Tuesday, August 5, 2008

A finished project and a 1/2 finished one

I finished a quilt for my beautiful sister-in-law and new Brother-in-law. I now am waiting for my fingers to grow back. I think it was beautiful. I can't really tell anymore though because by the 120Th hour of quilting (no lie) I was cursing that quilt and thinking evil things about it and wondering who would EVER want it. It all started when I had to quilt the edges which were in a curlycue shape. I hated those edges. They came straight from the devils' handbook of torturous quilting. Yes, we now refer to that particular pattern as Hell's curlycue's. I only tell you this to reinforce the fact that it was hard. Way hard. Like herculean hard. And I wanted to thank those who helped. Especially with Hells curly ques. Now, I've ranted but really, for Heather and Adam, it was all worth it. Every single stitch. And I'm sorry I swore at your quilt.

Here is the quilt as I started quilting it

And Here, though they are faint and subtle(as much devilry is), between the bar and the blocks, you can see Hells Curlycues.

Now, another of my shortcomings revealed. I am horrible at remembering to water my plants. The only reason my garden looks good anywhere is because the sprinkling system hits it. So there are a few spots in the gardens that are completely bare. When I'm being honest with myself, I know that they are not likely to get any better either unless Rhyan messes up the sprinkling system and those spots accidentally get watered. In which case, something else will die. But I'm nothing if not resourceful so when I found some books at the library about painting flowers onto rocks, I knew I'd hit it big! I've done 3 so far and I like the way it's coming together. I have a few more hostas to do and some other flowers and those bare spots will be history! Think of it, a carefree plant that never needs deadheading, never needs water and no impudent little pups can pick the flowers. Oh, life is good.

10 comments:

Amber Cederberg said...

You are amazing!! First that quilt is beautiful!! Love the colors. And I could see those devil curly cues! Again...your amazing!! I bet your fmaily is going to love such an awesome gift!!! I also love the rock plants. Hey the rate we are going I might need a whole yard of those!! If only I could paint like you can. Love yah you amzing woman you!!!

Kimberly said...

The quilt is gorgeous! I have no idea how in the h#*l you found that many hours to quilt with all of your little children, other than the fact that you are wonder woman! It turned out fantastic, and I love the rocks too! What a great idea! Love you!

Sandy & Rick said...

Great looking quilt! Love it!

Valerie said...

I love the quilt! Amazing job.

As far as your garden goes...just stick some fake flowers into the grown. They will look real and no one will be the wiser. My neighbor does that every year in her garden and honestly if I she hadn't told me or I didn't look really closely, I wouldn't be able to tell.

amanda lynn said...

andrea that is a very pretty quilt Heather will love it!

elisa moulton family said...

Your quilt was amazing. I totally believe all the time you spent on it. I love the rocks! I want some for myself. I could never paint them that well though. Love ya.

Leisha said...

Okay, I don't think I can visit your blog anymore. It makes me feel wholly inadequate. Pout-pout-pout!

Seriously, what beautiful projects. I covet your talent!

Krystal said...

The quilt is beautiful and I'm sorry I didn't get to help more! Great job though. I also LOVE the rock idea! You have a great talent and now your yard can reap the benefits :)!

Michaelangelo said...

WOW! I am speechless! GORGEOUS QUILT! And WOW you are a fantastic artist! I LOVE the rocks!!

Tori said...

The quilt looks great. I love your rocks!! They absolutely "rock". How good of friend do I have to be to get one?