Sunday, November 10, 2013

Kyle's Quilt

Kyle's quilt is finally done. It was so hard to quilt, and to be honest I was fantasizing about a better machine the entire time I was working on it. I did finally get it finished though, and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I pieced this top 8 years ago, shortly before my wedding day as a present for my husband. I didn't get it finished in time and then life got crazy so it sat in a box folded up with the back all this time. 

When I found it and decided to spread it out and take a look at it I was actually pretty disappointed in it. My skills have developed so much in the last 8 years that I don't really like the piecing anymore and I REALLY don't like the fabric. 

But for sentimental reasons I decided to go ahead and quilt it. I'm really glad I did. I think it is a good reminder of how much I have learned about quilting and how far my skills have come. I also think it is a good reminder that in 8 more years I will be an even better quilter than I am now. That's exciting to think about! 

It really isn't my style but I did give it to my husband and if nothing else it will make a nice camping quilt. As a family of 5 I have definitely learned that having a lot of blankets is important. 

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  1. I think it looks wonderful! Thank you Tara.

    1. Thank you! and your welcome, you were so patient!

  2. I just found your blog through a link from Aria Lane, and I must say I think the fabrics in this quilt are absoluteley gorgeous...such a masculine looking quilt...great job on both the quilt AND the quilting.


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