I had a busy week with dogs and grandkids. I didn’t get much done all week until yesterday. I had worked a bit on Saturday but not a lot.
I only ended up working on one thing…ONE!! But, I got it done. On my front burner has been this quilt that I wanted to finish for my son-in-law Craig. He’s the only one in the family that doesn’t have a quilt made from recycled 100% cotton shirts.
The middle of the quilt was a…
UFO. It is the quilt Virginia Bound from Bonnie Hunter. It’s in THIS BOOK.
I didn’t like the original border of quilt and always thought to do something else. I never did it though. The quilt sat in my UFO pile for years. Now I finally have it done.
If you’ve been following the blog you know that the quilt is for my son-in-law Craig. After I made my grandson Anders his baby quilt, Craig jokingly said why does everyone else have a quilt except me? That put me in motion. I never knew he wanted one!!
I’ve been debating over what to “write” in the border. The baby quilts all have the alphabet. Kalissa’s has her name and the words “Dream Big”. I made it for her when she was still high school.
I knew I was going to put his name but didn’t know how much of his name. I went with his whole name as Kalissa often calls him “Craig Alexander”…also, they had half planned on naming Anders, Anders Alexander, but Craig said no. He wanted Anders to have my husband’s middle name. So I wanted to send the message that his middle name is important too. I ended up making his whole name. I got his name done and that was trying to figure out what to do for fill in. I ended up taking some of the leftovers from Anders quilt and framed them in white. I liked that idea.
A couple of weeks ago I have half decided on using the word “worthy”. For some reason that just stuck with me. I got that word finished.
Next I decided the word “Trusted”…
The dogs were sunning themselves as I was working on the quilt.
The last word is loved. So I settled on “worthy, trusted, loved”. I’m content with that. Thanks to the many of you who had suggestions. You might notice the words are all done in lowercase letters.
You can see a bit how I filled in the rest of the border. I’ll take more pictures when I show the completely finished quilt.
For now, I’m doing the happy dance…
I am so incredibly happy that the quilt top is all done. I’ve been wanting this to be finished for some time.
I’m hoping to keep rolling with this one and hopefully get a backing made and machine quilted this week. Fingers crossed.
After that…I’m not sure what I’ll tackle next. The Dirty Dozen number for April is #1. I didn’t even touch the March quilt. I think I’m going to do the March quilt and not the April quilt at this point. Oh, I wish there more hours in the day…or maybe just more free hours in the day.
Anyway…I’m thrilled to be this far. I’m so glad I stuck with it and finished it.
That’s all I have for you for today…what have you been working on?