Friday, September 24, 2010

Champagne and Roses

September has really been a lost month for me. Most of the things I wanted to accomplish just didn't get done. Maybe I needed a little change from my routine. On Monday I go back to work for several months, so it's unlikely I'll catch up now; but in the grand scheme of things, I guess it doesn't really matter so much.

I haven't had the time to be on the computer either, so I haven't posted for a little while, nor have I been able to keep up with my reading. There are only so many hours in the day. I swear I don't know how other people get it all done.

I finished the Champagne quilt this morning, quilted, bound, labeled, boxed, and gift wrapped, ready for the trip southward. The quilt finished at 99" square and used about 20 yards of fabric. What a great scrap buster this was. All of the fabric for the top and the binding came from the scrap bag, except for three fat quarters, and I didn't really need to add those.

When I finished the quilt, I seriously thought about keeping it because I liked it so much. Ever do that, make a quilt for someone and then change your mind? So I've started cutting for another one to keep, but it won't be done anytime soon.

14 comments:

Candace said...

Wow, I'm envious of Courtney and Darius, that is one lovely quilt. I don't blame you for making another for yourself.

Exuberant Color said...

I have done that before, wanted to keep the quilt instead of giving it. That is a real beauty so I can see why you want one for yourself.

quiltmom said...

Sue,
this is a really elegant quilt-Usually, I am a great lover of color. Your two tone quilt is quite breath taking with such gentle tones. I am sure is going to be treasured by your niece and nephew.
Hope you do get some time to quilt and make one for yourself. Yes, I have made a couple of quilts that were hard to part with but maybe some day I will make them again-
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

What a lovely quilt! I can see why you felt like keeping it. You label is also beautiful.

Stephanie D. said...

It's stunning, Sue! Southward, huh? Maybe it will take a permanent detour through North Carolina....

LC said...

Very nice and it is easy to see why you would like to keep it. I thing that those make the best gifts... part of your heart goes into the box with it!

Denise said...

That quilt looks beautiful, I agree with you a lot of times I finish a quilt and want to keep it. They will love it! I don't work outside the home and still don't get everything done :0)

Purple Pam said...

What a beautiful quilt. I have admired it in all its stages. But this stage is the best. That is a wonderful label. I think the label is a treasure all by itself. Great job!

FeatherDuster said...

Beautiful quilt :)

Elisabeth said...

What a lovely quilt you made for them! It is so beautiful!! And a sweet greeting for the married one :-)

Elisabeth

Barb D said...

Sue, the quilt is spectacular and the label is exquisite!! I know I would have had a hard time parting with this quilt! So glad you decided to make another for yourself!

Judy S. said...

You have created a beautiful heirloom, Sue. What a lucky couple to have such a nice auntie! Am glad you're making another one for yourself! It's lovely.

Shari said...

So elegant and charming and a perfect name for it. I hope Courtney and Darius have sweet dreams sleeping under it and a wonderful life together...

Margo in Maine said...

What a blessing you will be to this young couple...a treasure for them for years to come....it is absolutely stunning...and your label is exquisite!!! WOW you had a special touch on this one...but then you always do...