Saturday, May 03, 2008

Middle Man's Quilt finished

I have been puttering away with the hand-sewing on this quilt's binding for a few weeks now. It's mundane & boring, and uninspiring or else it may have been finished sooner. It's for my 3 year old's new twin bed. The above picture is the quilt's back, which is mostly the polar bear fabric, and a few diesel train squares. These fabrics (ie., trains & polar bears) were his choice. The challenge was for me to make them into a semi-cohesive quilt.
I really hate the machine quilting. I had someone do it for me. She didn't really say that there'd be stars EVERYWHERE, which bugs me. I also had hoped that the antique trains on the front that I painstakingly framed out would be quilted nicer - like perhaps to show them off better, and not just have those stupid stars all over them. Frusterating!...
The quilt will work; my son does like it. So I cannot complain too much. It is a project that is DONE.
It was hard to get a picture of the entire quilt - poor lighting, the bed is not in his room yet & the little sister really wanted to be on it!! Over on my other family blog are a couple other pictures of the back of the quilt - they include pictures of our family's newest addition(s) - go see!! We got 2 cats this week -

3 comments:

Janey said...

The quilt came out great, and that's to bad about the quilting. It's a shame she didn't quilt some motif using the train theme. It still looks nice and snuggly and hopefully it won't frustrate you to the point of not being able to enjoy it.

The Calico Cat said...

Cute - that reminds me of the train quilt that is on my to do list for my dad.

katelnorth said...

I made a quilt for my little man with that track fabric in it - didn't think to use it as a single track border, though - good idea.