The quilting is done! The quilting is done! Good God Almighty, the quilting is done!

At about 9:45 tonight, Halloween, after spending two hours handing out candy to 200 the rain, of course and enjoying hot dogs at the neighbors afterwards, I finished the quilting on the last of the 15 quilts.  Whew!  and three days ahead of schedule too!

I will take a picture of the last quilt, called "One Wild Christmas Ride" tomorrow in the daylight and post.  It turned out much nicer than I expected.  But I do think it will take a very special person to pick this non-traditional quilt of electric green, hot pink and flamingos as their Christmas ideal.  It's not my favorite of the 15 but it's not my least favorite either!

A busy weekend ahead (but  no quilting to do!) as we head into November.  Saturday I will clean house, thoroughly this time, it has been hit and miss all fall.  We are also planning a small road trip to Pittsburgh to pick up a bicycle frame for me that will turn my bike into a stationary bike for winter training.  I need to get my legs in better shape and lose a few pounds prior to summer as I may be looking at a knee replacement. 

But the fun part of the weekend is Sunday when my girlfriend, Phyllis and I will hope for good weather because we plan to take some professional pictures of the quilts.  Phyllis teaches with my husband but on the side, she is an excellent photographer.  Her front porch is raised over street level  by 8 feet so we will hang them off the side of the brick fronted porch and take the shots.  I will post as soon as I have them.  I will not have all the dedication squares sewn on by then but she has promised to take those shots for me later. Becky made me a photo book via Snapfish after we made the Halloween cross stitch quilt and I am thinking of doing the same thing with the 15 Christmas quilts.

Last but not least in this post, my day was made when I found my quilts on the AQS site under the topic of Christmas giving.  Thanks AQS - you make me feel like a winner!

More tomorrow.  Happy Halloween!


PS I added the measurements of all the quilts to their albums.  Someone had asked me their sizes.

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Comment by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on November 11, 2013 at 10:42pm

Karen, I am going to ask my husband to take a short movie during the giveaway and I will post!  One of the requirements of receiving one of these Christmas quilts is each family has to send me a family shot with the quilt so I will share those pictures as well!  The hot pink one turned out much better than I expected.

Comment by Karen Lightman on November 2, 2013 at 6:11am

Yeah Ginnie!! I feel like we should schedule an online chat party to celebrate. I've had fun watching you on this quilting journey. All of them are beautiful and I think I'd be the one to pick the green/hot pink one. I saw in the gallery and I love it! It's one of my favorites. I can't wait to see the pictures of where each quilt finds itself. You must tell everyone that there is actually an audience for this Christmas

Comment by Debbee Carlson on November 1, 2013 at 11:23am

Sounds like you are a busy lady.

Comment by Vickie Smith on November 1, 2013 at 12:19am

Congratulations, Ginnie!!!  Yahoo for you...  

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