Monday, July 24, 2006

Reversible Quilt Done!

Finally--after 5 months, my reversible, quilt as you go quilt is done! I've been adding binding strips to the front and back, a few at a time in the mornings, and then doing the hand sewing them down in the evenings. Slowly, but surely, I am done! I think I figured it took about 10 yards of black Kona fabric to do just the bindings! The back is mostly tans and blacks. My husband only wants those colors in the bedroom. But when he saw the colored side, decided that might be okay too. Such a silly guy! But I figure I have one for fall/winter and the other side for spring/summer.
Well, I'm cleaning up and packing for my trip home tomorrow. I miss the kids and the hubby. Then I have another shot this week, get my nails done and go to my daughter's graduation party. She got married her junior year in college, got pregnant 4 months later and quit. Well, for the last two years she has been doing the college thing on-line and is finally done. I really admire her tenacity in finishing, especially since her job didn't require it, she won't get a raise for it, and has raised two kids during the duration. I could almost hear her scream of joy on her last night of class clear down here! So no more lazing in the sun for a while. I am returning next week with hubby, my daugher and my granddaughter. My brother and family will be visiting too, so a busy week. Glad I got my rest ahead of time! :)

22 comments:

rebecca0669 said...

OOOOOOO! This is gorgeous! Are all the color diamonds pieced? You should be very proud of yourself!

quiltpixie said...

I love the quilt! And think I heard the scream of joy all the way here in Canda. Congrats to anyone who finishes college under those kinds of conditions! Celebrate!!!

Nancy said...

Great quilt! I love both sides. The colored side best of course cause I love bright colors. But the black/brown side is so calm and soothing I can't help but be drawn to it also. Bet it feels good to finally get it finished.

SewUniqueCreationsQuilting said...

Very sharp quilt! Luv it!

Darcie said...

Huge congrats to your daughter!!! Wow!

Your two-sided quilt is awesome! I love your color choices!

Linda_J said...

10 yards of fabric---geeesh! The quilt looks spectacular though the technique sure sounds tedious. Still, it is the process not a race.

Congratulations to your daughter on her course completion-now she will not need to regret that she did not continue her coursework when she had the chance.

Have a safe trip home and hope that shot gives you more relief.

Gail said...

Like Nancy I love bright colors and just loved that side of the quilt, until I saw the brown/black side. Oooh my! I do believe I like that side even better. Terrific quilt!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt - both sides :-)
Congratulations on your daughter's graduation !

Cathi said...

Lovely quilt :) I've always wanted to try a reversible one. Sharon Pederson has a book on them, is that what you used? Is it hard?

The Calico Cat said...

Love the reversible quilt! Your gradiation on the frony is superb & you kept the back in line... Impressive!

I am back in school - but I get a promotion after I finish my 24 credits...

EileenKNY said...

Wow! Great quilt and great accomplishment.
Congratulations on your daughter's graduation. Even though there's no gain from her job, her pride in finishing and what it shows her kids is probably worth it.

Mary said...

I like both sides of the quilt. I also like this technique although I've never tried it myself. I have a longarm so I usually don't make quilt as you go patterns but I do like this quilt and technique.

Sandra said...

Both sides are wonderful! Lots of handsewing but definitely worth it! I thought I might try this technique one day, but just not got around to it. I really love the two different sides effect.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Graduations are always a time of celebration - so much work to get to that point for some people depending upon what else they have going on in life!

Great job with your quilt and the idea of the 2 different color schemes for 2 totally different looks is brilliant!

Cheers!

Evelyn

anne bebbington said...

The rainbow side is lovely but the coffee and cream is to die for - well done to your daughter - she can carry on through life now without that unfinished business regret hanging over her head

Shelina said...

Oh, I like both sides of the quilt. I'd have to keep flipping it over and over again.
Tell your daughter congratulations. That is quite an accomplishment. I'm very proud of her.
Even though she didn't get a raise for it, she can at least start hinting for a raise, and look around at other job opportunities.

Helen in the UK said...

Love, love, love that quilt. It was definately worth all that time and effort. No wonder DH now like the bright side too. Congrats to your daughter - that's quite an achievement :)

ForestJane said...

Ohh such a nice quilt, and I really like the fact that you got two such different looks in a reversable quilt!

Bonnie said...

Wow - this quilt is amazing! Excellent job - be proud!

Susan H. said...

Love the quilt. My "favorite" colors these days are black and brown. That side is peaceful, while the other is energizing.

Laurie Ann said...

I remember when you first blogged about this quilt. Boy did it turn out fantastic, I mean FANTASTIC!!! And the back is as stunning as the front. WOW!!

Tazzie said...

Oooohhhh, that is one super quilt! I really love your colour placement, it's like a rainbow. Amazing work!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)