Monday, February 6, 2012

Finished at last.

After eighteen months off and on, my bride is finished and delivered to my quilter, who will have her ready for me to finish for an exhibition in March. It has been an enjoyable journey, sometimes challenging, and very rewarding. The most frustrating part has been finding it very difficult {impossible} to post photos of my progress. I think any other stitching will an anti climax for a few months, however now my very neglected garden will get some attention.  Ann in N.Z.




16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Congratulation, and good luck on the exhibition.

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  2. It's beautiful and I love how you have made some of the blocks personal to you. Well done!

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  3. It is beautiful. I just received the pattern and the kit!!!! I only have to buy the background..... Love your colorchoice.

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  4. Your top is fabulous!! I hope you'll show it to us again when it's quilted. Congratulations! It's quite an accomplishment. It inspires me to get back at mine :0)

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  5. Congratulations Ann your top is so beautiful and I love how you make your top personal to you. Please show us your top when it is quilted and good luck on the exhibition.

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  6. Ann it is just beautiful. I love your personal blocks, especially the horse and cart, but yet it still has that special Civil War Bride Quilt appearance overall. Well done!!
    Cheri

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  7. Your quilt is so beautiful!!! I really like all your personal touches. Post again when it is finsihed.

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  8. Wonderful quilt! My complements! I have just finished block one and started on block two. A long way to go...

    Sylvia from The Netherlands, Europe

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  9. I can appreciate not getting a good photo BUT I see some special blocks...buggy/horse and a house and front garden. What other unique things did you do ?

    Thanks for showing us!!! We all love a good kick in the pants to sew more.

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  10. The table block just didn't appeal to me, so I made an urn with more berries in it, and as I am a huge fan of Michele Hills' patterns, I used a tree of hers and put the white ponies under it,[they are two who have been very special to me.] I decided the bride needed a house to live in, and as another interest of mine is carriage driving, included my black pony and red gig. Other than that I pretty well stuck to the pattern, oh yes, as i pressed the finished top, found a tiny blood stain on the bird of paradise block and had to add some acorns to cover it, luckily that block had oak leaves. Like you I found seeing other peoples progress was the needed kick in the pants, and having a deadline of an exhibition was what really kept me going, good luck!

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  11. Congratulations on your beautiful top, green is a great background, let your garden wait, it is quilting time!

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  12. Ann, this is sooo pretty! Congratulations on finishing the CWB!!! I love your choice of the grey-greenish background. Gives a real antique appeal. Wonderful work, and only 18 months!!! I am impressed!

    Greetings from the Rhine,
    Britta

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  13. This will be a not-to-be-forgotten entry in your exhibition. Lovely, lovely work.

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  14. Ficou simplesmente maravilhoso este trabalho.
    Parabéns!!

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  15. Congratulations! It is beautiful.

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  16. Hola,no sé si me entiende mi idioma yo e puesto el traduztor.me gustaría saber como dispone las telas antes de empezar el quil
    Yo lo tengo hace años, pero no sé que telas y como elegirlas gracias

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