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Friday, October 19, 2012

Surprise Anniversary Gift


This summer, I found these cool University of Kentucky fabrics
online at Hancock.
I bought half a yard of all 4 pieces and started searching online
for some inspiration.



It did not take long to come across the wonky star quilt pattern.
I have never done a quilt pattern that required so much 
cutting and measuring.


This was going to be my quilting project while the kids were in school.
But it was also going to be a surprise for the biggest UK fan in my life.
A surprise that I was going to try and keep hidden till December 20.
I was able to keep it hidden for 3 months.  But once I put it
on the quilting frame, it was no longer a secret.




I enjoy hand quilting very much.
I joked with an old friend telling her that I get restless hand
syndrome when I am not working on something.



Two birthdays ago, Larry Denzil bought me this quilting frame.
Last week was the first time I had a quilt on it.  
I must say, this is by far the best birthday gift ever!


I was able to quilt this entire quilt, about a full size, in less than
a week.


Yes, I am a dork!  I staged it.


This is also the first time I have ever used black backing.


I love how the stars show up on the black fabric.


All quilted and bound, Larry Denzil now has a quilt to wrap up in
while watching his Beloved UK basketball.





Even though it is only October,
Happy 16th Anniversary Larry Denzil.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should totally move to Utah so you can teach me how to quilt. Although, I think it really is an innate talent to be as good as you are, not so much a learned skill. I wish I had your talent and patience.
JoJuan