Monday, June 2, 2008

finished quilt

I'm so excited that I finished the quilt today! It feels so good to cross another item off my list. I really enjoyed this quilt because it wasn't so big that it was overwhelming. It's funny how along the way I would doubt the color scheme, but now that it's all put together with the binding to frame it in, I really like it! My girls made me promise to make them one when they graduate from high school. Not a problem! I had a hard time finding a flannel fabric I liked that wouldn't overpower the front. I really like this green with the brown-olive dots.

I have to give Gavin major credit for getting my sewing machine to act normal again! I never knew there was a little screw on the bobbin case that needed to be retightened - that was the heart of the thread tension problem apparently. Although the thought of a new machine is enticing (my Singer 1725 from Target is quite basic and not really worth the cost of maintenance!), the reality of researching and forking over the dough isn't so inviting.


Sarah said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person. Didn't you say there is a verse embroidered on it?

Lisa said...

Yes, it's Psalm 62:1 "My soul finds rest in God alone." I thought of resting when I made the quilt, so I thought the verse was appropriate for her.

Thriftin and Craftin said...

Love it, and the verse is the perfect crowning touch.