Tuesday, November 30, 2010

neat ... sweet ... petite

it didn't get finished in time for halloween ... but the Ghastlies did make it off the quilting frame in time for thanksgiving...really awful photo - yes, those are my good shoes...another one - even worse
... the backing is black flannel even though it looks grey in the picture and i soon found out that black flannel is a major lint trap and the roses are quilted with bright pink thread...neat ... sweet ... petite
...and this little quilt (40-something by 60-something) has gone to live with my sister ... Auntia has loaded the frame with our first BOM sampler ... she promised one of her brothers a quilt from the BOM blocks last christmas and was determined to finish in time for this christmas ... but then she bonked her head on the one exposed bolt of the quilting frame and didn't touch it again for a couple of weeks...

there was a bit of drama and trauma over the thanksgiving weekend that involved Thor the Viking MegaQuilter that lives on the quilting frame, his gigantically thick needle, Auntia's thumb, the needle-down button, a bit of thread, and the kitchen floor ... but that is for another post ... when and if i ever see the humor in the situation...

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Love the Ghastlies! Oh dear, poor Auntia.....has she been in the wars again......she needs a full-time paramedic escort to keep an eye on her, methinks!

Gretchen said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the quilt!!! It is neat, sweet & petite and not kooky or spooky! Poor dear Aunita! She needs a good luck talisman.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy Cow -- did you HAND quilt that flannel? It looks fantastic! I've been plugging away at mine -- I have almost 1 1/2 quilts quilted -- the other 1 1/2 to go. {Sigh.} I love the setting you've used!!!

MamaT said...

Oh no! I hope there were no needles through any thumbs. I can only guess. The Halloween/Thanksgiving quilt is a cutie.

ranette said...

The Ghastlies aren't ghastly at all, but oh so very pretty! Great job on the quilting Dianne.

Poor Auntia :( If it weren't for bad luck...she's have no luck at all...lol

Mama Spark said...

I love this quilt, it is one of my favorites. Too bad about Auntia! Hope she is recovering!!

Amy said...

I know I've said it before, but I just LOVE your Ghastlies! Mine are still untouched because I just don't know what to do with them! Yours are fabulous!!!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Since you had your best shoes on for the photo shoot I am hoping that means that you are very proud of your quilt - I know I would be. WELL DONE! My best wishes to you and Auntia for a full recovery ...

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

I don't know which is ghastilier...the quilt (in a good way) or how much my imagination is working over the possibilites of the quilting trauma. You know how I love a good story so I hope you find a titch of humor soon so you can tell it!

Kim said...

Apparently I've decided to let my Ghastlies fabric age a little longer--maybe it will be ready to use NEXT year! LOL! I love how yours came out and can't believe you're giving it away! Well, yes I can--because I know how generous you are. How are you doing on HPV, by the way?