October 14, 2008

Monster Report!


If you haven't read my blog before, no the monster isn't a Halloween monster. I had a ivory, pink and green monster in my living room for 18 months. Yep, that is a looooong time. My second post when I entered the blogging world was about the Monster. You can read about it here if you wish. I won't go into great detail again on this post. In a nut shell, it is a reproduction of a Marie Webster quilt. The era is 1930's. I hand appliqued it, and am in the process of hand quilting it.



Well...guess what!





This is what my living room looks like now!!! Yippee! I have to admit that I did a little happy dance when I was able to take the quilt out of the frame last Friday night at 12:30 a.m. I even yelled Yippee a couple of times. Not only was I excited that the Monster was out of the living room but that my Hubby was coming home after a two week business trip the next day. Getting the Monster out of the living room before he came home had been a goal of mine. I thought that it would make a perfect surprise welcome home present for him, and it was! He was not only happy to be home, but to be able to sit down on the couch was an added bonus. I had quilted my "fingers to the bone" to get the quilt out of the frame and it paid off. Now I just have to finish up some of the cross hatching lines at the edge and then quilt around the applique motifs. This can be done in front of the television, not in the middle of the living room. Can I say it again? Yippee!!

I will be posting soon about the goodies that hubby brought home for me and the neat giveaway prize that I received in the mail recently. So much fun!

13 comments:

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is a huge accomplishment. So many stitches! But oh to have it done is so sweet!

~Bren~ said...

Ok, so don't get me wrong...I am THRILLED you got the Monster out of the living room, but it is kinda bitter sweet, eh? I will miss seeing it in posts.....kinda like seeing a child off to college...*sigh*

~Bren~ said...

Oh, I forgot to say how GORGEOUS your hand quilting is, and those flowers will POP once you quilt around them...I love that effect!

Charlene said...

Happy Dance Time

Go Marilyn
Go Marilyn
Go Marilyn

Janet said...

Congratulations Marilyn! Wow you're getting close now! It's going to be an amazingly beautiful quilt.

Kathie said...

I am so happy for you I know how long you have been working on this quilt. It is just a beautiful quilt though and you should be proud of yourself. Its almost done! an heirloom quilt for sure.
kathie

Tanya said...

Congratulations! Though it is a lovely quilt to have in your livingroom I can see why it might be nice to have the frame gone and have the quilt just draped over the sofa arm. Good for you!

Michelle said...

Wow...Congratulations on a great finish! Your living room is beautiful!

Linda said...

That must be a great feeling, and having your room back again. Congratulations, I'm looking forward to seeing the end result.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Yippee...what a great achievement!

Teresa said...

Congratulations for a near finish on your beautiful quilt. Hand quilting is just beautiful and a hand quilted hand appliqued quilt is double the treasure. I read through quite a few of your posts today and enjoyed you blog very much!

a simple quilter said...

I am still trying to find a way to suspend my frame from the ceiling like you see in some of the old photos.

What a wonderful quilt! You are an inspiration to us all ...to keep working one stitch at a time!

christine

Libby said...

What an accomplishment! Enjoy your living room . . . and enjoy that beautiful quilt!