Monday, February 28, 2011

February Finish

The headless dinosaur strippy quilt is finished. Well, there are a few dino heads that didn't get cut off, but not for the main character, the T-rex. He shall remain headless.

It's a wonder the quilt got finished at all. My top thread shredded about 50 times while I was trying to quilt this top, and I was on the verge of throwing both the quilt and the machine right out the window. But I persevered and managed to finish it. Don't know what finally fixed the machine, I just kept fooling with things until it worked.

I like that Ebb and Flow pantograph from Willow Leaf. It's pretty easy to quilt, and it was the same shape as the dino tails, so it worked well for me.

Life has been very busy this month. We spent a week in Chicago, drove out to see our son's graduation from boot camp. His girl rode out with us from Maine, and the two of them got married over the weekend. Maybe a photo or two of those events later.

I've finished 3 more small quilt tops, I'm adding borders to 2 larger ones, and I'm in the middle of quilting a twin sized top right now, all of which you'll see eventually. Just had to get the February post done for the One Project a Month challenge.


Julie Fukuda said...

Good for you! A kid will love it heads ... tails ... or no heads and tails.

Elisabeth said...

You sure had have a busy month. Gratulations to your son, graduation from boot camp and his gettilng married :-)

I´ll think your quilt is just one of those that just worked it´s own way finnished. Things just happend :-)


LynCC said...

Wow! Boot camp graduation AND a wedding - big times in your family this month! Good for you, getting a finish in as well - and on a killer project, too. Nothing more frustrating than a thread breakage problem. I really HATE that! :P

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Busy, busy month for you. The quilt looks wonderful! Congratulations on the graduation and the wedding. I'm looking forward to pictures!

Denise said...

Congratulations to your son, sounds like you had a very busy month. Love the paper piecing, I haven't tried it yet, one of these days.