Keeping it short and to the point:
I made a Christmas quilt and then sent it away to Hamilton Missouri for quilting. I held my breath and waited, a rather long time, and it is now here!
I was stunned at the condition of the box, but…
the treasure inside was unharmed!
Please click to see the snowflakes!
I am calling it “The Night Before Christmas”. It is very 50s, very country, and was really fun to make.
Next, I will be adding the binding and then listing it on EBAY for sale. And of course I will be showing you the bound and ready for sale photo too.
28 thoughts on “I’m back, it’s back and almost a finish!”
Now that’s a talent I envy.
Great work ❤️
Thank you, Tom! LOL, it sure took me long enough to discover it!
Lol Lynda, well no matter how long it took, I’d call the finding ‘a stitch in time’
What on earth were the postal services doing with that box? Just as well there was nothing breakable inside it. Still, the lovely quilt survived and looks gorgeous so all is well.
I’m going to send a quilt off to be quilted soon – only the second time I ever have – so will also be worrying about it until it’s back safely. Hopefully, the packaging will be a little sturdier.
I look forward to seeing it all bound and ready to go to a new home.
Lynn, thank you! Did you ever see the old Samsonite commercial where the gorilla is working in the baggage department at the airport? I have seen many a FedX employee in action and of those I have observed, they all resembled that famous gorilla. [shock]
It really is beautiful. I’ll be anxious to see the final version — and I’m glad the condition of the box didn’t reflect the condition of the quilt.
Linda, Thank you! It is a good thing that quilts are squishy… all the better to snuggle into. Yes? 🙂
Beautiful! I like the snowflake quilting … that’s the kind of snow I like.😀
Thank you, Deb!. I wish I could quilt by hand as beautifully as you do! And to boot, I can’t even quilt anything larger than a baby quilt on my machine… so I have to rely on others for that skill. 🙂
I don’t like to machine quilt either,and don’t beat yourself up by having someone do your quilting.. I’m glad you enjoy making the tops!
I suppose, now that I have tried it, it is OK. I am finding however that it is expensive and if custom quilted, then there is a lot of TRUST involved… Know thy quilter! 😉
Thank you, Tom!
I think that box looked so scary because it was too large for the quilt and allowed too much squashing. They should put a label on the outside warning you that while the box might have been sat on, the quilt would still be beautiful and unharmed… The quilting is lovely – did you choose the pattern or did the quilter use what she/he thought was appropriate? Someone is going to have a snuggly beauty; it’ll make someone a perfect Christmas gift.
Too true, Kate. I figured so long as it didn’t look like it had been a jousting match then it would be fine; and it was! I picked the stars, they picked the thread color. They also returned all the largish selvages from the backing to me as well! I don’t know if I will mail another quilt to them as I have now found a person who is local. I trusted her with some custom quilting on my sunflower/crow finish. I pick that up this Friday. If she does as well as I expect then she will probably get all my large quilting items. She’s not less expensive, but she saves me A LOT of time and the expense of postage. I do hope they sell, and quickly! I need the money to make more quilts! 😀
Thank you, Annie!
That is beautiful! I’m glad you shared the end result.
Thank you, Nancy! I’m picking up the quilted “And So It Crows” tomorrow and will bind them both next week. I really am excited about my forward momentum and for finding a local quilter to help me move things along! 🙂
Lol, ‘you go Girl!’ Looking forward to seeing it all bound up: )
Me too! Thanks, Deb.
I looked closely at the last image. The snowflake quilting is so nice. The quilt emits warmth, comfort, coziness and holiday cheer. Thank goodness the quilt was in good condition when you opened the box.
“The quilt emits warmth, comfort, coziness and holiday cheer.”
Joanne, thank you, that was exactly what I was hoping for!
Speaking of “very country,” have you been watching the Ken Burns series about country music that’s currently airing on PBS? The latest episode will be at 8PM Eastern Time tonight.
The box is scary, but the quilt looks great!
Thank you, Suz!