Sunday, October 4, 2009

Crazy......

....quilt, that is. This is a quilt I started several years ago, teaching the crazy quilt blocks to my club. We had more fun, ordering a kit of "fancy type" fabrics and beads, buttons, etc from a site on-line and then adding to it. I purchased a pre-printed floral fabric for the center - assembled the top and then turned it over to my sister-in-law, Alpharine (no-blogger), a master at embroidery to do the stitching and embellishments. I have included a picture of the center block - notice how she embroidered over all the printed flowers - it is absolutely beautiful!
I finished it up this weekend - just in time to complete my guild's "PhD" program.
Talk about your coincidences - I finished this up on Friday, after having it in my UFO drawer for at least 2 years, and got a call this morning that Alpharine and her husband Larry (my husband's brother) would be dropping by today and spend the night with us. Now is that perfect timing or what?
Happy Stitiching!
Teresa

11 comments:

Jackie said...

Love it and all the colors!

Thimbleanna said...

That IS perfect timing! Was your SIL happy to see it all finished???

kjquilts said...

Oh, my goodness! That is beautiful!

Carin said...

That is really very beautiful! You are lucky to have someone so talented to help.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Indeed perfect timing and you must be happy to have it finally finished. It turned out beautiful!

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Hope you all enjoyed the visit! Are you ready for Friday?! Don't forget your camera this time. Although I think you took it last year and forgot to take it out of the room!? Don't worry, I'll remind you.

The Calico Cat said...

sister in law Alpharine (LOVE THAT NAME) is what I was missing...

Lovely quilt.

Cathi said...

Wow! That is really quite stunning.

Purple Pam said...

A finished UFO? Congratulations! And a lovely finished UFO is is, too.

Goosey said...

It really is worth finishing those UFO's isn't it, I have so many that I must complete!

Jane said...

Enjoyed catching up with you and what you've been up to.. figured I'd pop into this post and let you know how lovely your CQ is. That is/was serendipitous to finish it then. I love hearing about your jaunts and traveling adventures. Take care for now!