Monday, April 30, 2012

Are You Kidding?

There's No Place Like Home is what I decided to call hanna's 1st Year Miami of Ohio quilt.   I actually have another quilt by that name, but so what, it works on this one too.

It measures 45 X 58" - not very big, but then neither is she~


Close up of the quilting-


Here is an outdoor shot which shows the quilting well.


 And the back



I used a variegated thread of light pink, medium pink and red.  I really like it.  It softened the red and wasn't too stark on the white.  I used solid red for the cables on the border.



Here is the label.  I attached it so it looked like a "M" for Miami.



The backing is 2 different pink.  This first one is a vintage 1970's with quotes from "Laugh In" a comedy show that I used to love.


The other fabric is a breast cancer fabric with the words mother, daughter, sister, friend, etc.


The reason I titled this post "Are You Kidding' is because I had finished all the quilting when I realized that I had the backing upside down - seriously?  I just had to laugh at myself.

We're off tomorrow at o-dark hundred to get Hanna home.   Hanna asked me to bring the quilt to school as she's dying to finally see it.  What a sweet girl!


29 comments:

  1. How Beautiful!
    The quilting came out just perfectly to compliment the lovely houses.
    Have you washed it already to accent the quilting? Congratulations on another gorgeous quilt sure to be a loved addition to your daughters collection from you. And of course there is NO PLACE LIKE HOME :0)

    Happy Sewing

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  2. I love the red and white house quilt! Just gorgeous!! Hanna's a lucky girl.

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  3. Looking groovy my friend! Congratulations.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love the name too. You finished that one fast, Barb!
    The backing...ha ha..I love it!
    Enjoy your ride there and back.

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  5. That is so funny about the backing being upside down! She will love this quilt!

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  6. Lucky girl!! I'm sure she will treasure it for forever and ever!!

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  7. Love it Barb! Hanna is a very lucky girl :-)

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  8. It looks wonderful. Love the label and the backing!!! Think this is such a great idea great quilt. Oh your so lucky she is coming home already!
    Safe trip
    Kathie

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  9. Love it..love the story that goes with it for quilt name. She is a lucky girl.

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  10. Your daughter will love what you've created for her. Your quilting is beautiful.

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  11. It's gorgeous Barb! Love it!

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  12. I certainly think the title should be Are You Kidding that you have that quilt done already??? Congratulations -- it looks great! Have fun bringing your baby home -- and drive safely!

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  13. The quilt is all over fabulous!! Love the quilting in the border. I am sure your daughter will be thrilled. Have a safe trip.

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  14. I LOVE how you have quilted this. The cable in the border is marvelous!! Your outdoor picture is wonderful. This quilt went quickly from start to finish. That made me smile about the backing :0)

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  15. Awesome mom. Great quilt. What more can I say

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  16. Sock it to me!!! That quilt is fantastic!! Love the red and white!! The quilting is so perfect for the pattern. The backing fabrics are so much fun. Your daughter is going to treasure this quilt forever and a day!!

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  17. I have done that upside down backing trick too and not noticed until the end. Seeing the back of the quilt, you can see the wonderful quilting design.

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  18. What a sweet quilt - she's lucky to have a Mom like you.
    Judy

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  19. She is going to love it! Barb, everything about it is wonderful!!!

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  20. Another wonderful quilt! Lucky Hanna! Too funny about the upside down backing. That will make it even more precious!

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  21. Beautiful! I'm sure it was a big hit with your daughter. I have that thread - it's a good color combo. Have a safe trip.

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  22. Looks beautiful! I know you will be glad to have Hanna home. Eddie comes home tomorrow, but luckily, he doesn't need me to go get him! Yay!

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  23. Awesome quilt and I like how you quilted it!

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  24. Great quilt, Barb. The quilting is very subtle, making th epiecing really stand out. Lane

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  25. You get so much done and put some much thought in to every quilt you make, I love that.
    Enjoy having your daughter home...

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  26. You get so much done and put some much thought in to every quilt you make, I love that.
    Enjoy having your daughter home...

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