Monday, May 27, 2013

"Dilly Dally" is complete (how appropriate is that title!?)

I did it! I finally finished my first larger quilt!  I find it ironic that the pattern was titled Dilly Dally, since it seems like that is what I did while working on it.  To be honest, I wasn't sure this one was ever going to be finished! There was even a point when I started to strongly dislike this quilt for all of the troubles and worries I had while completing it. In the end, I loved it and seriously considered keeping it for myself...However, it was completed and given to my goddaughter after her Christening.

There was a brief period of panic when I thought the blue marking lines weren't going to come out of my borders. I had tried using water, as the directions stated, but it didn't work.  As soon as I arrived at my Mom's I told her we needed to go to Joann's to get a fabric eraser. It didn't work.  We were told to try some vinegar, that didn't work.  By then it was late so we decided to just throw it into the wash, thinking perhaps I hadn't used enough water  when trying to blot at the markings.  After the wash, the lines were still there. By this time it was late the night before I needed to give it away-so I decided that it was going to have to be this way and threw it into the dryer.   SURPRISE!!! When I pulled it out of the dryer--the marks were gone! Here is my goddaughter enjoying her new quilt. As soon as we laid her down on it she spread out her arms and legs, as if to say-this is all mine! LOL

Her older brother truly appreciates homemade presents.  When he saw this quilt he stated, "This quilt is beautiful! Grandma, you should have Aunt Kim teach you how to make one."

I am so glad I finally finished it! I have an even bigger appreciation of all the domestic machine quilters out there!  I can't wait to try some more quilting-I see it takes ALOT of practice.
I am linking this up for my May finish in a  A lovely year of finishes  It was also one of my goals for the 2013 Finish Along at She can quilt.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Third time's a charm

This is the third month I have put this quilt on my to do list for  Lovely year of finishes.  However, it is going to be finished in May! Since it is going to be delivered to its recipient in May!  I am currently working on the quilting.  This is only my second quilt- my first larger quilt. It isn't turning out perfect, but I hope it is acceptable! LOL