Tuesday, January 3, 2012

First Finish of 2012!!!!

Spencer's quilt is DONE!!!! It now resides with him and Alyssa at his apartment. This quilt only took me 2 years to complete, LOL!! I bought the fabric for it on Black Friday, 2009 and actually started it in January 2010. It is 110" x 110" and is mostly flannel. The mariner's compass is made of black on whites and white on blacks. You can't see it but there is a piano key border all the way around the outside edge. I quilted this one on my Bernina and used 2200 yards of thread in the quilting. Boy, I'm glad this one is done. And after he got home and saw the quilt, he said "Now you've got 7 months to finish my wedding quilt!!"

Spencer, Alyssa and Shaw went to watch the Gator game in Jacksonville yesterday. And on the way back to Shaw's apartment, they were involved in a 6 car accident on I-95. No one was hurt, but Shaw's truck clipped the back end of a Honda Civic when the woman tried to pull over into his lane to avoid an accident that happened in front of her. Thank God that all the kids were uninjured!

Today, I'm working on Orca Bay and I'm going to piece a test block of Midnight Flight by Bonnie Hunter to see if I want to use that block for the wedding quilt. It was in the vol. 4 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.
I'm off to quilt! Catch you on the flip side!!!