Monday, June 1, 2009

My First Customer Quilt!

This is the first quilt that I have quilted for someone else and boy was I nervous!!! :) When Lisa came down to visit in April she brought this beautiful quilt top for me to quilt!

Lisa did such a wonderful job on the piecing and the fabrics are truly beautiful! I sure hope she likes it! It is hard to see in the photos but the quilting is done in a "HONEY" colored thread, it looks great with those fabrics! My oldest son, Andrew is a very thrifty young man. He always works and saves his money for special things that he wants. So he is always doing little odd jobs and has a fairly regular income for a 16 yr old boy. He cuts a lot of grass or once he clear cut a hillside for a man, just things like that to make money. Anyway, he loves his animals so we told him a while back that as long as he takes care of them and buys the feed for them then he can have a few. So first it was chickens, he has somewhere around 30. Next he wanted a Beagle to rabbit hunt with, so he got that. Then a few months back he decided he wanted a Great Dane! So he started working and saving before the pups were even born. Yesterday evening he got to go pick up his pup! So here he is........He has named him DOZER! He is only 5 weeks old and as you can see he is already bigger than the poodle. The father of this pup weighs 180 lb!!! The mother weighs 150 lb before she was bred! So this little guy should be huge! All I can say is....I'm glad we live on a farm and this dog can run loose! Somehow I don't think my house would survive with him inside!Now off to finish supper before the boys get home from school!!!
Kristie

13 comments:

miniaturequilter said...

It looks wonderful, thank you sooo much!! I am excited to get it, now to figure out if i have some of the same fabrics to bind it.
The puppy is cute, he is going to be huge!!! Get lots of chew toys!!

Winona said...

The quilt looks great. I am sure Lisa will love it. Dozer is cute. I hope Smokey makes him understand that 'he' is boss before Dozer becomes full grown. LOL Winona

Amelia said...

You did great on your first (paying customer) quilt. I know the butterflies were whirling in your tummy - but all is past now. You have experience.

Dozer will be a big dog -- that is for sure! Yes, he will definitely have to be an outside dog.

Yvette said...

That is not a puppy! That is a PONY! It is going to be bigger than all of you. LOL!!! Those dogs are meant for land, good thing you have plenty.

The quilt came out great! You are getting really good a it.

Julia said...

The quilt looks great....good on you to take it on, I am sure Lisa will love it.
Dozer is so cute. Good thing he has a lot of room to run around in..
Julia ♥

Michelle said...

The quilt looks wonderful, Kristie. I know Lisa will love it. Your puppy is cute. Has Andrew bought a saddle for him yet?
Michelle

julieQ said...

What a cute little, ehem, big puppy! Wow, over 100 pounds is a huge dog! Your poodle looks so much like our Rusty, except Rusty is rusty colored! Your first customer quilt...wooohoo! And a Bonnie pattern, neat!

Lurline said...

Wow, congratulaions - in business already! Who's going to pay the food bill for the beautiful new pup - LOL?
Hugs - Lurline♥

QuiltedSimple said...

The puppy is so cute! And you are doing a fantastic job with your quilting! Glad to see things are great
Kris

Erin Hutchinson said...

Congrats on your first customer quilt! I'm sure you were nervous! And Whoa - that is a big puppy! I love how you make your son accountable for acquiring and caring for his animals. It will serve him well in life.

Ruth's Place said...

The quilt looks great, I'm sure she will be pleased.

My goodness that puppy is huge, adorable, but huge!!!

Guðrún said...

The quilt looks great. Great Dane are huge dogs!

Kim said...

Oh isn't that an Old Tobacco Road quilt?... one of Bonnie Hunter's mysteries done from chat group?
Nice job on the quilting...hope your business does well.

Happy Sewing