Thursday, August 18, 2011

OH! Happy Day!

I started this quilt for our bed way back in October, and had the top pieced in less than two weeks. It went off to the quilter and I had it back lickety-split. And then it sat. And sat. And sat some more. I was afraid of the binding. Very afraid. This quilt is BIG! 104 x 104 inches. That's a lot of binding.

Recently, though, Mary Lou showed me exactly how to bind, and I finished a smaller quilt that I'll show you soon. And then I was feeling empowered, and dove into this large project. I have no idea what I was so afraid of. It took me three evenings, and voila! it was done! Such a thrilling feeling!

I woke early this morning and placed the quilt in the washer, and waited rather impatiently for the cycle to finish so that I could hang it in the morning sunshine before I went for my walk.

Later this afternoon I ironed a bed skirt that had been in my closet, and remade the bed.

Now, I can't stop walking into my bedroom to glance at the quilt. I officially consider myself a quilter now. Oh, happy day!

I'm not sure what I think about the bed skirt. It's cream, not white, but I'm not sure it goes. What do you think?



13 comments:

Rachel said...

Wow, it is beautiful and huge!!! WTG!!!
As far as the bedskirt, I think unless someone pointed it out, that it would probably just blend in with the wainscot???

Mary Lou Casada said...

Very, very awesome!!! It looks so good on the bed!! You know I love the colors. BTW -- You've been a quilter for quite some time now! LOL
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Michelle said...

Tracy,
It is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to finish the one I've been working on for several years now. You have inspired me!
Blessings,
Michelle

Terri said...

Tracy, it's gorgeous!!! Once you get the hang of binding, it's not difficult at all. You should be proud of yourself. I think the bedskirt looks fine with it.

Phyllis said...

Great job Tracy. It is beautiful.

Mrs.Rabe said...

I love it! So beautiful! The colors are wonderful...

I think what you are noticing about the bedskirt is that it is in stark contrast to the deep rich colors of the quilt. Something a bit more muted a deep gold, or one of the colors from the quilt would be perfect.

I really like the words over your bed too. I have one in our room that reads "If two were one - then surely we," from the Anne Bradstreet poem.

Congratulations!
Deanna

jAne said...

oh tracy ** it's absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!! the colors are so rich and the workmanship excellent. wonderful!

Kelli said...

Gorgeous...congratulations on a job well done! I actually love the bedskirt. It really makes the wall pop and ties everything in together!
~Kelli

Michele@A Quiet Gracious Life said...

Oh Tracy, the quilt is *stunning*! And I love love love the rich colors.

Personally I really like the bed skirt because as Kelli pointed out it ties in the white of the wall in with everything.

However, if it really bothers you a richer color would work well too. Or perhaps use a richer one during Autumn and Winter and the white one during Spring and Summer.

Whichever way you go it will be beautiful! (o:

Bonnie said...

Tracy it is so beautiful! You should be very proud!

Susan said...

Stunning!!! Like so many projects we delay starting - the biggest challenge is getting started. I think an ecru color to tie in with the color in the quilt would look nice for the bedskirt.

Shug said...

Oh my, what a lovely quilt...Yes, I would say that you are now an official quilter.

Great Job....
shug

Margo said...

love it! I actually look forward to the binding - watching a movie while I stitch peacefully away.

I would put a darker bedskirt on it. I like dark bedskirts in general unless everything on the bed is light colored.

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