Sunday, December 12, 2010

LAST ROW!!!

I'm sorry I haven't blogged much lately.  This KING SIZE Double Wedding Ring quilt is taking longer than I anticipated.  I'm not good at estimating how long a project will take.  People who know me, know that I'm really, really, really not good at it.  Good thing I'm not a contractor,.  I'd do a bid to build a house in a week and another bid to replace a light bulb in 6 months.  I thought I could get it done in a month, and it's taking me 2 months.  A friend of mine did one of these in 6 weeks.  I bow to her... the queen of quilts.  More about her later- she's going to quilt this monstrosity for me.



I'm ALMOST done with the top.  I thought you might like to see the progress.  My grand-dog, Cooper was visiting and helped me take the pictures.

The quilt will consist of 9 rows of 9 rings and measure about 105 inches square.

"Cooper... get off the quilt!"




At the time that these photos were taken, I was starting the 8th row.  Now, I am close to finishing the 9th row.

"Cooper... I SAID, get off the quilt!"








"I don't care how cute you are when you wag that little tail of yours..... get OFF the quilt!"


"That's it... stand right next to the quilt and get your head in the picture."
Obviously, it's not pressed and I just have it laying on the floor.  I'll do better pics when the top is done, and lots more when it's quilted.

I promised you a detailed tutorial for this and it's coming!  But the wedding is in 2 weeks, and I have out of town company coming and I still don't have the tree up.  So I'm going to have to put the tutorial off until January.  I'll be starting another one for my other son and his wife after the holidays, too.  I can take a little more time with that one (they got married 2 years ago and I'm already late).

I hope to get this to my long arm quilter tomorrow.  I'll see if she minds letting me take some pictures of that process.  I'm so excited!!!  I love this quilt ALMOST as much as I love the happy couple. :-)

 

28 comments:

Cathie said...

Sue - Absolutely beautiful! And what a cute helper you have :)

Diane H said...

Wow - your fabrics make it absolutely stunning! Great job!

Barb said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh love it!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Fantastic!!!!

pirate said...

oh my gosh, how beautiful! I know how much effort it takes to make a DWR and, in fact, I did a double take at your photograph because it looks so very similar to the one I made for my nephew. You can see a variation of the red/black/cream color scheme on my quilt's webpage.

Bec Clarke said...

Wow that has come up beautifully, I know how big that would be too, mine was only 6 x 7 and it was huge.
Well done, it will be perfect once it's quilted.

Sandy said...

It is just WONDERFUL!!! I have been anxious to see the progress- the couple will love it! and I can't wait for your tutorial...and January is fine- Have you been thinking about colors for the next one? Maybe you can guesstimate how much yardage for this....although I think a lap quilt is about my size LOL. thank you so much for sharing this and have a lovely holiday, fondly, Sandy

BusyBsewBiz said...

that is incredible! I am always in awe of those who put in such an enormous amount of work to produce such beautifully perfect things.

Carla said...

Sue that quilt looks stunning!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on making it to the last row! It's a beautiful quilt and I know a lot of work has gone into it.

Needled Mom said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

quiltmom said...

Sue,
It is a stunning quilt Sue- something that will be treasured by the happy couple-
Wedding ring quilts are gorgeous things I made a smaller one so my hat is off to you for completing a large one.
I will look forward to seeing the beautiful quilting on it.
Warmest regards,
Anna

AMKreations said...

It's beautiful! I am somewhat glad I only have children to contend with when it comes to sewing...they obey a little better and don't leave much hair behind. =)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great quilt!!!! I think Cooper has claimed it as his own.

Billie

WoolenSails said...

Love the quilt, truly beautiful
I think we are all behind and busy with the holidays, next year will be a great time to try new projects.

Debbie

Kim D. said...

Gorgeous Quilt! I'm sure the happy couple will love and cherish it.

QuiltSue said...

AB-SO-LUTR-LY STUNNING!!!!

Have your son and fiancee seen it yet? I bet they're going to be thrilled with it.

A Plain Path said...

Incredibly beautiful!! Lovely job!

Micki said...

What a gorgeous quilt! It is just beautiful! I know yu loved it when you got the last row done.
Micki

quilary said...

Love it! Fantastic! The red and black rings look brilliant - they will love it.

Judy S. said...

It's fabulous! Your color choice is awesome. Merry Christmas! (That dog of yours has good taste!)

soggibottom said...

Always good to see your amazing work Sue. Your dog love it, think you should do a doggie version :-)
:-) x x x

soggibottom said...

Happy New Year :-) x x x

Pam said...

The quilt looks great. You have done a wonderful job.

QuiltSwissy said...

I have dog helpers too. And a Grand-dog who is currently at my house for the night. And they ALL get on the quilts just like Cooper!

glen in Louisiana

Barb said...

I hope you gehttp://estheraliu.blogspot.com/2011/01/finished-afghan-garden.htmlt

Ester has a cute way to do lavenders....

Patty C. said...

Absolutely gorgeous - Wonderful work !!!

Tash said...

I am in awe - one day, I might (just might) manage something like that. In the meantime, I still have to master the log cabin :-)