The long arm quilting is by my friend, Karen Walker. Karen finally started her own blog, chezstitches. Karen is a wonderful person, and she does beautiful work! Her quilt-filled home always inspires me!
I adore the back of the quilt! My first pieced backing: a pink stripe down the center, with this gorgeous flower in the center of it:
Look how pretty with the new dining room chair upholstery:
My lovely and talented daughter recovered the dining room chairs in time for family guests on Christmas Day and in-laws visiting from California after Christmas. Here is an example of an old chair seat with damage compliments of one sleek black cat and one fluffy white cat:
And a chair with the new green (excuse me, pistachio) fabric:
They are beautiful! Molly deserves the credit for choosing the fabric (I just couldn't make up my mind) and for getting the job done. But I was a pretty good assistant (meaning I knew when to hand needed tools and when to stay out of the way).
Now that I have the wonky log cabin quilt and the dining room chairs finished, I feel ready for anything! Stay tuned!
With wishes true and kind for many fabulous finishes in 2010 -- Joan