I have a finishing problem. Well...not really a finishing problem - it can more aptly be described as a not-having-the-degree-of-expertise-I-want-so-I-put-it-off-for-forever problem. What seems like a gajillion years ago (but which is actually about 22 months ago) I started a 40th birthday present for my friend Brenty. He the best. He's like a living cartoon character...or a muppet. The big brother I never had. Anyhoo, I bought all the fabrics and cut them all up and planned out this quilt with a little help from the birthday boy.
|The random pink circle is courtesy of the aforementioned muppet|
...um....and then it sat there....and called to me....and mocked me...and I ignored it....until Brenty started whining. Nothing lights a fire under your ass like an almost 42 year old who whines that its almost time for ME to turn 40 and he doesn't have his quilt yet. Jerk. :p
So I buckled down over the last couple of weeks and finally finished it!
|This thing is a bit of a monster. Its 90" x 100" and I bitched and moaned that my friend Alice was doing enough to make her wing span quilt-suitable. I'm a good friend.|
|The quilting is done with a bright turquoise thread. In one direction the lines are two inches apart. In the other direction, they are random distances. Thanks to A and L for their input on how to finish the quilting. It matches the wonky crosses.|
|The backing is a black and white print from ikea that may have been $3.00 a metre. Gotta love cheap ikea fabric for quilt backs.|
And there you have it! Hi-Jinx. A quilt for Brenty. May his next forty years be better than his last. I'm officially back in the quilty saddle.
|Also, here's a photo of my dog giving his bff a kiss....you know, just 'cuz.|