Monday, November 30, 2009

It's here!! Christmas Lights Photos

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.

Anyway - back to the quilt!!! ;) This is what it looked like when I opened it up Tuesday night. It was folded up with love can't you tell? ;) Oh lookie there are my handsome snowmen just as excited to see me as I am them!!

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!


  1. Bonnie, love the quilts! Very nice. Love the colors. Just wanted to let you know I am having a giveaway on my blog of an antique doll quilt! One week left for the drawing! Thanks, Stephanie

  2. Bonnie, I can picture you out pinning on that binding in the driveway. But hey, we do what we do. :) I think the quilting turned out fabulous and well worth the upgrade for the feathering.
    I'm sorry for your crazy week, glad to see everyone is getting better.

  3. First, let me say "Poor babies"!! My kids are 14 and 17 now, but I remember those days when they were little and both sick like that.
    Your quilt is simply beautiful and I love the little twist on the back!

  4. Beautiful, beautiful Christmas lights, Bonnie! And I don't know about you, but we always have at least one string of lights with a short in them! And with the week you just went through, it's no wonder you have a crick in your 'back' ;) and feel frazzled..haha. Poor babies, hope everyone feels better soon...and that you sweet lady can get some rest, too! Fabulous quilt and I personally love the 'Amish' zag instead of a zig!

  5. It turned out great! I even love the back twisted light string! LOL Good idea there! I just read your family blog~ sorry the kids were so sick. And.. I used to teach basket weaving!! :-o Have a great week Bonnie!

  6. Oh, Bonnie, it looks GREAT! But what an awful time it sounds like you and the little ones had last week! Ugh! I don't mind laundry, but that kind of sick laundry - yuck! Glad everyone is feeling better.

  7. :)...just beautiful Bonnie! I have kept this woman's quilting in mind for a future quilt...hoping that she will take a Canadian order. Thanks for the lovely comment about my wallhanging. I'm still thinking about the tabs on the back. I am also forging ahead on the machine quilting and the super slider really helps my quilt move along....love it!

    Have you gone to Leah's site? http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/ She really has some great tips for quilting and for my small wall hangings a great place to start! ;)


  8. Your quilt turned ot soooo wonderful!!

  9. I'm glad you like it. And I didn't even see anything wrong with that stripe on the back!! I just finished quilting another one of these Xmas Lights quilts this afternoon. I'm sure the "recipient" will love your gesture of love! ANd a belated thanks for the two people that have also sent me quilts for quilting that read about it here on your blog!

  10. Gorgeous work! Beautiful Quilt!!

  11. It's beautiful! I love the backing, too.

  12. Looks great on all counts! Well done! 8-)

  13. It's BEAUTIFUL Bonnie M!!!
    The quilting truly is spectacular - makes me sad that I wasn't around for this mystery.. = ( Everyone's quilts turned out so good!


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