Great Grandma's Machine

Great Grandma's Machine

the Stitches I sew soothe My Soul

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Honey, I'm Home!

I took this picture two nights ago when I finished quilting and trimming the excess. Now that it is done, I am not sure how I feel about it.  It's awfully busy and seems to have no real cohesion...maybe I'm just sick of it after one whole year of sort of working on it.  Take note of the cow on the bottom row..her name is Saggy Maggy...I put the pink for the udder in the wrong place and be darned if I was going to pick it out and fix it...ergo "Saggy Maggy".
 I laid the quilt on the bed to have a look and see what I thought of it here...not so bad but still busy....I'll put it in the quilt show we are having in September because that is mainly why I put it in the frame to quilt...just to have something in the show other than small things.  I'll probably like it better after it earns its keep and keeps me warm.

I took this picture in the hopes of being able to see the feathers in the lighter parts of the log cabins but alas you still can't see them. All that work and no one will be able to see it and ooh and aah appropriately.  oh least it can keep me warm....Cheers!

FYI...I am calling this one "Honey, I'm Home!" simply because I put a few things about Sussex that I really like.  Geese fly over our house  during their migration times, lots of covered bridges around...we've planted a variety of trees around...there are quilt blocks on the barns, lots of barns around with lots of cows, and loads of traditional churches..there's more but that'll do for now...


Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Just blame it on gravity
I'm sure Maggey will never notice.
Your quilt is stunning!

Linda H said...

Your quilt is lovely Gail. I too get tired of a project after I've been working on it for quite a while. You'll love it again after you've had a break from it for a while... Love the "local additions" - the geese, barns, cows, etc.

Jo Ferguson said...

The quilt is gorgeous. I think you've been looking at it too long. I love the story about Maggey. She adds character. You were right to leave her as is.

Colleen said...

It's beautiful Gail! This city girl didn't see anything wrong with Maggey.

Sandra White said...

I love this quilt. So interesting. I don't think it's busy at all.