Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Little pink pig is finished!

Hello everyone - Lynley here in Australia. That title sounds awful, as if I'm ready to truss it up and send it off to be made into bacon. Not so! Here it is, quilted and bound.

This well-travelled little quilt has been to Samoa and Sydney, and I finally finished the binding at the daytime quilters meeting last week. I finished it in time for show and tell - Canberra Quilters don't really go in for gasps of delight but I did get a few chuckles at the words.


No matter where I am I can still put my foot in my mouth though. I was explaining the quilt-along concept to the woman next to me and that it included adding words, and said something like "I don't like using serious words, it seems a bit silly on a quilt, so I just put this" ... she nodded politely and showed me the "faith, hope and love" she'd spent the last year beautifully appliqueing on her very very gorgeous quilt. Why do I say these things, especially to the only woman with words in a room of 90 quilters?

And here's a close-up of my dodgy quilting. As predicted, I went with straight lines in the border because I wanted it finished!

13 comments:

beth said...

you made me smile with that story about words....too funny! I love your quilt!

Sharon said...

Sounds like something I would have done *vbg* Yours is fabulous, I think the words are perfect for your quilt!

Marit said...

It's so lovely! Love the muted colors, the fun design and your quilting, too!

laura said...

Oinks, grunts, and squeals! It's great!

Tonya R said...

wheee, fun! the quilting is gorgeous. you should write up the quilts travels and how it was made for the label on the back. send me a pic to put one the website, if you'd like.

Heidi said...

love the colors and the story :-))

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVED the story (I would have done something VERY much like that ... always seems to be my style).

Wonderful little quilt!!!

ROZ said...

pink is beautiful

Sujata Shah said...

Funny! I can see me doing that too! I love the colors and pattern you chose! The quilt is beautiful!

Quiltefia said...

Don`t worry, I like it very much!! Nice colours, nice quilting!! This is fun!! Anne:-)

shellysquilts said...

Darlin quilt! Well done!

jmbmommy said...

Great quilt...I am in love with the colors, and they are not normally in my color palette. That story is THE best. I have similar experiences when I share things at my guild... SO FUNNY!

Sharon said...

Oh, this is so good! Both the quilt and your story! You did a wonderful job on this quilt. Love it! I really like your dogtooth border pointing into the quilt...different and fun!