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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pink Black and White Bee Quilt

I'm doing the Happy Dance! "" It's done! It's done! "" Gee, wish you could see me dance - just imagine yourself when you finally, FINALLY finish something that has been hanging around for years!

Well, I finally got all the borders on the
Pink, Black and White Bee quilt - from 2006! This was a block swap that my Thursday bee, the Material Girls, did. I love all the blocks and can see each lady in each of the blocks that they chose to make...!
But, oh my goodness! My quilt came out so SO much bigger than I had planned!! It's a big 87 x 123 inches!! and it was supposed to fit a twin size bed!! oh well, Texas, everything is big in Texas (( grin ))
Here it is,, waving in the wind!
pink black and white

24 blocks, 5 individual borders and corner blocks. I put sashing around all the blocks to make them stand out,, guess I didn't have to go so wide ( quilt wouldn't have been so big! ) but I think that this helps each block to really stand out on it's own. I am happy with the borders too,,, they finish and frame the quilt but don't take away from the blocks. Ok, more dancing... (( I'm done, I'm done ))

I did have trouble hanging it, though,, I don't have any place really tall that has hanging thingys.. so this is hanging off the guttering around the porch, and it still is dragging the ground! Gee, wonder if dear husband would put hangy thingys up on the fireplace outside ??? and maybe something like a pully that I could use to get the quilts up there,,, no ,,,, probably not.....

A word to the wise,,,,Don't make a quilt so big that you have trouble displaying it! I finally had to lay it out in the grass.. (( I had to make sure that there were no four-legged beastie surprises in the grass before I laid it out )) !!!

pink black and white

The bottom corner square is the title square for the quilt -- Material Girls Tickle Me Pink Block Swap August 2006.

See why I'm doing the happy dance!?!?!? Three 3 three 3 years to get this done!!

but it still ain't quilted....



5 comments:

jillquilts said...

Congrats on your finish!! A BIG congrats! That is a gorgeous quilt!!

Julie said...

It is very beautiful!! Now quilt it by checkbook and truly be finished with it. LOL

Mel said...

It is beautiful. I love the idea of framing each one and how you did it. Love the border too. I might have to try that one in the future. How are you going to quilt it?

Babs Schmidt said...

That turned out great! Now you are making me want to do something with my P/B/W blocks that I've had since 2003...

tirane93 said...

that came out SUPER!

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