Sunday, January 20, 2013

A finish!!!

 
Taa-daa!!!  I just finished stitching down the binding on Jessica's Valentine quilt this morning, and I'm feeling triumphant!  I started this on January 3,  so that's seventeen days, start to finish -- pretty good for a queen-size quilt, if I do say so myself.  This was my NewFO project for January, and it's donedonedone!
 
The story behind this project is that my very dear daughter-in-law Jessica likes to do holiday decorating.  When the kiddos were up here visiting in November, she chose some of my Halloween stuff to take home.  [Hehe, not even a problem, since we all know I have enough holiday decor to open a gift shop.]  Anyway, during that conversation she sweetly mentioned that she'd sure love to have big quilts for Valentine's Day, Fourth of July and Christmas.  [Now mind you she already has four other queen-sizers, in addition to a stack of lap-size quilts.]  [And Stacey, my other darling DIL, has her own collection too.  And as luck would have it, both wives really like quilts, since they came with the territory, so to speak :) ] 
Anyway, I said "sure",  as in: "someday ..." 
 
And then at Christmastime, we learned that Dave had received a very nice promotion at work, and that they'd be moving in January for the new position.  Soooo, I decided on sort of the spur of the moment that I'd make them a nice big bed-size quilt as a housewarming gift ... and since she'd already requested a Valentine quilt, and since we were now looking at the end of January -- well, I needed to H*U*R*R*Y.
 
So, they're moving this weekend, right now.  And this quilt, finished just barely in time, will go out in tomorrow morning's mail.  And they'll be cozy and in love and live happily-ever-after in their teeny-tiny new house :)
 
 
Don't ya just love a happy ending??  
 
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15 comments:

Angie said...

Oh yes, I do love happy endings---and happy quilts---and MILs that love their kids enough to make them Queen size quilts---so since you've gotten a really good handle on your two DILs' queen-size quilt supplies-------just add me on there NEXT as a DIL---I really would love queen-size quilts for all of the seasons, pretty please. :D (I cannot even in my wildest dreams imagine being able to make even a full-size quilt in 17 days!!!! (Probably not in 17 months!! LOL)

Lindah said...

Cute couple; cute story. Indeed, you should feel triumphant. That beautiful quilt looks rather complicated and time consuming. Good job!

Bonnie said...

It looks wonderful Jeanne. Jessica is lucky to have such a loving and talented mother-in-law!

Kathryn said...

That is just stunning. What a beautiful quilt, a lovely gift of love, and just the thing to warm a new home. :)

Cher said...

wow! you did a beautiful quilt so fast..how wonderful to have a dil who loves your quilts.

anne bebbington said...

Lovely quilt and lovely story about its recipient - so lovely to have such grateful folks to give it to

McIrish Annie said...

Very impressive! I don't think I could pull that one off, especially queen size. It came out beautiful.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Very happy ending indeed! It seems like people move everywhere all the time these days - happy to hear that it is for a job promotion! And they will settle into their new house very nicely with that huge quilt! I had not thought how practical red can be to be used for 3 holidays! Cheers! Evelyn

Dee Dee said...

So fun to see the finished Valentine quilt. Hope this move brings Dave and Jessica closer to you.

Charlotte Thompson said...

I enjoyed your dresden it really looks like a sunflower! Your recipe sounds good too, I'm going to try it.

Quilting Babcia said...

A queen size quilt in 17 days - I seriously need to take lessons from you! It is fabulous, BTW!

Ray and Jeanne said...

What a wonderful story and with a happy ending. The quilt is gorgeous and it is done! Wow! ~Jeanne

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful quilt and gift! So sweet and so impressive to get it done is such a short time!!!

Sandy said...

That is a darling quilt. And how sweet that she wants big quilts for all those holidays! I'm impressed with how quickly you got it done.

AuntyHennys said...

Such a beautiful quilt Jeanne! I managed a small NEWFO project for January ..... a pillowcase! and it's still in the "to finish" packet! but it is labelled as my # 1 NEWFO!

Happy Sewing!!