Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dad's quilt is ready for quilting

Just a quick report to show you the progress of this lap quilt for my dad. I have this all pieced and it's ready to be quilted. Except I wasn't pleased with my backing fabric I had, so I'm headed downtown to try to find something better.  I know . . . picky, picky, picky.

This was such an easy pattern to sew together - it only took one afternoon, start to finish.  I like that! And I think the colors in this quilt will look great when it's all bundled up around my dad.  I think I'll quilt meandering leaves throughout to coordinate with the outside border. Kind of a free spirit, flowing look.

Actually, I wish I had it all quilted now - it's only 13 degrees at 2 p.m., and has been below freezing for several days.  I am not wanting to get outside at all.  Great time for quilting, though!


Linking up  with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. What a pretty quilt! I know your dad will love it. I've started blogging again, 4dognight here.

  2. Wow you got that done fast! I think the colors are just great together! I am sure your dad will love it. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  3. You did this with lightning speed! And the colors are amazing...Beautiful job! Can't wait to see it quilted.

  4. You are speedy quick! And it's very, very nice! Love the way you gradated each block.....he will love it!

  5. You Go Girl! I think your father is going to love it! Hope your Holidays were good! I was looking for you at my "Mingle Jingle" night. Maybe next year!!!

  6. I really like the warm rich colors you used. They are really pretty (if I can use this word for a guy quilt?). The pattern look really fun to sew.


  7. Your Dad will love it Barb. The deep rich colors are gorgeous.

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