Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt and a MMMRR Reveal Day Reminder

Recently I finished piecing together the top for Joey's 100 Good Wishes Quilt and before I went away for the weekend, I fixed piecing together the backing, after putting the borders on the wrong sides the 1st time. I cannot thank all of my readers that sent fabric and wishes for this quilt enough because it because of you that this idea became a reality. 

I desperately wanted to quilt it myself but since I really don't know how to use Penelope yet, I certainly don't want to screw this up and it is most important to get this quilt finished and off to Kris so that it can be given to Joey, I delivered it to my long arm quilter Dianne to do for me. We picked out the design and the thread and she promised to have it done quickly. I expect to get a call from her any day now.
I had doubts about whether or not I picked the right fabric for the sashing/border, was it the right Red that I envisioned, but once it was done, I saw that it turned out just as I had hoped it would. It will be another mad rush to get the binding done, only because I want him to have it as fast as possible.

Kris will be taking pictures when this quilt is given to Joey and I promise to share them once I receive them from her.

Oh and don't forget about tomorrow's big excitement. It is the Reveal Day for the 2013 Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin.
There are 17 mini quilts and 1 not-so-mini-any-more quilt ready to be showcased, the talents of each of the 3 groups of 6 ladies. I for one am always anxious to see what the original center blocks turned into. The party starts bright and early at 6 am EST so put the coffee pot on and join us, won't you.

3 of you added your own colorful comments:

Michele T said...

Yay! It's getting there!! I think the red is perfect from this one photo... can't wait to see it completed and Joey's face when he gets it!! Thanks for the update ;-)

Anonymous said...

I canNOT wait to see it finished!!! Again, thanks so much for caring and organizing the collection of blocks. That red is such an awesome spark of color, I am sure he will love it!!! Hugs and blessings, Doreen

Needled Mom said...

I'm sure that Joey's quilt will be gorgeous when it is finished. It will bring him great comfort.