Saturday, November 12, 2011

Plaid Obsession is Bound, Labeled, Done!

I have decided to name my version of Evelyn Sloppy’s Plaid Obsession quilt “What the Heck.”  I did the final piecing on it during a very stressful time, and did not put much energy into trying to achieve perfection.  Rather, it was a means of calming myself down.  Fortunately, like most string quilts, this is a very forgiving design.  While at the ranch I found some old plaid sheets that had never been taken out of their package.  They are too small for today's thick matresses and I am considering using them to make shams to go with this quilt.  I have yet to find a satisfactory way to photograph large quilts.  This one looks a little odd because you can see part of a glass-topped coffee table at the bottom.

This little quilt is also finished and on its way to Debbie at  Stitchin' Therapy.  It should arrive sometime between today and Tuesday.

I have pulled my Wisconsin Stars quilt out of my collection.  It will be a gift for my Uncle Robert.  We will celebrate his 87th birthday today.


Impera_Magna said...

Love with a capital "L" LOVE that plaid quilt! I have a bunch o' plaid fabrics leftover from another quilt.... hmmm...

Your doll quilt made me smile... so cheerful and sweet... some little girl is going to love it!

Happy birthday to your Uncle Robert! He's going to love that quilt... I know I would!

Ellen said...

Your quilt turned out great. I find quilting to be very theraputic!

Debbie said...

Be proud of the plaid is a real beauty. You have more patience than me with all the sashings, which really make this quilt. Great one!

Diane said...

Mary your plaid quilt is fabulous! and the Wisconsin Stars is a beauty too!