Back on the 12th of July my parents returned from serving a 18 month mission for the LDS Church. They were working/serving in the Guayaquil, Ecuador Temple. On the 24th (Sunday) they had their Homecoming Talk, reporting on what they did and the experiences that had. They live in Monticello, Utah (which is about 5 hours southeast of Salt Lake City) and most of our large family (eight kids) was able to go down, be with them, enjoy each others company, and go to their homecoming.
"Smile babe", says DH.
Then he yells, "what kind of smile is that?" I tell him to turn around. At that time a firetruck carrying the baseball state champions was passing, shooting water into the crowd from the fire hose. All I could think of is 'please don't get us, my quilt is not ready to be washed!' Luckily we were back far enough and the boys didn't know how to turn it on full blast.
So here are a bunch of photos showing what I have done so far (still working on it).
|Here is the rope hand quilted in red thread.|
Does Malee approve? After a close inspection...
She is still deliberating...
The answer is YES! The Princess approves!
As you can tell there is a mixture of machine quilting and hand quilting. All the borders are done by hand with the exception of the stitch in the ditch around each border.
This weekend was wonderful, to see most of our family, two brothers and families were not able to make it, on lives in the Philippines and the other had to work; and reconnect with our parents. WELCOME HOME MOM AND DAD!
Gathering for a family picture (which will need to be posted later when it gets emailed to me).