Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TA-DAH..................



Well, folks, it's time..............





Time for the big reveal.........................





What is it going to be???????????????????????





HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM??????????








This weeks installment on my blog will reveal........................

my parent's golden anniversary double wedding ring quilt!

Sorry to those of you who may have thought I know of a way to make millions.  But, I do have to admit something.  When it comes to parents, I hit the jackpot!  I have been blessed with two of the most loving, caring, nurturing, encouraging, AMAZE-BALLS parents in the world!  This quilt top is not perfect, neither am I.  But, I know my parents will love it regardless of it's flaws, just as they love me, regardless of mine.  It truly has been a labor of love.  I cannot wait for my quilter, Ann, to work her "mad skills" on it.  

More photos?  Did someone say they wanted to see more photos?????

Well, alrighty then!
TA-DAH!!!!!!!

Bum-bum-ba-BUM!!!!!
(Imagine trumpets playing a fanfare!)

(Insert Olympic theme music)....this was truly a marathon quilt making session!

What am I calling it?  I never thought I would be naming quilts, but, alas, I shall!  I will call this quilt.........

"GOLDEN RINGS"


Yeah, I know, I know, very original.  Well, there are a few reasons I am calling it this, not only for the obvious reasons.  Mom and Dad's wedding rings are both golden.  It IS after all, my parent's Golden Anniversary for which I made this quilt.  And, I love the song "Golden Ring" by George Jones, and Tammy Wynette.   (Even though the song does NOT depict my parents nuptials!)  (I can't help that I am a little bit country!)

A song?  Did someone want to hear the song?


I love classic country music!  OH!  Hey! I DID reveal something about myself!

It's been a long work week for me.  Six days of flying, and I am so ready to enjoy being home for a few days.  I have some Quilt of Valor projects I am working on.  And.................
 this box of goodies from Alycia were waiting for me when I got home!

Thanks again Alycia for my little get away last week, AND for this box of scraps!  I really, really appreciate it!  You will be seeing these again in some kind of quilt, sometime soon!

Don't forget to visit Alycia's blog for the QOV block drive she is hosting!

I love hearing from you all!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!  
Kevin the Quilter



32 comments:

  1. That's absolutely gorgeous. Your parents will love it. Can't wait to see how it gets quilted.

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  2. Kevin, it sparkles and glows like real gold! And I'm sure your parents will consider it more precious than the metal! Beautiful job!

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  3. That quilt top is AMAZE-BALLS!! Great job! One day I must try a double wedding ring but there are just many curves! :D

    Awesome!

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  4. Unbelievable quilt. You must be so pleased with how this has turned out! Well done

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  5. I'm sure that your parents will love it and appreciate all the time you've spent on it in honour of their big day! It's lovely!

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  6. Gorgeous quilt! I too am making a DWR I would like to have it finished by June for my youngest daughters 1st Anniversary. Congrats on the job well done. I have in-laws like your parents, the greatest people on earth. My dad is great too.

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  7. Stunning quilt. I'm sure your parents will absolutely love it. You did a beautiful job with the color selection and placement.

    I know it has to be different since it's your job, but I really can't imagine spending 6 days on an airplane.

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  8. Absolutely stunning! You may think it is not perfect- but to all of us- it is! Great job!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  9. This is amazing!!! Way to go, Kevin. They're not easy to put together and it's gorgeous. Love the colors.

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  10. That! is absolutely Stunning!!! Will you PLEASE show us pictures of it quilted and with your parents!!! I LOVE that gold!!!!

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  11. Lucky parents. That is a beautiful quilt.

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  12. Awesome job! I know they will love all your hard work and will feel the hugs from you every time they use it!

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  13. AMAZE-BALLS!! Absolutely breath-taking!!

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  14. Beautiful!! The colors are stunning. What a thoughtful present for your parents.

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  15. Thanks for sharing your work! I've been intimidated by this pattern since long before I ever thought of making a quilt, but you've made me just a little bit braver. Maybe ... someday...

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  16. Kevin what a beautiful, beautiful quilt! It seems like just yesterday you started on this......wow!! Thanks for sharing.
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  17. This is spectacular!!!! Your parents will love it.

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  18. That is a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I'm sure your parents will LOVE it! When do you give it to them? Please take pictures of them with it!

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  19. Congratulations to both you and your parents! Darn, I wanted to learn the secret to making millions. Then buy a yard of every fabric in the quilt shop. Would love to see pictures of your parents too when they receive your golden gift!

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  20. OMG Kevin! What a glorious quilt! What a wonderful treasure for your parents - and it sounds as though they really deserve to be honored for their role as parents :*D

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  21. Its wonderful, your parents will love it

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  22. Kevin , your quilt is fantastic!! My friends and I made a double wedding ring quilt on a weekend escape. We found it SO challenging that we all needed therapy after that. You're amazing!!

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  23. What a beautiful quilt, Kevin! Your parents will love it! Good work!

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  24. yes that quilt does deserve a drumroll!! Congrats on your finish!

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  25. Whoa, dude, that is amazing!! How wonderful and absolutely perfect for your parents' golden anniversary!

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  26. This quilt positively glows! Well done on a great finish and a spectacular quilt. Quilts for those we love the most are very fun and satisfying to make.

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  27. WOW, wow, WOW. Golden Rings is so incredible! I'll bet your parents were over the moon! I found your blog through another blog, etc, and hope you don't mind if I follow along. :) I am in CA but my parents live in Joplin, and my hub is a pilot for SWA. Can't wait to see what you do with those scraps, too. I love scrappy projects.

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  28. Nice!! have you heard the newer version of Leann Womack & Alan Jackson singing golden rings???
    it's quite nice too...... there's a clip of them on youtube.. singing it live.
    glad i discovered your blog!!
    xo
    eva

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  29. I missed this one the other day when I was over here. That is a beautiful quilt, and how fortunate they have a golden anniversary! If you had the follow by e-mail widget on here, I'd never miss a post again. =)

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