12/4/12

Finished!


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This evening I finished hand sewing the binding for the Bow Tie Bonanza quilt.


Wanna see it?


Sorry about the terrible lighting.  If I wait until I can take it outside in the sunshine, it might be May of next year before you see it.

Here's a closer shot of the quilting from the top:



Here's how it looks from the back:



I'm glad to have it finished.  I'll be snuggling up under it in the mornings while I do my embroidery.  I am grateful to the members of the We Bee Learning Block Bee for their hard work on the blocks for this quilt.  They did a good job, don't you think?

And now, wanna see what a bad cat looks like?  (Warning:  Rodents ahead.)



Yes, that is our family room carpet.  Yes, it's the latest of Smitty's gifts.  I blurred it so you wouldn't have to see what I saw.  That's our Schmidthead. What a guy.

22 comments from clever and witty friends:

Vicki W said...

What a sweet quilt!

Karin said...

Your bowtie quilt turned out great - I love the orange binding with it.
And LOL on Smitty - he loves you!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

He projects an aura of confidence and accomplishment. Sort of a "where's my medal?" look.

Quilting Babcia said...

Aww, Smitty just wanted to congratulate you on your finish in the best way he knows how! I once had a phone interview for a job and our cat was chasing a mole through the living room ... The new back door does not include a kitty door.

Quilting Babcia said...

The bow-tie quilt turned out great, BTW!

Kirsty said...

Love the quilt! Not loving that 'present' from Smitty so much. Is that a normal-sized rodent? Seems large to me!

Lyndsey said...

That quilt is beautiful. What a hard working cat you have. I bet he's like ours and catches them outside and brings them in as proof of his hard work and dedication to duty.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love your bow-tie quilt - I know how long that straight line quilting takes!! And my sweet Bella brings me mice and Moe brings me birds - double whammie!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

The orange binding really sets it off! My little one brought a mouse to me last night but fortunately it was A) dead and b) outside. At least he wasn't eating it on your carpet, that would be terrible.

Melissa said...

i love the diamonds created by the quilting!

Diane Wild said...

Lucky you. A finished quilt and gifts from your favorite hairball. Life is never dull with our fur children. Love your quilt, by the way.

Denise :) said...

I *LOVE* this! I especially love the polka dot border fabric. Barbara, it's simply wonderful! :)

Jodi said...

Oh, very nice!! Not a nice surprise, tho, from Smitty - ha!

Lis said...

I'm usually not an orange person but you make this quilt just pop right out of the computer. LOVE IT!

Rachel said...

Quilt looks awesome! Smitty was just trying to reward you...LOL...

Teresa in Music City said...

Hooray!!! Great job and a great finish! I know how good it feels to get one quilted and really, truly DONE! I need to put a schedule in place next year to help me get some of mine done too :*)

And as for Mr. Schmidthead..... even when he's bad he's good! :#D

Linda in Calif. said...

Orange is just the best color for the binding on this quilt. It really sets off the whole quilt. I really love it. And yep, kitties will do things like that - what a good little mouser!

Kate said...

Very pretty! Congrats on the finish.

Poor Smitty, he thinks he's done so well.

Angel and Kirby said...

I love how you have quilted it!

Patricia said...

Great finish! Love the orange binding.

Junebug613 said...

I love how the quilt turned out! That binding just adds some extra pop to it! I guess at least Smitty is bringing you the whole mouse and you're not getting the regurgitated version in the house. Bob used to leave the carcasses outside then barf up the insides in the house. He's still missing and I'd actually love to see regurgitated mouse bits, if it meant he were home.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Years ago, when I was just learning how to quilt, I made a bow tie quilt for my inlaws. I'd never heard of y seams, but, I figured them out. If I'd known that y seams were difficult, I never would have made the quilt. Stupidity can be freeing sometimes. Lovely quilt and colors you chose. BAD Smitty! NOT on the new carpet!!!!