I’m losing track of which Road to Llano is #1 and which is #2 but it doesn’t matter. I guess the one with the lime green should be #1 because it was started first, even though #2 was finished first.
This is my 10th completed quilt for this year. Pretty good since last year, I only finished 6 quilts the entire year.
This one is for my friend. It is finished! Binding is done!
It still needs to be wiped down to remove all the threads, boxed up and into the mail it goes!
Not sure if the quilting shows but here’s a bit of a closer view.
Here’s the backing. Pretty good choice for a friend in southwest Louisiana, huh?
There’s crawfish and gumbo and bisque and jambalaya and creole . . makes me hungry just looking at the backing!
Pattern: Road to Llano
Size: 70″ x 81″
Panto: Jessie’s Swirls Simplified
Batting: Hobbs Heirloom 80/20
Thread: Perma Core – Orchid
That certainly wouldn’t be a backing that I would have picked- but then I spend too much time trying to find a backing that coordinates with my top if not using the same fabrics that I used in my top. Some times I am waay too anal about things for my own good !! LOL
Don’t get me wrong- I’m just making a comment that it’s something I personally would never think about using not that I’m complaining about it..
My friend is a very cajun lady in southwest Louisiana. The backing is perfect for her.
I’m sure she will love it- the LSU colors and the backing :). I just haven’t gotten over that matchy thing yet-just one of my OCD quirks.
Donna F says
Your friend is a lucky gal, but then again you didn’t say if it is for a guy or a gal so I assumed lol. You are a sweet friend for making him/her such a beautiful quilt! One day I hope to be as active as you are in getting quilts completed. I could make a list 2 miles long of quilts I would like to make for friends and family unfortunately my body doesn’t cooperate many days so I take it one day at a time.
I have a grandson that just turned one last month and he gets most anything I’m able to complete these days. I am so excited about your grandbaby coming to visit. I’m anxious to see the pictures! One thing I do suggest you may want to consider doing while they are visiting…family portrait. All of you get a professional portrait done together. My kids are spread out over the eastern US and I wish I had them all together to be able to get a portrait done. It would look good on grandma’s wall, just a suggestion while you are all in one spot. I know you take more pictures than anyone I know but grandma needs to be in them too with her purty baby girl.
Ranch Wife says
What a great finish! Don’t you know she will love and treasure it and laugh every time she sees that fun back. You’re a pretty awesome friend.
It looks stunning! The colors are so beautiful and brilliant together! Love the sparkle of white in the center!
lynne quinsland says
i just got a top quilted and am ready to load my llano next….i cant wait to get that one done! it is gonna just get a panto too because it has so much going on already and i just really want it done without having to actually think of complimentary quilting that i know i would get stopped dead in my tracks vascilating between this and that trying to find the perfect thing for it…..since it has mary englebreit teapots and cups in it i am searching for either my teapot and cups panto or even the cherry one…..that box of pantos has not surfaced since the move……grrrrr.
Judy, it’s absolutely stunning!! Well done on 10 finishes so far this year. That’s a lot of piecing!
Judy, the quilt is beautiful, and the backing makes me so hungry I want to lick my monitor screen. And if that’s not pathetic, nothing is. Got some burgoo out of the freezer so I can have a balanced meal for a change. Too much snacking lately is not a good thing. Now there’s a good name for a future project — Road to Burgoo. I would love to see how you would design that one. You and I may be the only ones who know what it means. Have fun with that baby girl this week, and the suggestion about having a family portrait made is excellent. Do it. You’ll never regret it. In fact, do one every year, so you can see how she grows from year to year. Otherwise, one day she’ll walk in the door with a guy and show you her engagement ring and you won’t even remember how she grew up so fast. I’m speaking from sad experience here.
Love it – and GASP you used something other than the square spiral panto!! 😉
Vicki W says
I think this is one of your best patterns ever!
Linda Steller says
It’s beautiful, Judy, and I really like the swirly quilting on it. I like a curvy quilting design on a more angular quilt. It is so pretty, the backing is perfect for your friend, and I’m sure she will love it forever!