May 21, 2011

Patisserie; My Tennessee Waltz Finished!

Finished, Huzzah, Done.  Down your glasses and throw them into the fireplace, this quilt is done!  This twin sized quilt all started from that one pretty white print and everything followed from there.  This quilt is so bright I went with a light weight batting so that my daughter can have it on her bed whenever it pleases her.  Judging from the smile on her face, that took several pictures to capture, I think it will be seeing a lot of use.  It is a Twin long, in case she still loves in enough in her college days to take it with her.  But you don't get to see that picture because silly me deleted the pictures before checking to make certain they'd downloaded properly and all these were taken after she'd gone to bed.

My spouse made the templates for this fight star and I think I'd be happy to make it again.  Especially as my templates are acrylic, so I've put them away with my others if the mood ever strikes me.  As you can see this pairs amazingly well with the snowball blocks.

So what do you do when the threads are stuffed into the quilt and everything is done?  Well as this is that yuckie fusible batting I'll be washing it and then putting it on the bed of course.

While taking the retakes I kept hearing this noise on and on it went.  I was watching a male cardinal so I wondered if perhaps he was just telling me how his day was worse than me accidentally deleting a couple of pictures when all the sudden a blur of brown flew right at him.  Nothing like a little one to turn the moment around.  In a flash the baby flew to the nearby palm tree and DH snapped their picture.  What a cute family.
Sometimes when I post my completed quilts you ask me where is Tiny?  Well she's right here.  Even though she'd already been through this once about 45 minutes earlier she was more than willing to re-smell the same spot as before.  I thought it was funny because she looked at it like "Why does this smell like me?"  Maybe because you spent a month napping on it?  Now what would be a blog post with Tiny in it without at least saying something about Sunny.  Well earlier today he remembered that he likes to sleep on the back of my chair sometimes.  So he got up there looked around like "now what" as the chair was steadily rocking.  Sure looks like he figured it out.  Or perhaps since this is Sunny we're talking about, maybe he just got to tired to think about it anymore and sat down like Winnie the Pooh.


QuiltSue said...

I think your quilt will get a lot of use for many years. It really is wonderful. I am so glad you posted things about it as you worked on it, it makes it even more interesting to see the finished quilt then.

Heather Landry said...

Your finished quilt is absolutely wonderful. I think the colors are amazing! Jessica is going to absolutely adore it. =0) Definitely worth all of the hard work!

Vicki said...

Great job on the quilt and I love how the ribbon border works so nicely with the main blocks. DD will love it for years to come.

stitchinpenny said...

I love it and I am happy that your daughter does too. Cutr picture of the cardinal.