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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

All Done & Ready to Run!





I finished the binding and the hanging sleeve on Double Delight today. I don't know why it took me so long, but I just had a hard time making myself sit on the couch to do it while there was so much else needing to be done. I just can't let everything else around me just stay undone while I sit, you know? Never the less, it's done.

I'm still not sure about those corner 9 patches. They were a bad afterthought maybe. but when you have left over parts, or at least when I do...I am always looking for a place to use them up. Doesn't matter. Finished is better than perfect,and a completed quilt is better than one that never got started.

Scrappy pics of the back. There is one dark print..the darkest one, don't know if you can see it clearly, that I bought when Jason was maybe 2 yrs old. He's now 25 so that should give you an idea! I bought the whole flatfold of it. Don't know why. It never went with anything. It wasn't burgundy and it wasn't pink and the flowers in it are a hunter green. This DOES go down in history as one of the most ugly unuseable fabrics in my stash. But it's mostly gone now, all that is left is what I trimmed down in to strips and squares after trimming the quilt.

Unlike some, I really have a hard time using large florals. I think it's because I tend to make quilts with small pieces, and the only place I can think of for a big floral is in an alternate block or a border. I'm happy this pretty floral found a place in the back of this quilt.

And Ms Tonya...I assume you are safe in FL! And if your body clock is anywhere where mine was after returning from Amsterdam, it will take you a few days to surface! I am trusting the kitties (and you and your hubby) made it stateside okay!

Guess what Tonya..I FOUND MY LOST LETTERS! You will never guess where they were hiding...in the plastic shoebox full of leaders and enders. They were hiding in there for some unknown reason,but now I can continue on my love letter surprise. Just in time for Valentine's right?

I don't know if I'll get a chance to post over the next week and a half or so. I'll be gone until the 24th......miss you guys!

28 comments:

Heather said...

Bonnie,

What a tease....I can't see your beautiful photos today :(

Heather said...

Oh, YAY! Photos came thru! I think that DD looks wonderful all complete. I like the corner nin-patches. They just add some interest to the solid boders. That's quite an interesting backing. I've become more free with using up lots of fabrics in my quilt backing, but still not comfortable with asymmetry. I'll try harder. Your Double Delight looks great - front and back! TFS!

Jennie said...

I like the nine-patches in the corners! Very pretty!

Lynn said...

Lovely quilt...lots of work there.
I like the hand work when I am winding down at night watching tv...everything can't get done in one day.

jabeybaby said...

I think your quilt is beautiful!! And I like the corner patches too. Great job!

Lori said...

Two thumbs straight up to the corner patches - love em!!!

Lori in VA

Iva said...

Your quilt is fabulous... think I'll have to make this one myself. Love the corner patches too.

Quilt Hollow said...

See there....everybody is saying they love the corner patches! Seeing the quilt all finished I could easily see how some sort of "viney" applique between those patches.....that is just me! I know that you are not applique! Now, if those patches bug you that much bring that quilt on over here for my guest room! Have fun...your going to be missed. Will you be back for b-day?

Shari said...

Double Delight is delightful! I really like it. Thanks for sharing your designs and your quilts with us.
Cheers!

GARI said...

I posted my DD blocks today: still have setting triangles, borders, backing, and binding to cut and/or figure out. I am really enjoying making this quilt.

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

One somebody else's blog, I don't remember whose, I saw a picture of the border done with the nine patches, but more of them, kinda going around the corner. May try that if I can find it again.

Have a safe trip.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

beautiful!!!

anne bebbington said...

I LOVE!!! the corner nine patches - they add just the right amount of querkyness

Jo said...

I am madly in love with this quilt... especially the corner 9 patches!! I just found your site a few weeks ago, and this is the first one I've followed you start to finish on, so I'm duly inspired.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It's grand... both soft and strong at the same time. Be safe during your travels, I'll catch up with you when you return.

Idaho Quilter said...

I love everything about your quilt, I am struggling with finding the correct border, when I do Iwill add the corner 9 patches to. Have fun while away.

Michelle said...

I like the corner nine-patches!

ilesliemy said...

I have spent my day ironing and cutting fabric that was my Mothers that I almost gave away - I am not a calico and shirting person - but I fell in love with this quilt and I think I will have most of what I need in these 3 or 4 enormous bags of fabric. It will give value to something I did not value enough and it will give me a wonderful memory of my Mother. This quilt looks like flowers and my mother was a gardener and a quilter. Thanks Bonnie! I will love working on this quilt a lot.
Leslie

Erica said...

How wonderful! DD looks just gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing!
Cheers Erica

JillO in MT said...

I actually have started a double delight. I have the first square in a square with one cheddar yellow corner done. Just have to press. On to the next square in a square. I also have the strips sewn in sets of 3 for the 9 patch. All other pieces are cut out and just waiting for me to go sew, sew, sew.
Jill in Montana

YankeeQuilter said...

Good luck with the traveling...I'll miss you at the retreat. I will be working on my DD!

mau said...

beautiful....will miss your posting tho...safe trip.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

fun quilt, Bonnie. yes, I'm finally surfacing back on the net - got high-speed internet today - woohoo! My body clock isn't sooo bad but it's the kitties who are all out of whack and going wild making noise in the middle of the night. So glad you found your letters - and in time, right? lost love isn't so lost after all.

Sue said...

That is a lovely quilt! I think the corners are good, I like little touches that.

Timothy said...

What a beautiful quilt. It has a very classic look to it.

Wow 23 years is a long time to hang on to an ugly fabric. LOL.

FabricMom said...

sorry the last post is from me. My son used the computer to check his email while I got up and was still signed in.

Jean said...

Hi Bonnie,
I would just like to add my positive vote for this quilt! I think it's great! I'm thinking that when you bought that print (the one for the back) it was...hmmm 1989... and hmmm big flowers were "in" for decorating then! You were moved to buy it...! LoL, really though, it seems just right on this one!
Hope your trip is safe!

Tingelingeling said...

I really like your color choise and your style!!

Thanks for great inspirations!!
Hugs
Ingelin :-);-)