Friday, January 8, 2010

The Truth Can Finally Be Told

In a prior post I had shown a small section of a wallhanging to illustrate the background quilting. At long last the piece is finished and has been delivered to its intended recipient so I can share the whole thing!

This was for a friend who loves flamingos. When I found the border fabric, the work began. The lettering is from Anita Shackelford's A Quilter's Alphabet book. The padding and quilting are hand done. I used Sulky Blendables 12 wt for the outlining of the letters and Mettler 40 wt for the background quilting and the border.
Here's a detail of the back. This was the quilt I was searching for the backing fabric to make the sleeve--I never did find it. So the binding and sleeve match. Normally I place the label in the lower right hand corner, but that would have covered up some of the flamingos. So I put it on the middle left side. You can just see the edge of it in the picture.

The entire piece measures 17.5 x 9.5 inches, and was a resounding success. Although small, it proves that good things come to those who wait. I started this in 2006 and finished it in 2009. The label was added in 2010.

To leave you tonight, a picture of the empty bluebird house. I hope the birds do not come home early! Or at least not before we have a good thaw!

And please remember, on this 8th day of January 2010, that you are special. I have so decreed it--your job is to believe it.



  1. Hi Sharon, I do believe! Thank you for always reminding us that we're all special. You're a special friend! Thank you again for the quilt. I love it! It definitely is proof that wonderful things come to those who wait, even if they don'T know that they're waititng. (SMILE) Maybe thinking of flamingos and tropical climes will help us keep warm. (GRIN) Hugs, Jay

  2. How neat!! A class on doing that type of project would be so great (AHEM AHEM). I'm thinking that horse fabric and I (heart) horses would be awesome. What are the dates for that??????

  3. love to read your posts :-)
    when you coming back to Montreal?
    This would be a neat project for us
    wishong you all things good
    missing your laugh


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