Monday, August 26, 2013

And we're all done :-)

My goodness, what a flurry of finishing activities. The quilt is bound, labelled, ticketed and bagged ready for delivery on Thursday. I'm really surprised that I have a couple of spare days - actually, colour me amazed!

Today I hung the quilt in the dining room - I didn't do myself any favours by having the quilt scrunched up on the lounge overnight (mid hanging sleeve application) but hopefully it'll be alright on the day. Can you see my fingers crossed??

And because a blog post always needs some eye candy, here you go:

This quilt is just a touch smaller than my Nearly Insane quilt. Not by much, just an inch or two. Forgive my dining chairs for photo-bombing. It would not have killed me to move them out of the way, surely??

And here's another close up of the quilting. You can't even imagine how relieved I was to know with certainty that all the blue lines are gone.

So, now all I can do for Mrs Billings is wait. Sometimes it's the hardest part, but I'll fill you in if I have any interesting news. In the meantime, I'm looking forward to working on some other projects. Nothing big just yet - I want to be able to flit from one thing to another ... I haven't done that in a while!

Chatter soon :-)

26 comments:

Frances said...

Epic effort, you must be so pleased to see it complete. Enjoy those 'flitty' projects.

Lorraine said...

Good work! Mrs Billings looks amazing - I so admire your ability to stick to one project at a time....looking forward to seeing it IRL.

Sheila said...

Fingers crossed for you

Noela said...

Wow your quilt is fantastic. Hugs.....

sandra said...

So where are you sending it? Are you entering it in a show. I'm sure it will do very well if you are, your work is meticulous. it is a stunning quilt!

Jitka said...

Beautiful.

Jill said...

Wonderful hand quilting! Best wishes.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

What show are you sending it to? Take a deep breath and let it out - doesn't that feel good to have such a major quilt finished :) of course the blue lines came out - they always do if you do it right!! It has been such a pleasure watching you make this quilt - I almost want to make it too!

Me and My Stitches said...

So beautiful! I love everything about it - the pattern, fabrics and your wonderful hand quilting. You do such amazing work!

Miriam said...

Congratulations on such an amazing finish!
Beautiful quilting!

Deb said...

Your quilt is so stunning and it seems like you finished this is record time!! Congratulations. I really love it!!

Yvette said...

A masterpiece!!! You did a phenomenal job, I wish I could see it in person to really get a good look.
Take a bow, you deserve it.

Linda said...

So, so beautiful Tazzie. A huge sigh of relief, kick your feet up and just breathe!!

Cille said...

You already know I'm in awe of your quilt. It's fantastic and I love every time my eye catch a new detail... Which it does all the time! I have to decide for a border for a quilt of mine and I keep looking at your quilt knowning the answer is in there.

tirane93 said...

astounding - start to finish this quilt has just amazed me. what excellent work and what an exercise in patience!

Nicole said...

What a tremendous effort! Such a lot of work! You did a fabulous job and this quilt will be your legacy. An epic accomplishment.

Nancy said...

An amazing accomplishment - take a bow!

Shay said...

Whoooooooooooooo Hoooooooooo- she's done!

Ohhh Tazz - this really is an amazing work of art . Utterly perfect in every way.

I suspect the reason that chair didn't get moved is because you were too bloody tired from finishing the quilt !

Chookyblue...... said...

i've been tempted by this quilt............yours is gorgeous.......well done huge effort..........

Pip said...

Mad clapping from me :) a really lovely quilt, you must have had a few late nights finishing this one off, now give yourself a well deserved rest.

Leanne said...

BIG GOLD STAR for you. It looks amazing.

pandchintz said...

Fabulous!! Congratulations......and with days to spare!! Fingers are crossed for you! Don't be surprised if you suffer post Billings Blues - I know several people who did, including myself!! Relax and take a break for a while. Yay!!!

Lou - Max and Louise Pattern Co said...

AMAZING!
You love a challenge.... and a deadline to boot! Working to a deadline is a surefire way to keep the energy levels up.... well done.

loulee said...

It looks fantastic. :-)
I can't imagine you doing smaller projects, are you sure you're not ready for another big busy piece?

Teresa Rawson said...

MY, OH MY!!! This is drop-dead gorgeous! All I can say is wow! WELL DONE! This is an amazing quilt...give those little tootsies (your aching fingers) some well-deserved time off!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jan said...

What a wonderful heirloom you have created! I know it's probably just me, but it seems like it didn't even take that long! I is beautiful!

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