July 08, 2009

Row Robin wRap Up

My row has been returned to me, in the form of a completed top. It's quite interesting for me to see what "Christmas Hope" means to all the ladies in my group. When I made this row DH had been unemployed for six months, it was taking everything I had to hold everything together to hope for the future. Things changed shortly after the creation of the first row and I very nearly remade it, but in the end I decided the row represented who I was at that moment in time and therefore was well worth being my row for the Row Robin. This is a quilt I will enjoy seeing every holiday. I've started working on the back for this one, it's destined to be a huge star, as you can see I currently only have the center. Don't judge it harshly as I've been using the little Elna to keep the pressure off the one needing to be repaired. All of the center fabrics are from what I used in the original row. As for the rest of the back, it's scrap busting time. Every fabric I'll use is from my stash, I have already planned out the entire quilt and double checked that I have enough of the five other fabrics I'll be using. The first border around is a delight of Noah's ark complete with a sleeping kitty and a dog. As always you can click on the pictures to see them bigger.

3 comments:

stitchinpenny said...

What a great quilt and the story of your row is so touching.

Amber Johnson said...

How wonderful!

Heather Landry said...

The completed quilt looks fantastic Liz! I bet you are thrilled with it! I can't wait to see what you do with the back of it!