Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Show and Tell

I have a little something to show you today. Something I am very proud of. I'm a bit excited :)
After a very very long absence from the blog, I can finally show you, in it's completed form, my A Gardeners Journal quilt! WOOOHOOOOOOOOO!

Can you tell I'm a bit excited? LOL

I stitched this quilt as part of the Stitch-a-long group organised by Chookyblue
In fact, it was Chooky who encouraged me to locate my book and get stitching...she can be pretty persuasive :) I stitched it in fairly good time, but the top sat at the quilters for almost a whole year :( I received the quilted top just before Christmas, and procrastinated until yesterday, when my dear friend Fiona sat with me at my kitchen table, and wouldn't let me leave until the binding was stitched down :)

The quilting is divine...
...as you can see by looking at it from the back. Such gorgeous texture. Such bright happy colours. Such glorious completion. Sigh.


I even got a bit inspired with my quilt label...


...I'm usually so anxious to move a finished quilt out of my craft room that I whack any old label on, but it was so hot in Perth today that I used it as a good excuse to turn the airconditioner on :)

So there you have it...another COMPLETED project for January! Love that :)

TTFN xxx

11 comments:

Linda said...

Oh its gorgeous Susan, looking forward to seeing it hanging on your wall IRL.
xx

Cardygirl said...

Just beautiful Susan...you must be thrilled! Well done!

mickey said...

It's lovely! You did a wonderful job! Well worth the wait and the effort~ :)

Samelia's Mum said...

So beautiful! I love the colours and fabrics which you used. I'm inspired!

Kristi said...

So pretty....I love it.

Jill said...

Squeeee!!! I had to put down the smartphone and run to the computer to get a good look at this!!!

Oh Suzan-- it's so wonderful!!! I love the color/print combo, and of course the adorable embroidery. I can't imagine how great it must feel to see it completed. I laughed when I read that your friend held you hostage until you finished it-- too funny!

Lovelovelove it! Well done, my friend!

Hugs,
Jill

Hope said...

Wonderful! It looks amazing, well done you. Still can't believe how long it was at the quilters.

Tracey said...

It is totally beautiful and i am very jealous. Can't wait to have a finished quilt
Love me :-)

tillymint said...

Oh my... that is so gorgeous and the colours are just wonderful! I have only recently started this quilt, I'm still on the first block so I have a long way to go yet! Seeing yours has inspired me to keep going with it :)

Chookyblue...... said...

Oh I remember that little hassling about locating your book etc............how long ago was that.......it would have been lost if I didn't hassle........lol..........your Gj is beautiful......such a different range of fabric to use but it is beautiful.....and I am so thankful for your friend Fiona not letting you leave the binding until it was finished........thanks for being a wonderful part of the SAL........
PS beautiful label.......

Farm Girl said...

Wow Susan, it is stunning, I do see some Nicey Jane in there too! Fabulous quilting, and stitching, and I love your label. Great effort, considering you started after most of us, and still finished it before many of us(including me!)