Monday, May 18, 2015

5 years to finish

Well it only took 5 years but I finished my Crowfoot quilt!  Here in the evening sunshine I think you can see the texture created by the handquilting. I love this marvellous texture!
 
 I have to deliver it tomorrow to the park for the outdoor show this weekend.  Last Monday I realized I had just days to finish it. 
 I'd been slowly working on the fill-in parallel lines between the feathers in the border and the outside edge.  Not very exciting to quilt I had left it all for the end.  And then there was binding fabric to find,  make binding, apply and handstitch down.   This quilt is 94 inches square and I "burned the midnight oil" a few nights last week to get it done by Friday.
 We went away for the May long weekend and got home this evening but there was still daylight left for a few outside pictures.
 Maybe too many pictures :0)
 Here it is on our bed where it will go when I get it back from the show next week.
I started quilting it 21 months ago. I am excited to start quilting the next project but it's not quite ready yet. I feel a little lost with nothing to put in my hoop. I will get it ready soon!

Happy Quilting!!

27 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Janet it looks fantastic. Good luck with it in the show.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Congratulations ...it's beautiful and so much work !! :)

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on this beautiful finish. I love all the photos ( you can't have too many) especially the first one that shows the quilting.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It is absolutely stunning! I love this quilt. Wish I could go to your show to see it in person. Congratulations! And I couldn't agree more about the wonderful "texture" of a hand quilted quilt. Love it!

cajunquilter said...

Never to many quilt pictures! This quilt is really nice! Good luck in the show.

Maryse said...

It looks fabulous! LOVE the hand quilting!!

fabriquefantastique said...

my sort of quilt. I bet you feel proud of yourself.

Kyle said...

The colors, the fabrics, the design, and then the handquilting makes for a real masterpiece. It will be stunning hanging at the show. Yea!

Radka said...

Wow, what a quilt! Congratulation! Great hand quilting too,
xx

Frances said...

It looks lovely on the bed, congratulations on your finish.

Raewyn said...

I love it - well worth the time spent quilting it - it is beautiful- congratulations!

Cheri said...

Great Finish! So worth the five years you out into it!

Every Stitch said...

Well done - simply gorgeous!! It looks wonderful on the bed and suits the room colours so nicely. The hand quilting makes it so soft and vintage looking - perfect :)

Ginny Worden said...

Looks great Janet, and I will look forward to hunting for it at the show.

Karen said...

Nice, nice, nice! I so like how hand quilting gives texture to a quilt. You can be proud of your finish.

Nancy said...

Never too many pictures. Congratulations on a beautiful finish. I know it will look beautiful in the show.

Tina said...

Beautiful quilt and I love that you hand-quilted it! Great job!!!

audrey said...

Simply beautiful! Your hand stitching adds such a gorgeous texture. Love it!

Barb said...

Janet it is stunning! the light was perfect for those beautiful photos. They show off the quilting so so well.
Your bed is gorgeous too -
Hooray and congratulations.

Kurt Schindler said...


What an accomplishment ! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt.

Charlotte

Teresa Rawson said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful! Congratulations on the meaningful finish! What a treat people will get at the show!

Donna said...

Love your quilt and hand stitching, just beautiful!

Lori said...

Wow! I always say great quilts cannot be rushed and this is one of the great ones! It is so beautiful. Congratulations!!

Debbie said...

Your quilt is amazing! I love the colors, the texture from your quilting...everything is awesome.

Bizarre Quilter said...

One can never have too many pictures, congratulations on your 5 year effort!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have been too busy to even read blogs but so glad I kept scrolling and came upon your finish! Yummy! What a beauty, give your self a big pat on the back your hardwork has paid off!