Friday, October 17, 2014

Cheering in the middle of the night

This has been such a great week - I have been making lists and checking them off..... and then I realized today is Finish Friday with COnfessions  and Crazy Mom and TGIFriday   and I wanted to be a part of it.

Oh! And Wrangler Man has been begging me to finish his quilt. You think that would be inspirations enough... but nope - I needed more!!

Last night after our Cross Country meet ( our team made State!! yay!!)  I pulled it out and got to it!

This is what it looks like when you finish and you throw it over your loved one, and hope your cell phone will make a flash...

 Boy was my hubby surprised.  He is used to me stitching late in to the night.... but he is also used to it not being for him ;-)







I think it looks much better this morning!  And the best thing - it is finished ! Before Football season has gotten cold!



And yes  - that green thing is a rope. A real cowboy rope. Except that is it clean.
Sometimes a cowboy needs to practice inside. 

When I started making this quilt it was just some purple and yellow scraps.


And I just wanted to see if I could make that Churn Dash block demo'd by the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I had 4 blocks up on the wall - and Wrangler Man said - I want that!  *Surprise*  

It was awfully flowery at the time. So I went to my scraps and pulled out some less flowery ones.

I added them in and it  sort of muted the floral tones. 

Then when it came to quilting - I had a brilliant idea. What if I quilted his favorite team into it!
And Voila -  The Wyoming Cowboys came to be on a purple and yellow quilt.


I think that earned me at least a bag of Dove Dark Chocolates.... right?
Enjoy Checking out all the other finished this week. I like to look at them - its a virtual quilt show!

16 comments:

Vera said...

Congrats on your finish! I like your quilting on it.

Vicki W said...

Churn dash is one of my favorite blocks. The quilt turned out great and I love the quilting!

Angie said...

Love Wrangler Man's quilt!!! Churn Dash is my all-time favorite block and it couldn't be yummier than in purple and yellow. He's one lucky dude. :) (What size are your blocks?)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great finish. I love the block choice and the colors. And I am sure wrangler man loves your quilting choice!

Maxine said...

I love churn dashes. The colors are great. The quilting is GORGEOUS!

Janet @ Simply Pieced said...

The churn dashes look great and the custom quilting is perfect! I'm glad your hubby likes it! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Terri said...

Fun story, love the colors, and the quilting is super - very specific for a special person. It is his quilt, for sure.
Hugs

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Beautifully done - just love the quilting!! I'd say you should be supplied at least through the winter with chocolate for that one :)

katyquilts said...

This is so awesome! I would love for my hubby to react that way to one of my projects :). He is wonderful and supportive but to love something so much he wants it would be incredible!

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt. I absolutely love how it came to be. Some quilts just keep telling you what to do next. Those bossy quilts do seem to get done faster too.

Snowcatcher said...

I really giggled at the awesome quilting! It it such a treat when your husband likes a quilt you've made!

Jennie said...

Isn't it fabulous when they walk in and say they want something you're making? Sure puts a smile on your face.

Love that you incorporated his favorite team into it all. Great quilting!

Michele said...

What a fun surprise and what fun quilting. Nicely done.

Kate said...

What a fun quilt! Congrats on the finish.

Tami C said...

Your scrappy Churn Dash quilt turned out lovely! Great job Alycia!

Ranch Wife said...

Congratulations to the Cross Country team - that is awesome! And three cheers for finishing Wrangler Man's quilt - it turned out great - that blue and yellow is a wonderful combination and I especially love that quilting! Too cool! I am working on a quilt for DH too...its been on the back burner and he too has been asking when I was going to get to it. I'm hand quilting it so it's going to be a gamble if I get it done in time for Christmas or not. I am not a good night owl and I think I'm going to need to borrow some of your late night mojo to inspire me.