Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Wedding Quilt FINISHED

It's finished! I started this quilt at the end of September and actually had it finished in time to wrap it and take it with me to Tennessee last weekend.



I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I'm so darn picky about colors. If I could go back I would probably tweak them a little (Sorry, Jenn!) But since the otherwise awesome quilt store 2 blocks from my work doesn't carry solids, I was pretty much out of luck or up to dying my own.

(And as an aside: why are quilt store ladies so freakin' grouchy? I mean, really? It's not a place anyone HAS to go. It's a store for something fun. I brought 2 quilts in there to find backing for, and no one even wanted to see them. The owner did say something snarky about how my wedding quilt had a LOT of colors in it. And that clearly wasn't a plus in her book.)



I love the way you can see what's on the front through the "quilting". I'm not sure you can call it quilting since I used embroidery thread. I loved working on this quilt by hand. It sat on my lap through several Netflix movies.



Movies watched while quilting:
the entire first season of the HBO series Rome (very violent. Yuck)
Run, Fat Boy, Run
No Country for Old Men
There Will Be Blood
Love in a Time of Cholera
Feast of Love
Baby Mama
Death at a Funeral
and many, many episodes of The Office and 30 Rock.



I resisted the urge to wash and dry this to make it look more "quilty" But perhaps Jenn will do that. I did wash all the fabric before I sewed it together since I was making it for someone else and I didn't want it to be screwed up or run when they washed it later.



I take some sort of sick pleasure from embroidering. I wonder why. And I wonder why I consider it to be a guilty treat. Maybe because I could do this so quickly on my machine, but instead insist on spending a couple hours doing it--even though I'm not that good at it. Or because I know it plays to my neurotic love of tiny tiny work. I also love doing really picky photo touch-ups in Photoshop, which is just weird.



I love how the signature looks--sort of beaded.

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Posted by Beth Howard @ 7:00 PM

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best... present... ever. EVER, I say! And I love it so much just as it is. It's on the schedule to be washed this evening... I'll take photos of it's fluffy goodness!

Thank you for the billionth time. Honestly, I've never received such a thoughtful, special gift before. You, lady, are awesome!

.xo. Jenn K

Posted by Blogger Jenn @ 5:44 PM #
 

Just wanted to say that I totally relate to your "tiny work" neurosis. :) I've sat for WAY too long making very detailed "designs" in Paint on my computer, (which are totally useless) or very tediously editing photos into graphic shapes or other ridiculous things. I'll do things the long way just for the heck of it. So you're not alone. :)

Posted by Anonymous Kristen @ 11:59 PM #
 
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