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Monday, February 1, 2010

It's Done!!!!!

Much as I wanted to be able to say I finished my Dutch Treat quilt in January, I just couldn't get all of the binding done in one evening. But I did finish it today!

21 months..April 23, 2008 was the date I made my first 4" block. I started hand quilting in October 2009 and didn't really work on it much all of November 2009 as I recovered from the flu. It's been a long process, but I've loved every minute of the journey.


I will never be an expert hand quilter but I am so proud of myself for doing this and it will be one of my treasured quilts.






It's hard to get a full picture but I may be able to get one tomorrow when my oxygen delivery person is here and can assist Tom in holding it up (he's a kind and generous person). It will be laundered by then as well.

20 comments:

karenfae said...

Mary it is wonderful!!!! what an accomplishment. I so love your border that you made for it,
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Karen said...

That is truly a beauty. Oh, how I would love it for my bedroom. I have a blue & white room. Well, I guess I could have one if I got busy. Think I will look for the book and think about the project some more. You have made yourself an heirloom quilt.

Donna said...

I commented once, and somehow it doesn't show, Mary, so I'll repeat. Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the border you did, and the scalloped edge just finishes it off beautifully! What a treasure! It looks to me like you did a great job of hand quilting.

Geta Grama said...

I think not too many quilters in the world would have the patience to make such a quilt. It is a treasure, just like your Sylvia's Bridal Sampler.
Absolutely beautiful ! I see many prizes in the near future !

Barb said...

Mary, that quilt is totally amazing...truly awe inspiring....I am speechless!!

Crispy said...

Wow Mary it is just beautiful, your border just makes this quilt sing!! Well Done My Friend!!!!

Crispy

Annika said...

So lovely! Congratulations on a very nice job done! I´m impressed :)

Yvette said...

I am sitting here with my jaw on the ground! That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen. I wish I could see it in person.

Sunna Reyr said...

Beautiful, simply beautiful and I wish I could see it in person too. Look forward to seeing more photos.

Sherry said...

BEAUTIFUL job its all so wonderful and in such a short time. You should be very proud of your self.

Reeze Hanson said...

What an accomplishment Mary, and hand quilted to boot!! Amazing. I have wanted to do this quilt and just can't bring myself to start it even tho I have drooled over the pattern for years. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Just beautiful.
Feelow Kansas Quilter, Reeze
PS, my son graduated from Pitt State last year!!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt!

Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster said...

It is simply breathtaking. It would be one of my cherished quilts too. Well done!
Nancy

Anne at Film and Thread said...

That is really beautiful and a true labor of love. Congratulations!

Lynn said...

Wow - that about says it all. What a beautiful quilt. You have reason to be proud of it as it is exquisite!

Haleyknitz said...

goodness it's lovely!

Shiree said...

oh my, that is truly fabulous!

lisa said...

wow... that is really beautiful!! you have done an amazing job! I love love love it!

Lindi said...

It's fabulous! Such a lot of work and love that's gone into that quilt. It's an heirloom!

Shasta said...

Wow! Congratulations on completing such a beautiful quilt. It is absolutely gorgeous!