.
I have an hour before we go across the street for a party with a finish time of 10 pm...these folks clearly do not want us staying too late!
I have been reading blogs and toying with adding a few aspects I have really liked. I don't have the computer skills to add to my sidebar the great goal lists I have seen- but - one of my 2006 goals is to become better at this website biz. A quilter came up with 6 quilts in 2006, which is catchy, but I am going to challenge myself to do more than that. I work full time-but if my job change doesn't happen- I will be not working for who knows how long...last time I got a lot of stuff done around the home and quilting wise. I still have lots of home stuff to finish up...and plenty of quilting left in terms of stash and ufos...I think I will spend some time on my 2006 quilting goals and post later on what I think would work for me.
Nancy, I think I agree with you on answering comments in blogs...going back and reading answers is too time consuming- so either answer in a post or direct email if possible, which sometimes is not of course- but most comments do not require an answer. Although that said, I confess I have answered a few comments and may continue to do so...depending on my time available.