I decided to put my Firstorm Quilt on here and wanted to post my story to the quilt. I was featurned on MaryJo's Cloth Store Blog so you can go read it if you'd like to. A few of the fabrics were also bought from People Places and Quilts in Summerville, SC in order for me to finish up my quilt. I just shipped it off to Margaret Gunn, a professional quilter in Maine who is purchasing the variegated thread for the quilt right now. I'll have to show you some pics of the quilt and the backing I chose for it. Margaret does some of the best work I have to say I have seen yet. I'm excited about her doing it for me. If you get a chance, hop on over to her blog and look at her intricate designs. You will be in awe of her beautiful style.
So here we go.....
This quilt was started after a lady on the HGTV Quilting and Needlework Board that I frequent, posted a link to a Mystery Quilt Challenge which was going on, on Jan 1st, 2010 at Planet Patchwork . I got just about to the end of the challenge and decided I would just make mine larger. I was not sure how much larger I wanted to make it, but I wanted it to be a quilt for my husband and I since we didn't own one. So, the real challenge for me began. The Quilt finished at 89"X103". It will fit nicely on my queen bed, IF/WHEN we ever get the smoke out of the frame. I think the mattresses are lost due to smoke damage but we'll have to see about that soon.
Here is a pic of my family holding up the Quilt. We were there at the gym for Homeschool Day and we got someone to take the pics for us.
Here is a picture of me with the quilt.
Here is another which looks 3D to me
Here is a pic of the borders
Here is another one of the quilt
Here is another pic of the borders.
Here is a pic of the bottom of the quilt.
Here is the backing I chose for the quilt
I will be posting more pics once I get some. Margaret will be sending me some samples of some quilting to choose from. This will be one quilt I am so very proud of!