Friday, September 11, 2015

Done, done, done

Susan McCord was a pretty amazing quilt designer!  Janet Treen made a fantastic pattern!  And I had hours and hours of fun appliqueing leaves to make this quilt.  I'm a bit sad to be done but I know I will enjoy each leaf again when I handquilt this top.  
 

It's a large top - difficult to photograph inside - so I waited for a nice day to take some outside shots.  (quilt holder #2 is a cutie pie - DS really had to reach to hold it up off the ground  :0)

I'm excited at all the possibilities for my next applique project.  I know I want to start another big project. This top was 4 years in the making and that's just fine.  I enjoy the process :0)  
 
Happy Quilting!!

29 comments:

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful!!!! Love it!

audrey said...

Yay!! Bravo for sticking with it and finishing! Love the scrappy appliqued leaves so much. I am having some serious quilt envy, but probably not enough to start my own.:)

Karen said...

I have followed along on your journey making this quilt. Beautiful!

Cheri said...

Wonderful!!!

Robin said...

Absolutely amazing! No one can ever call you a quitter!!! You're accomplishment is very motivating.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, fabulous!

suzanne, dutchess county NY said...

Absolutely wonderful. This quilt is on my bucket list. Before I saw this one I started the Love Entwined coverlet. All appliqué too!
Have fun deciding which one will be next.

Janet said...

Wow, wow, wow! I'm so thrilled to see your quilt, it's stupendous. Well done and I'm so happy you got so much pleasure out of it. Are you planning to quilt it like Susan's?

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Congratulations it looks fabulous!!! I wonder what your next applique project will be???

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Oh how fantastic! Well worth every minute you spent working on it. Quilting it should be oh so much fun!

Susan said...

Congratulations, it's beautiful. What a wonderful effort, and hand quilting will make it even better.

Barb said...

Stunning quilt. Congratulations! I hope one day to see it in person. I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.
It is even better than I thought it would be all pulled together.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I've watched your progress off and on and have been amazed. Congratulations on a very stunning achievement!

Karen said...

So beautiful , wish I could see it in person

mamifleur said...

Wonderful Quilt ! Félicitations et Amitié !

Kyle said...

Each one of those leaves so lovingly and precisely stitched. Remarkable.

pandchintz said...

aMAZIng!!! Enjoy the hand quilting.

Maureen said...

Congratulation! What a beauty! Love the photos in the dappled shade.

Phyllis said...

An absolutely stunning quilttop! Amazing, it is such a beauty and such an accomplishment. I admire your patience, your stamina and your skills. Enjoy the handquilting.

beth s said...

the MOST amazing quilt! Wow!!!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

spectacular! And, yes I know what you mean about being sad that it is done. So much of your life is in that quilt! It is stunning!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What an amazing quilt! I'm impressed with how you stuck with it...it's stunning!

Feathers in my Nest said...

Oh my! that's a lot of Applique! so Beautiful..and I admire your perseverance..Congrats on the finish..

Debra in Ma.....also a Bonniac.

Rose Marie said...

OMG .... you are done! I have enjoyed seeing your progress over the years and am so happy for you!

Julierose said...

WHOA--talk about a gorgeous leaf-a-thon!! Just beautiful...hugs, Julierose

Teresa Rawson said...

I love your talent and your staying power...so amazing! I have loved this quilt since the first time I saw the original at the Henry Ford Museum. Well done for sticking with it and getting it done! It is a show stopper to be sure!

Dixie said...

It looks amazing - so nicely done! I have so many projects in the works but they all seem to go into rotation, and get finished eventually! Looking forward to seeing what project you work on next!

Nancy said...

I have been away from my computer for so long I missed commenting on your beautiful finish.
There must be a gazillion leaves on this quilt. Amazing finish.

Helen Keyes said...

I love it! The way it looks, I love to sleep with it because the color pink nailed it.