...which is just as well...
..it's her birthday today!!
..label stitched on last night..
After my huge struggle with machine quilting this, honestly it was! I decided to do what I really like to do and big stitch quilted, with Perle thread around the inside of the Ohio stars. I had three perfect colours, pink, green and yellow, which incidently I had left over from her sisters 12th birthday quilt. I also quilted around the white border with the same thread. I took a good length on the needle, stitched that until it was finished then changed colour. I did that all the way around the quilt and it looks lovely..
I had originally thought that I would quilt in the middle of the stars, but I changed my mind pretty quick on that so I've tied assorted white buttons in the middle with the perle thread. The buttons all came from one of the many jars that Mum gave me last year. So Edie has buttons from her great grandma on her quilt too.. I like that.
Ready to wrap this morning..
..approved by the inspector of all things that happen around here..!!
I knew all along I guess, that I would love it once it was finished. It did give me some grief with the quilting part though as you know, but when I'm stitching the binding on, I always remember why I chose the fabric, pattern etc. I always love my quilt while it's still mine, just before it goes to it's new home is my time to enjoy it, honestly I think I love the ones I give away more than the ones I keep!! Perverse??
So, I love this quilt and I know Edie will too...
The blocks were part of my Flickr bee and I'm ridiculously pleased that I've finished both quilts from this bee!!
I'll leave you this morning with this....
....*No thanks Mum, we'll just stay here this morning*
The little one has overtaken Miss Martha in size, hmm, not quite sure how that happened! Our two girls are best friends, they play, run, guard and sleep together....food though is something different. Neither one ventures near the others food bowl, it's almost sacrosanct the respect they show one another while they're eating..!!
I could wish they did the same thing with our sleeping space..!!