Jan 20, 2012

This is what crazy looks like

Set the scene: 
10pm on a Thursday night. Lady in polar bear jammie pants and a cardigan, fresh from watching Grey's Anatomy, eyes probably a little puffy from the tears.
Outside taking pictures of a quilt top cause she was to lazy to do it when she got home from work. 
Even more fun bonus to this crazy. The lady across the street who happens to work at my top secret 007 job, was getting home from work. Awesome. Hopefully she'll keep this one to herself.
I'm pretty sure no one would get taking pictures of a "blanket"
 So here it is folks. The tumbler quilt I was talking about the other day with the modifications. After seeing it hanging on the clothes line I decided it just wasn't a very cuddle worthy size. See my Hubs is very tall and broad and since I wanted to use this on the couch it's not fair to make a quilt only H and I could use. I went upstairs and started looking around for something suitable. Then it hit me I had 4 half yards that I picked up for eight dollars. I cut them 2.5in wide and sewed them to the sides. 

 I never thought to add borders to just a side and had hoped with both fingers crossed it would add the width I needed with out looking weird and I think it did just that. As a matter of fact I'm really loving the framed off sides and the top and bottom are left open. 

 As for the finished size it winds up at 60 by 75. 
Where as before it was like 44 by 75. 
I'm not sure what I was doing when I laid this out to make it such and interesting size. 
And as I look at this quilt it's making me think of the couple cobblestone streets we have in town. 
I think I'm going to refer to this one as cobblestone from now on.

Happy Friday!
I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts

P.S. I know this is technically a finish but it is a finished top which is what I'm trying to accomplish in the first six month of this year. I'm going to outline quilt this around the tumblers and straight line quilt down the sides.


Josie McRazie said...

well done! Keep up the great work!

Fignie said...

Beautiful! And Love that you made sure it would "fit" -- I am not even attempting that in my home :) He gets the store bought blankies :)

Mrs.Pickles said...

too funny that you went outside at night to take pictures! Sounds like something I would do...i even own polar bear jammie bottoms...lol GREAT looking quilt top!!

Margaret said...

Love this quilt top. I consider any top that is totally pieced a finish. If I actually get it quilted and bound then it is a finished project. It is all in the interpretation. Nice job.