Friday, June 8, 2012

A Texas Quilt for a Brit

 I did indeed finish the Texas quilt for Miss Ru's friend who is visiting from England.  I like it.  Even though it is far from perfect.  There are lots of junctions that did not meet as they should.  Oh, well.
 I had Ruthie ask him his favorite color and after questions as to "Why?", we found that his favorite color is green.  I used this nice Kaffe Fassett along with some Connecting Threads Quilter's Candy for the backing.  I thought perhaps if he got tired of looking at western blocks the green would be a rest.

He was surprised and apparently very happy with it.  He stayed here with us for a couple of nights and is now at Perry's apartment where they are having a wonderful time doing "guy" stuff.  LOL

Tomorrow is Miss Ru's birthday celebration.  It is not her birthday until closer to the end of the month, but she has taken the whole month to celebrate and so the party is tomorrow.  Her brother and his sweet wife are hosting it at their house.  Yippee!
When I got back into my sewing room I started on this quilt.  I had the idea rattling around in my head and I needed to let it out.  I have one more row to add and then I'll think about borders or no borders.
The really strange (and extremely annoying) thing is that the string basket not only did not go down in volume but appears to have increased.  How does that happen?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and kisses,


Susie Swanson said...

Happy early birthday celebration Ms Ru..The quilt is beautiful, I'm sure he'll like it..Hope you have a nice weekend.

Karen said...

This is a great quilt for a gift. I still really love those tumblers. I will get started on them when I get home.
The strings are great, too. I think it is funny you feel there are more now than when you started! I wonder if they multiply when you are not watching?
Have fun with the birthday celebrations.

Wonky Girl said...

Your quilts look great. I think if junctions don't all match it adds charm.
Funny, my string basket runs out fast and I have to cut strips from stash. Must make more quilts too for some extra strings.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Lovely quilt! It seems a lot of things grow like that around here...........dust bunnies are one of them!

Thimbleanna said...

Its a universal truth -- scraps reproduce in the night! Your quilt looks great Elaine -- I love that spotty backing fabric too!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Elaine. Your Texas quilt turned out great and who will notice the minor imperfections with such interesting fabrics. And yeah, scraps just increase in quantity. I've never made a dent in mine!
best, nadia

Susan said...

That Texas quilt looks pretty darn perfect to me! and what a great looking backing, too. I was amazed how quickly I built a scrap pile and I love using every itty bitty piece.

Nanette Merrill said...

Great as always. The world needs more Elaines.