Sunday, January 24, 2010

Finished...at last!

It is a wonderful feeling to put the final stitches on the binding of a quilt.

A couple of days before Christmas, I received the call I had been waiting several months for...my Christmas Belles quilt was ready to collect from the machine quilters :)

I couldn't be happier with the job she did! See how the little girls' skirts puff out? See how the lines of stippling enhance the hand stitching of the legs and shoes? Ahhhhh.....it makes me so happy :)

The DS tape dilemma from yesterday turned out to be the little push I needed to finish off the binding (not my favourite job!) and tick this quilt off my to-do list. I've even made the quilt label for the back, and am about to write it into my Quilt Journal...it is such a wonderful feeling :)
TTFN xxx


9 comments:

Vicki said...

Welcome back Susan! It is a great feeling to cross an item off the 'to do' list especially one as big as this one!!!! Congrats and it looks fantastic!!!

texmorg said...

Wow it looks fantastic.Beautiful.Really really nice. And i love how the skirts puff out as well. So nice. What are you going to do with it now.
xx

Hope said...

Yay! Well done, the final result is beautiful. Some gorgeous fabrics in that quilt.

Janellybelly said...

Hip Hip HOORAY, it looks like it was worth the wait :) Um, maybe I will finish mine for this Christmas...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

So glad to see that you finally got the quilt back - and it looks like it was worth the wait! What a beautiful quilt it is - no doubt it will take pride of place in your Christmas decorating this year:)

Glad you had a great holiday in NSW - and found time for some scrapping.

Tracey said...

I have so much quilt envy, I just love them so much but just know I would never get one finished.
Can't wait to see it for real. Can't wait to catch up either. Want to hear all about the holiday.
love me :-)

Vanessa said...

Delurking to tell you how beautiful I think it is. Just love the stitching and the colours. Gorgeous fabrics! You are so talented!!

Shiree said...

have you seen this Suzitee...pop over and have a look here;
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and here...
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I just know that you will be interested
hmmm I am sure that I made a comment on this blog the other day telling you how beautiful Christmas Belles is, but I don't see it anywhere! anyway it is simply DELIGHTFUL!!

Anonymous said...

STUNNING..ABSOLUTELY STUNNING.
Your my hero! I idolise your work...it is so precise....

hugs
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