As promised here are the photos of my quilt after quilting....... sorry I've been keeping you waiting for photos. My fault. sorry.
The box arrived last Tuesday however last week was crazy - starting on Monday with both of the twins being sick. Paul Thomas had a few episodes of diarrhea, while Olivia ran fever all day and night and vomited half a dozen times :( Thankfully I had a big store bought quilt near by all day for her to vomit into and just tossed it into the washer b/c there would have been no way to make it to the potty each time. It was a horrible day for all 3 of us last Monday. Poor babies!
We went to the doctor Tuesday with Olivia and found out that she had a big infection in her thumb that she sucks. You can read more about all that over at our family blog. Thankfully now she is doing better and it's healing.
The next few photos I took the following day outside on the driveway. Notice anything about that strip on the backing? Mmm-hmm... a mistake.
And you know what??? I knew about it the day I sewed the backing together. I was in a hurry that day to get it to the mailbox place on time and as I was sewing the 2nd snowman piece on (THE FINAL SEAM) I noticed that a part of the zig-zag was turned around backwards...
and as I noticed it I told myself, "You know what Bonnie, this quilt is called "Christmas Lights" and this my dear, is one on the back side is a stubborn strand of tangled Christmas Lights! And right now, it's just not worth the time to untangle it! :P So box it up and mail it as is already!"
Margaret Gunn over at Quilts Of Love was the one who I sent it to for quilting after I read about her special offer for introductory offer ;) and I upgraded for a low upgrading charge of $20 more and got lots of fancy feathery quilting for the borders and boy oh boy it looks wonderful!
The next 2 photos I copied from her flickr page that she took of the quilt when she gave me a sneak peak :) I didn't get around to getting the quilt trimmed and squared up until Saturday this weekend. Would you believe it was in the mid 70's here and I was back outside on the drive way in my PJ's on all fours pinning on the binding. :P Wonder if any neighbors saw me?
I'm so happy with it, and although I've not shown it to David since quilting - he's seen it along the way as I've been working on it. I know he's going to love it when he opens it up on Christmas. So that means that I'll have to work on it during the day while he's at work and the twins are napping b/c it's TOO BIG to work on behind the steering wheel while I wait in the carpool line at Nora's school. :P
Love from Texas!