Monday, March 14, 2011

Leanne's House Quilt Top Done

About six weeks ago I started working on this 8 y.o ufo. I had two blocks to embroider before I could put the quilt top together. Yesterday I finally got it done.
While my tastes have changed since starting this quilt, I can still say I enjoyed making it, and I love the different details over the quilt...the little stitcheries...
The needleturn appliques...
The blanket stitch appliques...
I now have until Friday to quilt it, bind it and add a label before I gift it on Saturday! Wish me luck. xo

28 comments:

Barb said...

Oh.....this is one awesome quilt

Maree: said...

Well Done Cathy..I have the same hanging up on my sewing room wall...it took me 12months of stitching days to do the blocks...
I still love it.
Lucky someone getting it as a Gift...
cheers

quiltmom said...

Wow Cathy,
You did all these beautiful stitcheries- and are giving it away. Lucky someone is all I can say- they are very fortunate- You did a fabulous job.
Will you stitch in the ditch between the blocks?
Thanks for sharing your wonderful piece.
Anna

Celia said...

well done.I have also completed some very old UFO's and its such a thrill!Check them out on my blog.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Congratulations on finishing! It's such a treasure.

Lynda said...

Your quilt top is so pretty Cathy - what a magnificent present.

Karen said...

You still have a lot of work left - good luck. I know the lucky person will treasure it.

Nedra said...

I have some UFO's that are atleast that old, and I'm too afraid to open the box.
Good for you for accomplishing a finish!

Andi said...

Can't believe you've finished that top. Well ... knowing you ... I can believe it but still .... amazing work!!!
Now ... get quilting!!!
Andi x

Deezebra said...

It's beautiful Cathy, well done for finishing it. I am sure it will be hugely appreciated and enjoyed for a lifetime! :)

nicolette said...

Oh wow, you did it! I’m curious to see what kind of quilting you will decide on! Good luck with finishing this beatiful gift!

Kathie said...

its beautiful and if anyone can get it done you can!
good luck I am routing for you!!!!
Kathie

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

It looks great Cathy! :) Good luck!

Stephanie said...

What a very special gift! Isn't it interesting how our tastes change over time?

Crispy said...

What a great quilt. I loved looking at all the different elements. Good Luck on getting 'er finished for Saturday :0)

Crispy

Shelley said...

What a great feeling to finish up something that's been patiently waiting for you :) It's lovely, and it will make a lovely gift!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Congratulations on getting that UFO finished. I love the quilt. This looks like a nice project to try various techniques on. Great idea! Good luck on getting everything done by Saturday.

Anna said...

beautiful, but I totally get how you outgrow your UFO's but like fashion, for me it seems to come back around!

alobsiger said...

Fantastic, Cathy! I'll bet it feels amazing to have the top done! A round of applause!!

Cardygirl said...

Just beautiful...still need to quilt mine!

circle retreat quilter said...

It looks so good and you make my heart sing knowing that you also have Ufo's of many years. thank you.....

Tatkis said...

Such a beautiful spring quilt! Lovely!

Best wishes,
Tatyana

Karen said...

This is lovely. What a wonderful gift- I know the receipient will treasure it. Gives me hope for my very old UFOs!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

I think it turned out so nice....

Janet said...

Well done, kudos to you for finishing an oldie but goodie. Someone will be overjoyed to get this one.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Congratulations Cathy...your quilt is just "stunning"....

Roseanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful now you would be very happy you have finished it.

Sonja♥ said...

I love it!!!