Quite a while back, probably about a year ago, I told her that I would make her a quilt for her 50th birthday and asked her what colors she had in her living room. She sent me a pic from her cell phone, and I did my best to pick out fabric that would match. I placed an order for Grandma's House by The Paper Loft for Riley Blake at Fabric Nerds. I know it sounds like fabric for an old person, but it really doesn't look like "old person" fabric....really.
I started her quilt in December, after the rush of the holiday season. I made some half-square triangles with the thought of making a chevron pattern.
But then I found this HST Spiral Quilt and loved it so went with that instead.As I sat here Friday night binding her quilt, Giacomo was by my side making sure that at least part of his tiny little body was touching the quilt. I sat here with my glass of red wine, enjoying this last part of quilting. I love this part!
Then Giacomo saw something outside, jumped up and barked, which startled me. Yep, you guessed it.....red wine splashed all over me and the quilt. I jumped up, ran straight to the sink and started soaking it, ran to the laundry room and grabbed some Tide. After a few minutes of soaking and rubbing, it appeared to be gone.
By that time, the wine had soaked into my sweater.
I've soaked it two or three times now. The wine is still there. I think I actually see wine stains on my skin in this picture....or maybe my lens is dirty! ha ha!
Carol texted me yesterday afternoon while I was at work (she's 3 hours ahead of me) to let me know that she got it. She said she was going to start crying. You see, she was only expecting biscotti, which I
A few pics of the finished quilt.....
Excuse the horrible coloring in the pics....I have no idea what's going on with my iPhone camera. Or maybe it's just me. Actually, the good pics in this blog are the ones that my hubby took with his non-iPhone.
And here are some pics of my seester with her quilt....
Can you believe she's 50??? I think she looks pretty awesome for 50!Look at that red wine! Ha ha! Wouldn't that be funny if she spilled red wine on it, too??