Saturday, October 10, 2009

Mystery Quilt/Summer Challenge 2009 FINISHED!!

OMG, OMFG!!! I can't believe that I am actually finished! This is the QUICKEST I have EVER put a quilt together from start to finish. I'm so proud of myself!

I have to say, I wasn't all that keen on it. Mystery quilts do that. You don't know what the end result is so you can't really place your fabs where you want them. Would I have done it differently; uh, yea! (How does one spell that word???).

I used variegated threads and the stippling really made me fall in love with it. I LOVE IT!! Amu insisted that I use green for the binding but I had a huge chunk of green on the backing and did not like the idea. Plus, I already made the binding of the main floral fabric and the mustard before I even started quilting it! I LOVE the way it looks for the backing. Now, I have TWO quilts in one! I used all the leftover blocks from cutting off the ends of this block. I ended up with little pinwheels and just love the creativeness of it all!!

The binding took me two days. I thought I was gonna die yesterday with the never ending-ness of it! I neglected house and home and Ali was REALLY bummed with me. Not sure what that was all about. He wanted to do something with me. I said we were watching a nice movie together (while I was sewing the binding on) but now the jealousy of quilts has bit him too! Dad holds the #1 spot. I did manage to cook breakfast for the kids and then again for my hubby. Then, while busy with the binding; I managed to cook lunch for the kids. Hubby did not want to eat. I also cleaned the downstairs bathroom and vacuumed so I guess, if you really look at it; I did not, not, not neglect house and home. YEAH!!!

And here is the quilt folded up and of course, my biggest fan, Uki. Awwww, how sweet!!! You can see in the middle how the binding changes. It measures 67"x84". Big. Amal has claimed it!

Now, off to deliver it and it will be submitted to be judged and displayed at the October Muscat Quilt Guild General Meeting.

Next on the list: Ali's book cover (bless him, he has been waiting so long!) and put the binding on my Boo Quilt so we can use it this month!


Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique said...

ITs beautiful Alia
Good job on finishing the quilt and looking after your family you are SUPER MUM

nima said...

wow...that looks awesome Alia...

I'm sure you are a super mom.

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Well done Alia (((((hugs)))))) way to go and in record time I might add. and a big congrats to Amal on her score!

Alia said...

Thank you ladies. I am so pleased with myself. I look forward to it's exhibition at month's end. The kid's were impressed although Ali was a big put off Friday. He usually keeps himself busy but was off that day and took it out on me and my poor little quilt!!

Mayya: So sorry to hear about paypal. I did not encounter this as I never set up shop but had an account in the US.

Isra: How are the noses and I feel the hugs, thanks!!

Hope to see you all soon!