Thursday, February 5, 2009

Celtic quilt done!


   Here is the Celtic quilt I made for my SIL's gymnastics studio to raffle off. I just finished the binding about 10 minutes ago, and ran outside to take a picture before the sun was all the way down. The pattern is in the book Celtic Pieced Illusions by Karen Combs. I have gotten such positive feedback from the few people who have seen the quilt, I'm sure I'll be making more from her book. There are plenty of multi-color patterns in the book, but since the gymnastics meet this is made for has a St. Patrick's Day theme, I thought the two-color option would be best. It finished at 50 inches square.
    I did finish one of the flannel quilts, the extra one, not the one for my grandbaby. I just put a white binding on it, no borders, so it hardly looks any different from the last picture I posted of the center. The flannel quilt for grandbaby has borders, and is quilted, but I need to go buy binding. My DD wants satin binding, and all I have on hand is pastel colors. Shopping trips to fabric stores are dangerous, but I have a list, so hopefully I'll be good.
    Completely un-quilt related, but leaving me with a great deal of satisfaction- I did our taxes today, and even got them filed! My paperwork was a mess, and it took much longer than usual to get things together. I always file early, and get that task done and out of the way. I don't like it looming over my head until April.

3 comments:

Janet Hartje said...

This is gorgeous! I'm going to have to look for that book.

Pat said...

WOW...what a wonderful quilt you made! I'm sure it will raise a lot of money.

Joan said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Great job!