Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sweet Hubby's Quilt

I thought I would show you a picture of Sweet Hubby's quilt today, since I have nothing new to show. I promise....new stuff soon. This was a Thimbleberries pattern and I was disappointed with how it turned out. In the book, it showed this really cool pattern, almost like a lattace. I used the same color values in the same places, but all I see is 2 alternating blocks. If I squint my eyes and really look for the lattace, I can find it for a second and then it is gone again. Even with the above picture, if I squint, there it is! Try it. Do you see the lattace? Oh well, he likes it. This was also made during my "I think I can machine quilt in the ditch" phase. Well I can't! I machine quilted this and was so unhappy with it I hand quilted a motif in all of the square in a square blocks. If you click on the photo you can see the motif. It made the quilt "passable" to me. There is a definate talent to machine quilting, and let me tell you, if you do not have it, it can be a disaster! I did machine quilt (in the ditch) 4" squares made up into cover ups for my neices and nephew. Those turned out ok. It took me a while to get these pics for you as I had a camera hound in the way!

12 comments:

Linda said...

But she looks so comfy there....lol... Lovely quilt, like hand quilting, machine quilting is practise, practise, practise....

HsKubes said...

I love the quilt! Quilting is something that I haven't learned, yet, but hope to someday.

~ Christina

Karolee said...

Beautiful quilt - I love Thimbleberries.

I have trouble quilting in the ditch also. I prefer hand quilting anyday. I finally started farming out my larger quilts to someone with a longarm machine. I sold my cheap machine and plan on buying a Janome or Bernina someday because I hope they will do a better job of machine quilting (blame the machine, not the quilter, right?)

Joni said...

OH what a sweetie!

Libby said...

Hubby's never know there's supposed to be something else they can see - they just want a quilt to call there very own *s* You did a great job.

Solstitches said...

I love Thimbleberries! The quilt is lovely although I don't see the lattice pattern in it either - not even when I squint.
I can neither hand nor machine quilt. I have a tablerunner all ready to quilt and just cannot bring myself to try it.
Margaret

dot said...

This is a very nice quilt. If hubby like it that is all that matters.

Chookyblue said...

I think this looks good........not sure about the lattice...show us the a pic of the pattern and this together........

meggie said...

That little Puppy Girl looks so happy!
Nice work on the quilt for Hubby.

Wendy said...

Hubby's love anything we make them. Your quilt is wonderful and machine quilting just takes practice.

homemakerkate said...

sorry i was gone so long Bren, I was really busy having a pity party. ok, so I am over it now! Just needed that time to feel sorry for myself. I have been reading "Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World" last few days and had to laugh at my own immaturity. I love the quilt you made for your hubby. I love the colors too! and that handquilting! wow! it is awesome nice. How long did the hand quilting take? I know it takes me a long time...I always want it done "now" and am not patient. I dont know this tagged thing or meme what is that?
hugs
Kate

Quilting Mama said...

Wow, you've been busy! and so has Rachel!

Great job to you both :)

I can see the lattice when I squint, does that count??

I think that quilt came out great and he loves it to boot, can't beat that!