Monday, September 26, 2011

Drag Along Quilt Hand Quilted - Design Wall Monday

Well once again, school starts and my blog goes by the wayside.  I really do need my own wife when things get busy.  Still I love teaching and this September has been amazing so I can't complain.  Even getting a bad cold, I managed to finish my Drag-along quilt  in time for the fair.  Since this is a project that I've been hand quilting for 2 years I was all happy with that!  It didn't win any ribbons  - guess my funky sense of style is too much for the octogenarians that run our needlework department - still I was SUPER happy to finish it up so I can use it this winter.

Some facts:
  • 58" by 105"  - Couch size
  • Original Design - Just radom squares
  • made with Amy Butler prints and RJR Quilter's Sateen
  • Hand quilted with Rayon and Polysheen threads
  • Batting is Quilter's Dream Request
  • Made just for me!
Things I like - I love everything about this quilt!

What I would change - the binding corners were a bit off - I need to look up how to do that again - LOL!

Anyways - it was a great fair week.  We go down every night to eat and enjoy the entertainment.  I was happy my wallhangings got  a first and second place.  Plus tons of people have stopped me to say they are enjoying my work - so that is way better than a ribbon.  It was nice that I was productive enough this year to have 3 things to enter!

Enjoy other great design walls at Judy's Patchworks!


15 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on your fair entries and on getting your quilt finished...I LOVE the quilting on it!

Eden said...

Congratulations on the ribbons, they are lovely wall hangings... The snowy night one just makes me cold to look at it! Sweet hand quilted finish! That is a great size for the couch! I will have to do that sometime since all the ones we use end up dragging the floor a lot. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Congratulations! finishes and ribbons-win win.
I luv your drag along quilt-funky sense of style is spot on.

QuiltSwissy said...

WOW! First and second! Congratulations. And I would have rallied for your "funky" quilt to win something. It looks fine to me!

glen

Kathie said...

Will be bright and cheery as it keeps you warm this winter.

Gari said...

Very impressive wins. And I LOVE your quilt. It is the kind that one loves to cuddle under on a chilly fall and/or winter evening.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

Love your quilt. Don't know what those judges were thinking. Good thing they made up for it with your wall hangings. Congrats!

Vicki said...

Love your quilts and I think anyone who hand quilts so beautifully definitely needs a ribbon. Love your design and to make it completely for yourself is a great thing.

Becky said...

Congratulations on your ribbons, and having 3 for the fair. I like your Amy Butler quilt. Funky is good!

Nina-Marie said...

Nothing like a bunch of wonderful comments to take the sting out of not getting a ribbon! Thanks so much everyone - you all are sooo sweet!!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I've only hand quilted one quilt - and it's 15" square. I really admire anyone who hand quilts a big project.

Kate said...

Congrats on the 1st and 2nd at the fair. Very cool.

I like your bright cuddle quilt. Just perfect for cuddlling on those dreary winter nights.

Jean said...

I'm seriously loving your couch quilt!

Suzanne Kistler said...

Congratulations on your blue ribbon!

Sheila Frampton-Cooper said...

I love it too! It makes me happy. :)