Thursday, December 18, 2008

A totally non book related post...


....and I know there aren't many of them... But I wanted to share the other thing I love (almost) as much as reading. And that is quilting.

Ignore the date on the photo - I did just finish it this week. (Apparently if you change the batteries in the camera you're expected to change the date and time as well...) And the colour is a bit off - it's actually darker. (Hint - do not shoot into direct sunlight)

So my dear husband complains that everyone else has been a beneficiary of a quilt but him. So this is his very own couch quilt and he'll be toasty when he falls asleep in front of the television. He totally avoids the sewing room, so it should be a surprise on Christmas Day!

14 comments:

Jo-Jo said...

That is beautiful. I haven't crocheted for awhile, but when I was an avid crocheter I was always making things for family members, except for my husband. So that was always his complaint also..."When do I get mine?" lol

bermudaonion said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Your hubby won't be surprised if he reads your blog.

Dar said...

Luanne, it's absolutely beautiful! I've often thought of getting into quilting but with the knitting and crocheting I'm not sure I should.

Serena said...

what a gorgeous quilt. how long does that take you? I've never quilted.

Luanne said...

Bermudaonion - thank you!He rarely reads it, so it should still be a surprise!

Dar - thank you! And I was thinking of starting to knit!

Serena - thank you! I puttered on this one. I cut it out in August and took my time.

Red lady-Bonnie said...

What a beautiful quilt and a wonderful gift for your husband!
I hope that you post pics of more of your quilts!

Anna said...

That's absolutely gorgeous! You're very talented. I've always admired quilts, and I'd love to learn how to make them some day.

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Luanne said...

Jo-Jo - thanks! There was a crocheted throw on the couch, but it was smaller and he's kind of a big guy so it never really covered him!

Red Lady Bonnie - thank you! More pics? At the rate I'm going it will be next Christmas before I finsih another one!

Anna - thank you! My grandmothers taught me to sew at a young age and I've always loved fondling fabric!!

bkclubcare said...

it's beautiful!

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

Holy cow, Luanne, that is absolutely gorgeous!! I've always wanted to quilt (even have all the equipment to do so), but just never quite got the hang of it.

I'd love to be able to make lap quilts out of my kid's baby clothes someday.

You do beautiful work!

Luanne said...

bkclubcare - Thank you!

Michele - I think that would be a great idea. When they were older, youcould tell stories based on memories of a bit of cloth.

Wrighty - said...

It's so beautiful! He will love it and be so surprised. I love to do crafts, draw and paint. I made my kids a baby quilt a long time ago and have everything to make mine but haven't finished it. Someday. A friend of mine had her only child graduate last year and she made him a quilt out of all of his favorite T-shirts. I always thought that was the coolest idea. I would love to do that for my kids.

J. Kaye Oldner said...

That is so sweet of you! You are one talented lady! I just love it. :)

Anonymous said...

It is just awesome!
In fact.... he is asleep with it right now!!
Love ya mom!

Ayden