My wonderful husband put a line up on the clothes poles in the back yard so I could take the quilt out that morning that I was going to make delivery. It was 17 degrees outside with a cold wind blowing. When I finished up out there, I couldn't feel my fingers anymore - ouch!
But I was able to get pictures of everything. I used the rising sun to my advantage too; hopefully you can appreciate the quilting that my wonderful quilter has done.
Here's the bag I made for the quilt to go in -
I used the last large piece of backing fabric I had plus one odd block to make this; it's just like a pillowcase.
Then, the cheddar blocks that I refused to put into the quilt were made into a runner.
And finally, all the blocks from the quilt. All the blocks are quilted with a different pattern. She used a camel colored thread.
Above - my "artsy" photo of the quilt. followed by a closeup shot of the backing fabric. This time around I used a wide back. The jury is still out on this decision - I mean whether or not I'll do that again. I'm not sure that the wide back is the greatest thing. It had wrinkles in it that were so darned hard to get out in spite of wetting down, tumbling dry, ironing and starching.
Last pic - thought you'd never see the back of this quilt, did ya? Ta dah! So that's it, The Path to the Civil War quilt is done and dusted. If I can remember to take a picture of the label, you'll see that in a few weeks.
Today I ironed (and ironed and ironed and ironed) fabric for the back of my granddaughter's quilt (header photo, quilt on the left). I was only able to get 5 and an eighth yards. That was all they had left on the bolt. Fortunately, it was JUST enough. I split the yardage in half and resewed it together, then took six inches off the width and added it to the length to get enough overhang for the quilter to use. WHEW! That one's all set and no more ironing from today. I'm adding a list of my quilt projects to the sidebar, mostly to keep ME from getting confused.
I've also decided that I'm going to keep changing up my header photo as I complete projects throughout the year that I'm particularly pleased with. We'll see how good I am at keeping up with that. Hope you enjoyed!