Sunday, February 28, 2010

String of Diamonds quilt

Here is my Strings of Diamonds quilt! This was a quilt kit that Jim had bought me for Christmas, a year ago. I made the quilt top last January/February, but then put it away, thinking I would hand-quilt it. Well, that never happened, so last month when I was going thru my UFOs, I decided to go ahead and have it machine-quilted by a gal thru the local quilt shop. She does not do custom quilting, so it is an all-over design, but I like the effect. I picked it up yesterday and put the binding on right away, glad to have this off the UFO list. I love this quilt! :o) This is the first time that I have used a sheet for the back of a quilt - I picked this sheet up at the thrift shop, last summer, I think. I think it goes perfectly with the vintage feel of the quilt!

Sandie over at Crazy 'Bout Quilts is making a vintage sheet quilt, and I am sending her the pieces I had left of this sheet - it was much bigger than my finished quilt. Go check out what she is making - it is really lovely!

Jimmy went to his pre-school screening last Monday, as long as there is state funding, he will be heading to pre-school this fall, Pre-K3, it is called. I think it will be good for him, as we don't have anyone his age that he plays with, so sometimes I think he thinks that he is 12 years old, like the trio... :o)

Thanks for visiting! I hope everyone has a great Sunday!

11 comments:

Becky said...

That is absolutely one of my favorite groupings of fabrics in your quilt!! They are just beautiful. I have been anxious to see it completed and it is even more beautiful that I imagined it would be! Wow! You will be lost without Jimmy this fall....he's been your buddy! But you are right about playing with kids his age...it will be good socialization time.

Piece by Piece said...

I love your quilt Angela.
Jimmy going to school already, they grow up so fast don't they. Your right it will be good for him to socialize with children his own age.
Have a wonderful day,
Patricia

Hazel said...

I love it ,it's so pretty .I use sheets all the time as long as they are 100% cotton . a lot of people complain they are hard to hand quilt I have no problems at all hand quilting them .I like to find the plain colored ones to use in my embroidered blocks .
It's hard to believe Jimmy is old enough to attend school ,while its a welcome break for mom ,I'm sure you will miss him .

kwiltmakr said...

WOW Angela! I just love the quilt. The border fabric is super and the vintage sheet is perfect for it. What a nice hubby to buy you that kit. It turned out beautiful!

call me crazy said...

I love it Angela! Gorgeous quilt! What size is it? When our youngest started school, he was so happy to be joining the ranks of school kids I didn't even get a glance back as he marched onto the bus! LOL

Karen said...

Yesterday was the first I came across anything about vintage sheets being used in quilts. Evidently it is a popular thing with some people. Where do you find them?

Laurie said...

Beautiful! You are booking with finishing projects!

Lisa said...

Hi Angela...I LOVE that quilt!! it is gorgeous..very very pretty. I also love our faric background. Big hugs Lisa

Cornfield Quilter said...

Good Morning! I love the new quilt, of course pink is one of my most favorite colors, and your backing is so pretty. I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your quilt! It is absolutely beautiful. Everything about it!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Oh Angela! This is an absolutely LOVELY quilt! Yes...that is my word for it...."lovely"