Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Quilt for Mac

I finished this a while ago, but didn't want to post pics until I gave the gift in person. 

These (four) plaids have been sitting in my cupboard for ages, waiting for me to figure out how to use them.  Kind of tricky, because it's hard to find a blue to match them.  Took me forever to think of the obvious... white :0)

It would look better if I could do fancy quilting patterns in the white spaces, but that's beyond my skill set, so I'll settle for the wrinkly, crinkly goodness that happens after the first couple of washings.


Felicity said...

Looks good to me!

Tina Marie said...

This post makes me happy. I still have a quilt my grandmother made me more than 20 years ago. It is so tattered and faded, but I still use it. My husband says I need to store it and keep it safe, but I keep trying to explain that my grandmother made that quilt for snuggling and she would absolutely keel over if I hung it on a wall or something.

I have always wanted to learn this trade, but alas, I never have. I carry on her food legacy of homemade pasta and sauce.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were a quilter! I am trying to get back into it. Beautiful job! Stars are hard - all those points!!!!! :-) ~tricia

Q said...

Crinkly wrinkly goodness looks VERY warm and snuggly! Can you drop the feed dogs on your machine and free-motion quilt?

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Thanks, you guys :0)

I mostly post the pics so I'll have a record of what I've done.

Q - I think I'd have to get a darning foot. I tried just dropping the feed dogs, but the tension very quickly got all messed up. I should take a class :0)

Deborah said...

It's beautiful! I love the crinkly wrinkly goodness!


Organizing Mommy said...

So, like.. you quilt? I think that is beautiful. I used to make quilts, but I'm too ADD right now.

or something? Great job!

Kristen@nosmallthing said...

Gorgeous!!! I seriously need to take a lesson in quilting from you. When I have time. Which is not now. But someday. SOOOOOOmmmeday.