Saturday, May 21, 2011

Made the deadline !

I'm posting for Karen, as she has made her deadline, May 20th. We went together to the post office and had them postmarked today's date. Yeah !!! I also sent an entry in for my Roseville Ablum quilt. If you want to see it look at Glorious Applique blog site. We both work many long hours to get them ready for competition. She used one spool with 400 yards and probably close to half that amount on the second spool for hand quiting. She done diagonal lines, going different directions on alternating blocks plus outlined all the pieces. This quilt is made close to the original and used reproductions fabrics. She started this August 2010 and finished May 2011. We both didn't sew last night as it was such a relief to have them finished and both needed a break from quilting ! It has been a fun journey for both of us. Enjoy! Julee


  1. congratulations to that beautiful quiltfinish,it is so good ,to have finished something,i know that very well,happy stitching on something else,so,susi

  2. Julee,
    Please tell Karen that she did a WONDERFUL job with her quilt. It is gorgeous and should definitely win a blue ribbon! I love that she did the diagonal lines - it really creates an interesting affect and texture when you view the whole quilt. And I love how she treated the border - alternating the lines once again depending on the block beside it. Just beautiful.

    Let us know how the competition comes out! And I plan to check yours out too as I belong to Glorious Applique too.


  3. The quilting is beautiful. Well, the whole quilt is beautiful. Such a good finish.

  4. Tell Karen "Congratulations!" It is just lovely! The quilting is wonderful and I know I have seen the border in an earliers post, but I really like the changes she did to it. I am so impressed with how quickly she completed this quilt.
    Happy Stitching,

  5. OMG!!! Gorgeous quilt! I knew Karen would get it done on time and it would be beautiful, but WOW! I'm nearly speechless at this beauty. If I attempted to make that, it'd take me years to finish if it didn't kill me first. I'm content to be in awe of yours instead. Congrats and good luck!

  6. Wow! Congratulations to you both on your finishes! Karen your bride is fantastic and the quilting really makes it look so classic. Enjoy the glow of your finishes!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  7. Congratualtions on beautiful heirlooms!

  8. What an exciting finish!! The quilting is fabulous!

  9. Congratulations for you both. I have looked at the Glorious Applique blog and yours is beautiful. The CWB quilt is like a new version of the antique one. Love the embroided names of the horses and Hannible, even the fruitbasket is a copy of the old one.
    Together quilting is very inspiring isn't it?

  10. Congratulations to you both, to complete them so quickly is amazing, it is beautiful and you must be very proud, good luck in the competition,I look forward to hearing of successful results!

  11. Well done Karen, have you both finished your brides Julee or is your finish the Glorious Applique? Can you email a photo of the finished quilt so I can put it on the Finished page please..
    ooohh, I love finishes, wish I had some :o)

  12. OH MY GOSH This is so amazing Congratulations on finishing a spectacular quilt.


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