Sunday, July 24, 2011

Jade's B-Day Quilt - Part 6

I got Jade's quilt finished last week, nothing like having to hand sew the binding in the heat that we have been having. I basically sat in front of the A/C unit in the evenings and stitched a bit each evening.  It's still rather warm here today but nothing like the heat we had here on Thursday where we hit 38C (100F) and with the humidex it was 49C (120F). It was just down right nasty and our window A/C units just barely could keep the humidity out, forget about cooling down the place.

Jade is coming over this evening along with a few other friends for dinner and she will be getting her quilt which I know she will love.  Here is the finished quilt.

Later this week I will have an update on the beading that I have done on the mini wall hanging and the start of a new project.

Footnote on Jade's quilt: Jade loved her quilt. I had a hard time coming up with a name for the quilt and it only came to me last week to call it "Celebration". For some reason it just seemed right. Well there really turned out to be a true celebration for Jade on her 55th birthday. Costa, her boyfriend gave her a diamond ring for her 55th birthday. They have been going out for 8 years and he finally decided to make a more serious commitment. Both he and Jade have been married before, he doesn't have any kids and Jade has 2, both grown up. Now I didn't ask when they were planning on actually getting married because I figure with Costa that may take a few more years before he will make that final commitment. So definitely a birthday worth celebrating.


Angela said...

It's turned out beautifully!

hetty said...

That quilt is beautiful! In fact, it's even better in person because I had a chance to see it last week! I love it and I love the story that goes with it.

Sand and Sunshine said...

That was a perfect binding choice. It wraps the entire quilt up beautifully.