Miles Of Thread Later
April 24th, 2008 by Sonja

And I do mean that literally. Quite literally. Eight bobbins and two large spools of thread equals miles of thread.

Finished Quilt Top

We are finished. Well, we’re finished with our part. Now we take it to a long-arm quilter to have the three layers that make it a quilt put together and stitched. But our part is finished and we are happy with it. So happy that we have both agreed that we will likely spend far too much in raffle tickets in our attempts to win the quilt back … because now we LOVE it. How can we give it away to a stranger?

We will if we must … but only after we take plenty of photographs.

16 Responses  
  • Jamie Arpin-Ricci writes:
    April 24th, 20089:19 amat


  • Erin writes:
    April 24th, 20089:52 amat

    Gorgeous! That’s all I can say! I do hope one of you wins it! My mom used to be part of a team that made a quilt every year for my sib’s school auction. One year, there was one she really loved, and lo and behold, she won it.

  • Karen writes:
    April 24th, 200812:33 pmat

    I love it! It is absolutely gorgeous! Now….how can I get a raffle ticket?? 😉

  • Adam G. writes:
    April 24th, 20081:55 pmat

    VERY nice. Love the fade from light to dark. How much are tickets?

  • Lyn writes:
    April 24th, 20082:15 pmat

    Wow, Sonja! That is absolutely beautiful. How long did it take you to make?

  • david writes:
    April 24th, 20089:54 pmat

    that’s spectacular! how can i win this?

  • Peggy writes:
    April 24th, 200811:44 pmat

    Reminds me of a beautiful sunset…beyond words, sister. Well done! Hope you win it back….

  • Doug Jones writes:
    April 25th, 20087:13 amat

    Yup – what they all said…

    a really cool quilt – so sweet – beautiful, respectful, but that fade gives it a mod feel and look… love it.

    Hoping you win it!!!

  • Sonja writes:
    April 25th, 20087:34 amat

    Wow … thanks everyone. I love it, but I’m kinda partial to my own vision. So it’s good to know that others see beauty in it too.

    Raffle tickets are not available yet. But when they are, I’ll be sure to let you all know and make them available here. A portion of our profits on the quilt go to charity. Usually that’s a local charity, but BlazingEwe and I are hoping that we can have the proceeds of this quilt go to Africa … and we’ll let you know about that as well.

    Peggy, you nailed it … the name of the quilt is “Desdemona’s Sunset.” The original designer of the pattern (Judy Martin) entitled her quilt “Shakespeare in the Park” and the teal fabric that you see repeated throughout is called Marrakesh Bazaar. So we had to find a Shakespearean character from Morocco … hence, Desdemona. And

  • Jemila writes:
    April 25th, 20088:12 pmat

    It’s glorious and full of light!

  • LightMom writes:
    April 26th, 200812:25 pmat

    Please buy lots of tickets to support the charity – but I will win it anyway!

  • Sonja writes:
    April 26th, 200812:35 pmat

    LOL … no shortage of confidence there, Mom!!

  • Bill Kinnon writes:
    April 28th, 20084:25 pmat

    Simply gorgeous!

  • Heidi writes:
    May 3rd, 200811:08 amat

    Lovely! I love it!!!!!

  • Heidi Renee writes:
    May 27th, 200810:36 amat

    Oh my! I don’t usually do raffles, but I’d be sorely tempted to buy some tickets!!!

  • Ravine of Light » What Be Up? writes:
    May 30th, 20083:42 pmat

    […] “The” quilt came back from being quilted the other day.  BlazingEwe and I are putting the binding and other finishing touches on it.  A final photograph should be up soon.  Hopefully I’ll be able to sell raffle tickets for it on-line.  Once I get the logistics and legalities figured out, I’ll let you all know.  Proceeds from the sale of tickets are going to Fisher House (essentially Ronald McDonald House for military families).  The guild voted between this and a charity helping school children in Ethiopia (my first choice).  Fisher House won, but only by 6 votes.  I love my little guild.  We’re only about 80 members, but we make about 150 quilts for charity every year … these go to mothers with new babies and nothing else but a car seat at our local hospital, they go to children entering foster care and the C.A.S.A program, they go to the local Medicare nursing home patients … little old ladies and men who have no one to visit, have a quilt specially for them, and they go to the amputee ward at Walter Reed.  I’m proud of this accomplishment.  When I was president of the guild back in 2002, the community service program was the focus of my presidency.  I’ve had the enormous pleasure of watching it thrive and grow ever since.  It just makes me smile to see these quilts come into our “treasury,” knowing that they’ll go out again to people who need the love they embody.  Even though this is not a “Christian” organization, this is an example of the Body of Christ at work in the world.    Quietly working in the background to care for the least, lowest and most disenfranchised.  This is why I love the ladies in my quilt guild. […]

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