Finally a post about quilting!!!!
My husband's great aunt lives next door to us. The house we live in had been his grandparents'; his grandmother and his great aunt were sisters. When Erin was born, we started to refer to his aunt as Grammy Dot. She has always been like a Grammy to our kids and always helped out watching them when she could, keeping an eye on the cats when we go away (she strongly dislikes cats by the way) and all of those other things a Grammy does.
Earlier this summer, she asked me if I could put some more quilting on a 'quilt' she bought at the department store. Well I think you all know the answer to that one. I told her that the fabric was too loose and it would get all bunchy and I didn't know if it would tear in the machine. So I told her to send it back and I'd make her one.
As you can see she has two twin beds pushed together (her husband passed away 10 years ago) and she wanted it to long enough from side to side that it was down to the bottom of the mattress/top of the bed frame. She wanted it bright and colorful, but not with a lot of blue (she isn't much of a blue person). Low and behold, I had this Turning 30, Again in my unfinished tops box. I call it a Turning 30 since I used 30 Fat Quarters. My girlfriend Donna quilted it on her Milli.......... I think she did a fantastic job. It was my idea to put the mums in some of the larger squares and I think they turned out lovely.
The quilt is 94x110 - she has it turned on its side. Tomorrow is her birthday and I just couldn't wait to give it to her. I still have to make a label for it but I figure I can do that any time.
I am estimating that I busted about 19 yards of stash on this one.... I know the FQs alone totalled 17.5 yards. Nineteen down......... a gazillion more to go!!!!