Saturday, December 30, 2006

All is calm...

Whoo! I survived. I went to California with 4 quilts instead of 5 - one uncle and his family weren't able to make it, due to strep throat.

I gave my dad the Christmas Chaos quilt - he looks pretty happy, doesn't he? :)


For Pops, my grandfather, I made him "There's a Dog on my Quilt!" I was up until 5am Friday morning sewing the binding on - figuring I could do the handsewing part in the car.

My mom actually helped me sew the binding down - while I was sewing the binding on my husband's quilt! :P

The dog is based on Pops' airedale terrier dog that my parents bought him as a birthday/Christmas gift 4 years ago. She's still a pretty hyper thing for somebody who's 4 now. ;)

I made the tongue flappable, I think it's my favorite part of the whole quilt. :)

Pops has opened and is checking out the quilt. Each 9-patch uses a different fabric. I managed to make the entire quilt except for the light brown "fur" part all out of my stash.

My baby sister Sarah and Aunt S are checking out the quilt with Pops.

Sarah also gave me a belated birthday gift, a webcam! Now we'll be able to "see" each other online - we won't be talking, but signing! I'm thilled, I hate how rusty my signing has become. I just need to hook it up now. :P

Leah

9 comments:

Patti said...

Sounds like you had a perfect Christmas. Your quilts were a hit - of course! How could it be any different! What a wonderful feeling, isn't it. What a neat gift from your sister - she sure looks like you. I thought it was you in the picture until I kept reading.

ForestJane said...

How cute! It looks like he really does like that quilt!

And I too thought your sister was you, you look a lot alike. :) Have fun with the webcam!

Dawn said...

Oh they are beautiful and it sounds like you had a good Christmas! I've missed you! Hope you have a great new year!

Angie said...

That quilt "There's a Dog on my Quilt" is absolutely wonderful, Leah!! Great job, girl! ;p Looks everyone enjoyed their quilts. :) Happy New Year!

Helen in the UK said...

WOO HOO - you made it with your quilty deadlines. There's a Dog on my Quilt is just so wonderful. Did you design him? Would you be willing to share the pattern if you did? He is just SO MUCH FUN!!
Happy New Year to you :)

Rachel said...

Lovely quilts!! You did a fantastic job and right down to the wire it sounds like!!

Beth said...

Looks like he loved it!

Laurie Ann said...

I really love the dog quilt. Looks like your gramps does too!!!

Shelina said...

You did a great job finishing all your quilts. That dog quilt is so beautiful - I like the tongue too! Glad everything was properly received!