|Helen loaded up!!|
|Such a happy find!!|
Well, over the weekend I loaded up Helen and away we went!! Oh, wait, I have to back up even further!! Honeyman wanted a flannel back! I don't really buy flannel but I have a box that came from my Mother that had few flannels in it!! In there I found a GEM!! A flannel 'backing' dated 1951!! It had a seam down the center I had to remove (the HEAVY old cotton thread shredded as I pulled at it!!) AND I had to match up the pattern a bit better! LOL I also had flannel my Mother had used to make PJ's for my Dad!! So the backing is purchased by my Grandmother and my Mother! And pieced by me!! How wonderful is that!!??
I quilted with an all over swirl but of course I had to add in personal touches! I delivered it to him last night (while he was on shift) and wanted to get pics with the fire truck... but I always forget how horrible their lighting is in the bay! BOO! So the final pics are just terrible! But I'm sure y'all can see the amazing colours in the other bazilloin pics I took!!!
|Swirls of texture|
|I added our children's names!|
See what I mean about the yellow lighting! There are Honeyman's boots peeking out the bottom!! I'm so happy to get this one finished!!
Linking up with Connie,
Have a great week! I hope to get another quilt on Helen in the next day or two!!