Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Pensive Quilt Finished!

This is a real honest to goodness, binding on and everything, finish!  Happy dance!

About a year ago Tonya started a bunch of us making string quilts from 1-1/5 inch strips.  I made the center fairly quickly.  The top was quilted in January...and now in July I finally got the biding sewn on.  It was a slow quilt but it is now a Finished Quilt!

I love the backing.  It was printed for the Victoria and Albert Museum.  I found it in the overrun/seconds section and paid less than $3 a yard for it.  And I love it!  It was the only fabric I bought for this quilt.  The rest was from the string or scrap bins.  Amazingly the bins are all still full...

I did have another finish.  I made a small quilt for the Alzheimer's Quilt Initiative.

But instead of sending them the quilt I am going to be sending them a check.  The electrician that worked on my house after it was hit by lightning saw it the quilt while I was working on it and liked the piece.  Well he was by again to fix one more outlet and asked if it was finished.  He had gone to the site and read up about AQI and made me an offer for the quilt.  How fun is that.  Now he would like a bed size and we are talking bartering...maybe those lights I want changed out in kitchen....this could work!

In the meantime I want to finish the green quilt and send that in the AQI....

27 comments:

Paula TheQuilter said...

I love bartering! I 'sold' several quilts that way. Take him up on his offer because a good electrician is hard to find.

Amish Stories said...

Lots of colors here, well done!. Richard

Gypsy Quilter said...

Whatever vitamins your taking to get all of this great stuff done, please pass along the brand name. I'm going to start taking them twice a day! Lovely finish. Even lovelier Alzheimer project. When he gets done with your kitchen, perhaps he and I can talk about my exterior lights. Bartering is the way to go.

Tim Latimer said...

I need an electrician...and I have lots of quilts! can you send him my way when he finishes your work?

Love that colorful quilt!

Tim Latimer said...

I need an electrician...and I have lots of quilts! can you send him my way when he finishes your work?

Love that colorful quilt!

Kay said...

Love the strip quilt!!

Nifty Quilts said...

Happy dancing with you! Loving both of your new quilts, and your idea of bartering with the electrician. Ba-da-boom!

Janet O. said...

Wow, that string quilt boggles my mind. I could MAYBE do a mini of pieces that small, but never a large quilt. I am not patient enough. But you did a wonderful job and it is a great quilt!
You electrician has great taste! : )

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

YIPPEE.....A FINISH!!! I. LIKE.

Merilyn said...

A true patchwork quilt, how wonderful to have it finished!!!! I had a chuckle about your electrician! You should have seen that one coming LOL!!! He is one clever man!!!! Can't wait to see what you two get organised with the quilting and the lighting!!!!!

pcflamingo said...

I recently made two nearly-twin size string quilts and my string bins are still full! I think they are breeding in there while my back is turned.

Kathie said...

He is an electrician to keep!
I LOVE this string quilt it just makes me smile...
love the border treatment :) and the backing fabric is wonderful....think this may be my favorite quilt you have made. after all its all about the fabrics right?
Kathie

Celia Gibson said...

Like the way the String quilt turned out.

judith lockhart said...

Your Pensive quilt looks great and finished binding always brings a smile, doesn't it? Your little quilt is very eye catching also!

Michelle said...

Your quilt looks great! I'm just barely starting my own.

Sue SA said...

I think your sparky is getting the better deal for a whole bed quilt!

The Civil War Quilter said...

Love your scrappy string quilt. Isn't it amazing how no matter how many scraps we use our bins stay full? I even give bags of them away and I still have overflowing bins!

Clare said...

Wonderful finish. Mine is still waiting to be basted.Not looking forward to that at all!

Wonderful idea for AAQI.

scraphappy said...

Beautiful! Congratulations on both finishes.

Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo, happy happy quilt is finished!!! it's wonderful! glad you're little quilt is going to a good home AND helping AAQI at the same time.

judy crumpler said...

A+A+& barter is good......

judy crumpler said...

A+A+& barter is good......

judy crumpler said...

A+A+& barter is good......

Purple Pam said...

Love your Legos quilt. I am still making blocks, but am not in a hurry with them. They are fun to make and I am enjoying the journey.

Barter with that electrician. Wow! What a great story. Wish I could find an electricial like that. Actually, we have a young friend who is an electrician. I give him homemade Toll House Chocolate Chip cookies when he comes over!

cityquilter grace said...

that's the thing about scraps, they never seem to get used up despite all our herculean efforts! nice quilt and what an electrician!

Janet said...

We've been known for bartering occassionally, it works well. The string quilt looks amazing and I love your AQI quilt, now wonder it was snapped up.

claire witherspoon said...

love the scrappy quilt! Very colorful and fun, the best kind! Congrates on your Sale too. what fun! cheers, Claire W.