doug's gift.

somehow...and i still can't believe that i was able to do it...i both completed a gigantic quilt in time to give doug for Christmas AND he had no idea it was coming!!  it was hard to keep secret...i had to work early in the morning and late into the nights sometimes.  sometimes working super sick...but knowing i had to utilize every moment i had that doug wasn't around.
 i was sure to cover my tracks well...throwing away scraps and hiding the quilt in progress deep in the depths of my messy craft closet. 
 All the fabrics from the front and binding are from etsy and hawthornethreads.com.  for the back i used a queen sized sheet...using the sheet saved me about 50% in cost. :)
 i basically cut all my fabrics into varying widths of strips...and sewed them all together...and cut the strips in thirds...then mixed them up and off set them for a wonky bar code type of pattern. 
i made it all up as i went.
 to quilt it i just did wide parallel lines.  i wanted to keep it simple because i thought it went best with the quilt and i really didn't have time to do an intricate quilting pattern.
 and as doug requested, there is a cozy, fuzzy, 30in foot pocket at the bottom.  i attached it to the quilt before i did the binding and then binded it right on. 
 i can't tell you how happy it makes me to have really surprised him!  he swears he had no idea but i just cant believe i pulled it off.
having surprised him with something that he really loves...is the best gift that i think i have ever gotten. :)
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12 comments:

Sara {Sara's Closet} said...

Wow...I love it!!! I love the dark colors and the bit of yellow you used. Great job and on keeping it hidden from him too! It's beautiful, kuddos girl =)

Crafty Batches said...

This is an awesome gift, I LOVE IT! I'm so jealous that you were able to make it up as you went, brilliant. You did a great job!! :)

~Sam

Holly said...

very cool! I love the foot pocket!

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Craft Edition said...

love your fabric choices!!

~Debra said...

You did a fantastic job! Love the colors!

Merii Kurisumasu from Japan!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

that is so great that you were able to surprise him!
and the quilt is amazing.

maribeth said...

it looks great! love the pocket!

Letti said...

That is beautiful. I am a true believer that these type of gifts are truly the best. Just think about all of the love that went into making it for him :)

Jill Funkhouser said...

I love it. Would you make a custom one for me that I could order for a gift..or maybe 2. That is so awesome! You are so good at this!
my blog is www.campfunk.blogspot.com or my email is funk50@charter.net

Courtney said...

wow! that's awesome!

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous! What a fabulous gift and surprise!

The Hills said...

Gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the foot pocket--never occurred to me to add that on a quilt!!!

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