Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wedding Present

One of the reasons I have not been posting lately is because I have so many quilting projects that need to be finished before Christmas. This is a wedding present for a girlfriends' daughter, she is getting married one week before Christmas. I have all the straight lines quilted into the centre and wanted to do free motion on the pinwheels and guess what happens...the new Brother machine has a hissy fit and is now on its way to the shop, I spent this afternoon picking out teeny tiny stitches, 'Sigh'.  But I will not panic yet, even though it is too big for my Janome, a large double.  I have a small lap quilt waiting to be quilted and it can be done on the Janome.



If the machine is not a quick fix, do you think it is Ok to give the wedding present late?
 Thanks for stopping by and listening to me whine.
Take care and have a great day!


15 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

Take a picture of it and slip the picture in a card with a note saying that the quilt is currently at the quilter's being custom quilted especially for the bride and groom and that they will receive it upon comletion.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love that quilt....and I do like earthy colours....if It's not done...they could still see it...and know how gorgeous it is going to look when it's quilted...very nice job....

Bernie said...

A gift that gorgeous is worth waiting for. I like Paula's idea of slipping a photo of the quilt into a card explaining that the master quilter ... which you definitely are ... is still working on it.

Mary Lou said...

That present would be better late than most on time! Take your time and do it right. A card with a promise would be good. I used to quilt all by hand but never did by machine. I wish I could now but don't have the room.
Have a happy turkey week.

Lorrie said...

Just about everyone I know would be willing to wait for such a beautiful wedding gift!

Sheila said...

The quilt is beautiful and if it's later than all the other gifts it will get the attention it deserves. As they open your card explaining the situation they will be touched and will anticipate the personal delivery of such an amazing gift!

Linda H said...

We all agree- a gift that wonderful is worth the wait! A card, with photo or just the "promise" of what's to come, will work. The lucky couple will be thrilled! And sometimes it's nice to get a gift later- prolongs the excitement!

Bella said...

Hi Jen, What a pretty quilt!! and what a brave bride one week before Christmas :-) I think a beautiful handcrafted gift can be pardoned for being late :-)) I like the idea of the photo in a card Linda H had a nice touch :-)
Good Luck!
Bella

Rettabug said...

What a BEAUTIFUL quilt, Jen...I'm so sorry your machine goofed up on you at such an inopportune time. :*(

I agree with everyone else, a photo of the top would be a wonderful way to give the newlyweds something to look forward to when they get back from their honeymoon. This is a very wonderful & generous gift!!!

Edith Hope said...

Dear Jennifer, With such a wonderful gift to wait for, I am sure that the bride and groom will not care how long it takes. It is a superb piece of art...and how lovely to receive something made by hand than commercially produced.

Piecefulafternoon said...

What a lovely gift!!! Hope your machine gets out of the hospital soon.

Crafty Gardener said...

what a beautiful quilt

LG said...

It's beautiful and certainly an art of dedication and love. I agree you can give it late albeit with a card and photo as one of your comments said...

:)

julieQ said...

That quilt is so pretty...what a lucky couple to recieve it!

canuckquilter said...

What a lovely wedding gift! It's worth waiting for. My quilt to my brother and his wife was finished late, and someone told me up to a year late is still within acceptable bounds for a wedding gift...though your quilt will be appreciated whenever it is finally gifted!