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Friday, January 20, 2012
Leftovers is a Quilt!...and FNSI
The actual name of this quilt is "They Aren't Leftovers Until Everyone Is Finished Eating" but I call it Leftovers for short. I love my version just as much, well maybe even more, than the original that I saw on Lori from Humble Quilts blog! As soon as I saw her quilt I knew that it would be perfect for my son, Adam. We will be delivering it to him tomorrow when we see him for his family birthday celebration.
Pardon the shadow across the top!
I tried to take a picture of it hanging...
Leftovers finished at 79" x 94" and is quilted in a meander design using off-white thread and wow it lost a couple inches both ways with the quilting. There are a couple toe-catchers but I can live with them and I know Adam can too. I might not get an award for the quilting but I certainly would win first place if it was judged by how much love went into it! I hope he wears it out and then asks me to make him another quilt to replace it. We all wish long, happy and healthy lives for our children! I used a black/gray/tan/gold paisley for the backing as well as the extra 10 blocks leftover from the front and a piece of tan fabric to fill in the extra spaces. I also used the same paisley fabric for the binding.
I am hoping that when our basement is finished that I will have a much better place for displaying my quilts for photographing. Currently, I lay them out on the hall floor then stand on the staircase - hang over the railing - and try to get a picture.
Tonight is Friday Night Sew-In and I plan on participating..I am going to work on my Orca Bay quilt top. Hop on over to Crafty Vegas Mom's blog to sign up.