Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tommy's Kitchen Sink and a Bear

A finished quilt is a great feeling, and I put the last stitch in Tommy's Kitchen Sink this afternoon. He had to throw everything and the kitchen sink at his illness and I hope this quilt brings some smiles. 

I took this photo at my mom and dad's.  Luckily I did not have to pay a location fee for the photo shoot. 

However, a small blue Bear wanted to be in the photo.  (My dad says *Bear is a camera hog.)
*Bear is my dad's companion.

The backing is two colors of gingham flannel in wide horizontal bands.  (In this photo doesn't it look like the quilt is crossing its legs?)

My visit to my parents' house was twofold: taking pics of Tommy's quilt and also getting some measurements.  Apparently my brother Ted felt Bear needed a pair of choners (shorts) for modesty while riding prone on the dashboard during a recent trip Ted and Dad took (his crack was showing!).  I was telephoned from the road and asked to provide the clothing, since I live in the same town as Bear.

I think this recycled shirt is a good choice.  Iron crosses are pretty manly, right?

Dad said posting Bear's measurements online would be rude, so they are a secret.  Let's just say that Bear is apple-shaped and has healthy thighs. 


Pokey said...

How cute is that? You're too funny, Annie. I do like that kitchen sink. Hope I get mine bound and I'll post it again. Yours was started and finished since mine! Hope to see bear more modest next time....

Shay said...

Waving at Bear...I've been waiting for him to make a re-appearance. Truly exciting to see him again. And ummm...that bear isnt wearing any pants in those photos either. That's rude. Make him some pants quick!

Love the kitchen sink quilt Annie.

alobsiger said...

Love Tommy's Kitchen Sink! Everytime I see that block, I remind myself that I need to make a quilt using that block. You've reminded me again. :-) I think Bear will also need some pajamas. You're welcome. ;-b

Nicole said...

We are living parallel lives Annie! I have been working on my version of Kitchen Sink also. My post tomorrow is all about it and the struggles I have had with my fabric colors! Love your quilt!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congrats on the great finish! I love the multifabric binding!

Kate said...

Great quilt, congrats on the finish. Looking forward to Bear modeling his new shorts!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on finishing Tommy's quilt! It looks beautiful all quilted and photographed with a bear. :-) I hope Tommy is doing well. Your dad and brother sound like they have a great sense of humor.

Stephanie D. said...

I think Bear needs hearts on his shorts.

Just because.