Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Relay For Life Quilt is FINISHED :D

I am super excited today :)  I ran over half of my miles this morning :)  It was a year ago, the last time I was running regularly.  The last run was at the Utah Valley 1/2 Marathon with my two sister in laws.  I had to pull out at mile 9 with severe ITBS :p  I also ended up with a stress fracture in my right foot :ppppp  I couldn't do any activity for nearly 2 months.  This half marathon was supposed to be my debut run after being hit by a car the previous October (2010).  I was pretty devastated.  I cried a lot.  By the time I could get out and move again, I was pretty much too down on myself to get myself going again.  Anyway, fast forward to now, I am back in physical therapy and working on the running thing and the weight loss thing.  Not being able to run has wreaked havoc on my weight management.  So, long story short, I am happy to be running and losing weight again :)  Now for the quilt stuff...
After lunch today, I pieced the back for the quilt, basted it, quilted it and then hand stitched the binding on :)  (this process was interrupted several times with dinner, a birthday party and a few other things)  The photo shoot was kinda funny because the sun was setting and my boys can't hold still :D









The boy's weren't much help, so I tried the mail box :)   It seems to hold a bit more still!




Lastly, I decided to take a few inside of the house for good measure :)









I did an all over stipple quilting.  My eyes are closing as I type.  I think I am pooped out!  I'm hoping to get Ashley's All Fenced in basted and quilted tomorrow.  She is away camping with our church until Friday at noon.  It will probably be my last chance to quilt it before her birthday in early July.

I am going to be linking this up with Elizabeth and SHOW OFF FRIDAY over at a Pieceful Life :), Sew & Tell Friday with AmyLouWho and Sarah over at The Fabric Addict for CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP???
June Finishes

21 comments:

  1. The quilt looks great! Good luck with it! It looks like your boys are standing on a trampoline. Boys + trampoline = impossible to stand still! Congrats on your running. It's coming!

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    1. Hey Konda! thank you :) those boys are even more wiggly now that schools out. I have been making them do laps around the block to calm them down ;D

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  2. Go Marion! That's awesome about your running! You can do it! And that is a fun quilt!

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    1. thank you, Myra! It feels so good to run!

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  3. The boys look like they are having fun holding your quilt...The mailbox just sits there....

    Good shots tho'...and take it easy running..you'll get there...

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    1. They are such goof balls :) True about the mailbox, but is sure does hold still nicely ;D

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  4. very pretty and I don't know any little boys that can be still for more than 2 seconds. :) My little 3 year old is a constant and steady stream of motion! Have a great weekend. April @ Little Mama Hen

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    1. They seems to be even more squirmy since school got out ;D Boys are super fun!

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  5. Very nice!!! you make me tired reading about what you did in one night!!!!!LOL

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    1. Oh Ella! Are you up for another late night of sewing???

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  6. Congrats on the running! I am a (wanna be) runner myself but it's so easy to fall out of the habit (at least for me). It always feels so great when I can get back into a routine.

    Your quilt is beautiful, even if your models fidget a bit. (I have the same dilemma at my house!)

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    1. Hey Kat! thank you for your sweet words. I have to fight my urge to sit on the sofa all day all the time. running is AWESOME, but it's hard ;D It does feel SO good to get out there and move :)

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  7. Very nice quilt! And your little photography assistants are pretty cute too! Whoop whoop!!

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! You are so sweet :)

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  8. I love the shot of the quilt on the mailbox! That's such a fun place for it.

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    1. Thanks, Amanda! I love my mailbox. My dad made it for me a few years ago :)

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  9. Good for you as getting back to running! The little quilt holders are adorable. Your quilt will be a well used quilt that holds lots of meaning for you. Whoop! Whoop!

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  10. Your kids remind me of mine -- they can't still or hold still for very long either. Great job, Marion! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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    1. Thank you!!! :D I love your linky party!

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  11. Such a fun quilt! I love the colors and the binding is a really great touch! Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up!

    xo -E

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