I had asked her to pick the quilt motif from a few choices - something "not too girly" since it's meant to go on our bed. Though it's a little too small, but oh well...
|you can see I haven't done the binding yet. Not sure what fabric to use...I have some leftover prints, but they are pretty large print patterns for a binding. Does that matter? hmmm...|
|can you see the quilting? She used a variegated thread, but pretty good match/complement to the different fabrics|
|This is the pieced back. One time soon I will try a less fussy back. The quilter did comment that you could "almost use the back as a top". Yes, that was the look I was going for.|
Anyway, I am seriously considering getting Megan's quilt machine quilted professionally too. I am on my way to Tucson for a business trip and then again next week to Basel and Vienna. So I could finish piecing the back and drop it off next Saturday. Even with a 3 week turnaround, the odds are I wouldn't be any faster doing it myself (though I really wanted to try the circle quilting thing). My days of extra time have come to an abrupt end! At least for a few weeks. November should be quiet again, but it will be holiday crafting time by then.
RE: Funky Monkey quilt - it was well received at the shower on Saturday for all it's cuteness factor (who can resist sock monkeys?). But WOW! our church ladies include some extremely talented crafters - there were 3 other quilts that were much higher quality in terms of piecing and quilting...real knockouts!! I wish I'd taken photos of them all! Made me pretty self conscious of my puckered minky that stretched out while I was quilting it...but I'll have to live with it now! That is what I deserve for waiting until the last minute to finish it up!