It has been a year,
not a year of constant work,
but a year from start to finish.
It was last February
while I was staying in Denver,
helping to take care of my little grandson and granddaughter,
that I began this
There was lots of prep work:
and more fusing ,
along with some help at the ironing board.
("Hey, Nana, I think it works better like this.")
But the blocks got done.
Well, not done completely.
There was lots of button hole stitching to do.
I even had help with that.
Then all the borders were appliqued,
half square triangles made,
and the top was finally pieced together.
Last week I got out my Perle cotton
and started big stitching.
Big stitching doesn't take too long
It is big stitches, after all.
So here it is all done,
Not bad for a calendar year,
even with help.
JUST GORGEOUS !!!!!!! It would have taken me more then 1 year to finish this quilt ;-) Congrats on a great finish !! LOVE IT !ReplyDelete
Wow Kyle - quilted and ALL! Has it been washed yet? I'd be so worried about the wool bleeding. I bet the flannel & wool feel so good together! So lovely!ReplyDelete
BTW - Love the new look of your blog!Delete
Fantastic finish! You have a teamwork quilt with great memories.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! And I love the big stitching! Well done!ReplyDelete
Wonderful! Congratulations! - I love the last photo with the light showing up all the quilting. And isn't it wonderful when the family helps out - one way or the other ;)ReplyDelete
Forgot to say - love what you've done with the blog - fresh and pretty!ReplyDelete
Absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the patterns from Primitive Gatherings. You did beautiful work on this one! (as always)ReplyDelete
Now that could come live at my house just any time. A wonderful finish. With the little ones to help you, I don't know how you got it done. LOL!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful way to make one year in your life. You'll remember it as you watch the little ones grow bigger! It's a great project!ReplyDelete
I made this quilt with a black background about 3 years ago - and I totally am in love with it. I haven't, however, quilted it. I want to do a big stitch as well so I have questions for you. Did you use a batting and if so, what? I'm concerned about how heavy it will be. And what did you use for your backing? I'm anxious to start on it but can't seem to make any decisions! blessings, marleneReplyDelete
It's lovely Kyle! A year well spent (well, parts of the year - you've done other stuff too!!)ReplyDelete
Looks great! Is that for Daddy or Elizabeth? :)ReplyDelete