Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mystery Quilt Belongs to Michelle!!

For the past few weeks I have been working on a quilt called "Figgy Pudding," a MODA pattern using the Basic Grey fabric line for my niece Michelle's birthday, which is today.  I couldn't talk about it because she reads my blog and I didn't want to give away the secret.

About 18 months ago, Michelle showed me a pattern that she really loved and wanted to make - except she doesn't quilt - yet, that is!!!  So, when I found the quilt in a kit, I gave her the kit for her birthday last year.  Well, I have a reputation around my family going back about, oh, 40 years, and the rep is that if I make your gift, you will never get it in its complete form ON your birthday, or Christmas or Mother's Day or whatever occasion it happens to be, but you may get it all completed in oh, a year or two or three later.

Now, that was the old me, well at least for the most part.  Now I try really hard to finish what I start and finish it in a timely manner.  So it was a HUGE surprise for Michelle at her birthday party tonight to get her quilt completely finished - label and all!!
Sue, over at Summit Creek Quilts picked the best pattern in the world for this quilt.  Its called Christmas Trees 3 and it mimics the trees in the quilt!!  If you click on the picture you can see the darling quilting pattern!!  Cute, cute, cute, cute, cute!!

Michelle loved it!!!


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very, very, very nice quilt! I love this line of fabrics, too. How wonderful of you, I am so sure she was full of glee. Great finish.

Carol G said...

Wow, don't you feel proud. A quilt from you ON a birthday! The quilt is great and I applaud your on-time finish.