Saturday, March 21, 2009

Elijah's Quilt - DONE!


This is a work of art.....a beauty to behold....and wonder in and of itself.....you may ask, huh? You see, this is an EMPTY project box. Now in my sewing room, an empty project box means just one thing - I finished something, and by tonight I can assure you, there will be something else in that box. But for now - isn't it lovely?
And what did I finish?? Elijah's quilt! Now he will not receive it until I have a chance to show it off to my friends and my guild, but maybe someday I will let him have it and take a picture of him on it. For now, it is mine to cuddle with.

The pattern is by Quilt Soup and is called Smooth Sailing. These patterns are fun to do and include a soup recipe. In honor of completing the quilt, I made the soup, which is Navy Bean Soup. It called for Hamhocks, which my store did not have, so I just used some ham slices. Hubby made his famous cornbread, and it was GRRRRRReat!

And lest you think I am not working hard on my PhD, I completed the March Redwork block at 1:45am this morning. Ah, the sleepless hours
and time involved in earning a degree.
Hope you all have a lovely day. I plan to spend mine doing some more work in the yard and hopefully I will have some pictures to show you by tomorrow of my efforts out there.

24 comments:

Suzy said...

The quilt is absolutely adorable! You did a great job! Congrats on the completion. :o)

AverettLadyNana said...

Love the quilt. It's beautiful. You did a great job! Lucky little one!!!

Cathi said...

YYYYaaaaayyyy!!! Maybe you could the "Christmas Wish" stitchery in that box LOL. Seriously, congratulations!

Gnomemade said...

It's adorable. I'm sure he's going to love it! Congrats on an empty box - I just seem to fill more up around here!

em's scrapbag said...

A finish that is most wonderful! And the quilt is adorable. Your soup and cornbread made me hungry. Looks so yummy.

Jackie said...

The quilt is fantastic! It's just SO cute!

*karendianne. said...

You are absolutely outstanding! Just looking at the finished piece made me smile, smile, smile. And looking and that empty box made happy for YOU! Congrats.

Yeah, you Rock!

Salem Stitcher said...

That is just the cutest quilt! Congrats on getting it done!

Floss said...

Love the quilt, I think the ducks are adorable

Lindah said...

Smooth Sailing turned out so absolutely cute! Great job!

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

I love your Elijah's quilt, it's very warm and happy!

Belvie said...

That quilt just too cute!! Doesn't it feel good to have an empty box?...and now you can quickly refill it.

Navy bean soup...Mmmmm! We enjoy that during the cold months along with a pan of cornbread.

Quilt Hollow said...

Great quilt! I could easily see why you would hang on to it for a bit! Show and share you must!!

Darlene said...

Elijah's quilt is done - woohoo! It's adorable.

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations Teresa -- it's adorable!!!

Rose Marie said...

Have you filled the box yet? Doesn't it feel wonderful to have completed that sweet quilt and good luck with your challenge!

Kathy said...

What a darling quilt! That is one lucky kid.

Doesn't it feel so good to finish a project?

ROZ said...

Well, isn't that the most fun quilt!

Linda said...

Oh....TOO CUTE! I love it. You did a great job. I'm going to have to look for this one. It's so nice to have a completed project. You need to cuddle with this one for a few days at least! That recipe sounds good too! Way to go...hugs, Linda

Linda said...

BTW, your redwork is lovely too. Hugs, Linda

Carol said...

That is just soooo cute. I love it. And there is nothing better than navy bean soup with cornbread. One of my favorite meals. Now I'm hungry.

Cris said...

It is a lovely quilt

kjquilts said...

LOVE this quilt! So cute!

KCQuilter said...

Oh, that little duckie quilt is one of my favorites!!! Great job. And how funny that you're having beans and cornbread..I fixed beans with a hambone I'd had in the freezer since Christmas and some yummy cornbread on Wednesday! Great minds think alike.