Sunday, October 09, 2011

Yes!!

It has been a really long time coming, but I'm just so thrilled to share that ... I'm finally finished hand quilting my NI quilt!!

All that remains is to apply the binding, sleeve and label, and my life can once again become my own :-)

Don't get me wrong, I have loved, loved, loved working on this quilt, but there have been times when I've longed to work on something else, and just haven't been able to. As soon as dinner is out of the way tonight, I'm going to get the binding ready and maybe get it stitched in place. I'm thinking of the green fabric which is in the zig-zag border, yes?

And you know just how preoccupied I've been with the quilting when you know that this box of fabric was delivered the week before last, and I haven't even opened the packages to check them out! That can be some excitement for later this week :-)

How fun it will be to get back to regularly scheduled blogging ... I've missed you all! xox

31 comments:

Sheila said...

Well congratulations are certainly due. I have really enjoyed watching your progress and hope to see it for real, maybe at the Adelaide quilt show.
Glad to see you made time for "shopping"
Do you think you'll catch up with the Civil war quilt or has that "gone by the by"

Lizzy said...

Congratulations Tazzie, I can't wait to see it up close again. I'll try to come and see it when you and Vicki are being White Glove Ladies -that sounds so genteel doesn't it at the FoQ. Will you be nibbling cucumber sandwiches as well? - gasp - of course not in the same room as the quilts, my heavens no!

Vickie said...

way to go Miss T, is has been interesting following you on your Ni quilt..my hands hurt just looking ta all the hand quilting,cheers Vickie

Andrea said...

And we've missed you - but what an achievement. Absloutely b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l !!! Well done xxx

quiltygal said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous... (please repeat till out of breath).....must of been serious if that fabric is unpacked !!!

Vivian said...

Congratulations on a very big finish!! I am admiring the blocks and the fact that you hand quilted it. Can't wait to see it with the binding on.

Watching you make this made me put the book on my wish list!

Suburban Stitcher said...

woo hoo! can't wait to see it with the binding...and yes...I think that the green in the zig-zags will make a perfect match to that one.

Impera_Magna said...

Congratulations on completing the quilting on your NI quilt... it's absolutely gorgeous! You must be thrilled...

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilting! The quilt turned out to be so beautiful!
I really do admire your patience, and not be tempted to work on other things while quilting this beauty!
Happy Sunday,
Laila

Pip said...

Congratulations on finishing and still being sane :) that is such a big project and it looks really lovely.

PatchworkRose said...

Love it Congratulations :-)
I would choose the greeen for the binding. Cannot wait to see it hanging :-)
Cheers
Lynne

LynCC said...

Oh, wow! Your NI is amazing. You've got to be on cloud 9 right now. :D I really love how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

YES indeed. That is one beautiful quilt. The fabric choices, the blocks, and hand quilted. Thanks for taking us on your journey.
cindy

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Yvette said...

Congratulations!
I have so enjoyed watching you create this beautiful for of art It is just gorgeous!!!

Pokey said...

You have been diligent, and you have great rewards with this quilt, it is absolutely a quilt of beauty!! Stunning, I'd say. Really, I hope you enter it in competitions, and win the ribbons it deserves! Congrats on a job well done ~
:-}pokey

debbie said...

Amazing! and Beautiful! Thanks for sharing the journey of it's creation. MR and I have both enjoyed it. When he saw the pic this morning he said...That's the kind of quilt that is entered into the Big Quilt shows right? She will enter it in the big importants shows won't she?
We give you a blue ribbon and best of show!

tirane93 said...

gorgeous! and a fine accomplishment. thanks for letting us watch it develop!

Anonymous said...

It is just WONDERFUL!!! You are awesome.
Donna

Me and My Stitches said...

How exciting that you have it finished - it is wonderful!! Time well spent. Can't wait to see your next project.

sewprimitive karen said...

Good for you!! What a wonderful quilt.

Eileen said...

That is one georgous quilt but I can see why you will be glad to get to something else. All those little blocks. Since I haven't been checking you for awhile, I just wonder how you quilted them? Beautiful I know.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh my goodness, it is stunning!!! This will be an heirloom one day, that is if you keep the kids, critters, and family members off of it. Congrats for sticking with it for sooooo long!!! You should be proud of yourself. 8-))

Jan said...

Just incredible; what an achievement!

sue said...

Congratulations on a well earned accomplishment. I admire your fortitude. I'm sure my friend Liz (author of NI) would be duly impressed as well.
Sue in Wisconsin

merrily row said...

Yes, Yes, Yes!

It certainly was worth the uphill struggle. That is one gorgeous heirloom.

Pam said...

It is amazing and wonderful and you have sure done a fabulous job! If it was me I would still be on about block five! Congratulations!!!

Lynda said...

Congratulations - what a magnificent quilt. I've been keeping an eye on its progress.

scraphappy said...

Wow!! It may seem like you have been working on this one forever, but it is amazingly quick for a quilt of such magnitude. It is beautiful and worth all the time and effort.

Karen said...

It is beautiful, thanks for sharing the journey!!!

Hugs across the waters...from California

*karendianne. said...

You didn't think I was going to let this go by without a word or two, did you? This is such a sensational finish and just goes to show where "sticking to it" can get you. Success. I congratulate you for the disciple it took to get here. You are a truly great quilter my friend. From start to finish!!! …and so dang talented! :)

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