Friday, April 25, 2008

How do you quilt an Elephant?

One stitch at a time!! I've been conquering the beast slowly but surely.
I'm taking all of your wonderful advise and settled for a straight stitch in the (hardest, darnedest, and most stubborn) middle section.
And winding a heart vine around the edge border. Now I"m pecking away at the binding. Then I have to finish the bed skirt and the shams, and viola! new bedding! but then, I'll have to paint the room, maybe get new carpet, redesign the headboard, maybe strip the nightstands, probably have to buy new fabric for the curtains, ahhhh, life is and endless banquet of possibilities!!
in the meantime, I whipped up a table top for my girlfriend, Brennie, her and I have been best of friends since we were in Jr High cheerleading together, (we cheered the dinosaurs it was so long ago,,,tee hee)
what could be more fitting than a friendship star? low contrast, soft colors, and sweet. Just like my Brennie!

Hope all your friendships are sweet!


QuiltedSimple said...

That is going to be one beautiful bed quilt - I cannot wait to see it completed in the room. And the friendship star is so gorgeous and classy - love the colors you pick.


Finn said...

Hi Granny Lyn, welcome back! I've missed you *VBS*
The quilt is looking wonderful and my goodness, with all tha NEW stuff you are planning, it'll be like a whole new room! Good for you!
Love the friendship star, very sweet, pretty and ever so friendly *VBS*
Hugs for a job well done! Finn

Cheryl said...

Great title to your post!! You are doing a wonderful job. How are your shoulders? When I use to quilt those big ones my shoulders would just ache!!! Nice riendship star and a very lucky friend. Thanks for visiting my way and I am going to add you to my bloglist!

Knot Garden said...

I agree, the middle section of a big quilt is a killer. You're right to take it slowly! The fabrics are lovely together. That print with the green leaves really brings the whole thing to life.

Ms Dragonfly said...

i really admire what you are able to do with quilts!