Sunday, October 2, 2011

They're All Dalmations

The cow quilt top is finished!  So, here's the quilt's story involving my Mom and my son Andrew, then about 4 years old.  Mom's Grandfather had a dairy and Mom, always fond of cows pointed them out to us as we drove.  Mom, while driving along a country road, pointed the cows out to Andrew and he exclaimed in awe, "Grandma, they're all dalmations!"  My son Andrew will turn 24 next month.

I went with the pink border, thanks to Mary Lou's suggestion!


I had made a couple of sections of red fence, and it just did not have that pop I was searching for.  Pink was a great idea. 

Originally, I planned to put "They're All Dalmations" in the border, but it just wasn't working, so I have decided to quilt it into the green background, maybe with a couple of moos.  The final top measures 64ish" x 64ish".  Remember it's a liberated quilt :)







Now onto quilting.... yikes.  And don't tell Mom, it's her 72nd birthday gift.  It might be a lil' late Mom.  XXoo

6 comments:

  1. This is adorable! And the "all Dalmatians!" comment is absolutely priceless!!!!

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  2. Love how your quilt turned out. That story is precious!

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  3. All Dalmatians! Love it!
    Your quilt is fabulous. I love the fencing!
    Hugs, Deborah

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  4. Any adjective that u can imagine coming from my heart is bursting for this quilt!!!

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