First a car ride to Nebraska in Aug. for our nephew's wedding reception. From there our parents took it with them out to Utah in October for their big trip to visit everyone. While they were there it was quilted and then they brought it back to NE in early November. Then when hubby had a work trip to Iowa the end of November he took an evening jaunt over to see the folks, had some dinner, picked it up (and the Red Rail Fence, too) and eventually brought it back home to MN.
Phew! So glad it is here.
Hubby's reaction to the quilt: "Wow!....." and a pause.
Me: "Yeah, it's crazy."
Hubby: "I know, but I like it."
The kids have said it is their new favorite.
Back view--little modernness to it.
Love the b/w polka dot binding, and Lynn's loopy quilting.
Here's some of the scrappy loveliness that I used for this quilt--fabric from all sorts of projects and people.
- Pattern from "More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy" by Jo Parrott, Pg. 39-41
- Cut 1620(!!!) - 2 x 3 1/2" rectangles = 90 blocks
- 9 blocks across and 10 down.
- Spent about $3 for a yd. of b/w polka dot binding fabric because nothing else I had worked for me. The black seems to mellow it out some.
- Backing--Dot thrifted sheet and other scrap fabric (or sheets).
- Finished size: HUGE (Hubby is actually underneath the first pic of the quilt. It's too big for one person to hold up alone--and it was cold outside the day I took the pics)
- Actual dimensions: 81 1/2 inches by 90 1/2 inches