28 April 2010

At Last, At Last

I have finally finished something! This is for my sister-in-law, who is gravid and will be delivered in August. I decided not to make quilts for each niece and nephew anymore (because our family is growing faster than even I can quilt), but one for each mother. So each mother will get one quilt, and it is hers, not the baby's.

Hexagon Quilt

Hexagon Quilt
Yes, that chair is in fact one of the ugliest things ever. It is definitely improved by covering with a quilt.

And if you want to see the backing and binding, check it out. I loved the little owls.
Backing and Binding
Now I can go back to reading to avoid housework, rather than sewing to avoid housework.

12 comments:

msjvd said...

Oh Jen! That is the cutest thing ever! And... all I have to do is give birth to get one? Really? (I did promote you, remember? So... maybe?)

How about if I get a houseplant and keep it alive for more than six months?

(PS: I had to look up gravid. Yes, the implied meaning was there, but I wanted to know for certain. I thought you were saying there was potatos and gravid. Or that after he ate dinner, he gravid all over the carpet. But now I know that HE will never "gravid" anything. Thanks again for another thoughtful exercise of the mind.)

liliblogs said...

I love it!

Jessi said...

I love everything about that quilt.

My5wmd said...

You are the quilting queen. Love the pattern, love the colors. Especially love the generosity of giving all that work as a gift to others. That's real love and service.

I hate the word gravid. In my brain it means "full of fertilized eggs." Like a fish. But, I love the way words have such significance beyond their actual definition. Sometimes we have a cultural agreement on those additional meanings (e.g. shit vs. feces vs. poop), and sometimes it's just our personal experience. Fascinating.

Linz said...

I love that quilt so much it hurts!!! Great job!! Pssst - I started an experiment yesterday. It's going well. I'll post a picture of the finished top today or tomorrow. Yea! Oh - and I totally want to do that hourglass one too. Maybe we can do that design together!?!

Project Maniac said...

I really like that pattern. It's so fun, and I like you fabric selection. I have issues with fabric selection.

amy said...

It is telling that my favorite part of this post was learning a new synonym for pregnant, although, the quilt was a close second. Lovely. The owls, I agree, are particularly charming.

Dansie Family said...

so talented as always! i love love love it!

The Yoder's Four said...

Love the polka dots and the owls! Lucky sister-in-law!

Mary said...

Your quilt is SO lovely. It almost makes me want to quilt again -- almost. You have caused quite a stir with your use of gravid. With my last pregnancy the doctor had written on my chart: "elderly multigravida." Elderly? I was over 35 not over 70. Advanced maternal age sounds a bit nicer for some reason.

Pots and Pins said...

I like that idea to give the quilt to the mom and not the baby - wish you'd said it SOONER!!! Like 20 years ago! Oh well...at least my sibs aren't having babies any more - and I'm going to employ this idea when the nieces and nephews start to have kids...it will save me so much time - more quilting for me! I also love your quilt - it's adorable and the binding is perfect! xo, Nan

Brittany said...

Wow! That looks great! I do all kinds of things to avoid housework too, but it always seems to catch up to me.