Sunday, April 2, 2017

Quilting is finished on "Contentment"...


Here is is, stretched out on our lumpy ol' bed...the hand quilting is done on our anniversary quilt, "Contentment."

This is a crappy picture, but I will take a better one after I bind it.

Thank you to all of you for your love and encouragement on this project!  I could not have done it without YOU!  This is the first thing I have finished since my parents' fatal accident, and I am in a much better place now than I was when I resumed my work on this project.

Now, I am going to plunge my craggy thumb in my tub of Bag Balm and put on an old sock for the rest of the day!

In stitches,
Teresa   :o)

31 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love following your progress. Gold star for you!!!

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  2. Stunning quilt and fabulous quilting--you do such beautiful work...glad you are feeling better, it takes time...hugs, Julierose

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  3. What a beautiful quilt!! I'm just in awe of talent!

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  4. bet you are glad you are done! beautiful quilt, wonderful work - I bet this helped you work through your grief.

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  5. Wonderful, beautiful quilt. You are so talented in design and execution. It was a thrill to see it's progression as you worked on this. Bravo!

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  6. Beautiful work. There is something so awesome about a hand-quilted quilt in both beauty and texture. My hands don't like me as much when I hand quilt so I learned to FMQ on my DSM - having a ball, but it is different than hand quilting in look and texture. Love your work - truly art.

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  7. Awesome. Echo quilting was a perfect choice for this quilt.

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  8. Wow, this is beautiful - congratulations on getting it to this stage - it sounds like there is a lot of emotion sewn into those stitches. Gorgous quilting on it - I am in awe of those who can hand quilt :-)

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  9. Congratulations! I'm so pleased hand quilting has helped you with your grief.

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  10. I just love it, what a way for memories to be put to fabric and tell a story on your quilt. Now that is an heirloom. So happy for you.

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  11. What an accomplishment! And a treasure. Congratulations.

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  12. Gorgeous...and what fun it was to watch it come to fruition!!

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  13. Wow it's amazing! You must feel like you've given birth! You need a rest now after all that hard labour! So many memories stitched into that quilt!

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  14. It's truly a master piece. It's been a fun following your progress on this one. I'm glad it helped you through the grieving process. LOL at your thumb in a sock. Hope it heals quick.

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  15. Yowsers! That is quite an accomplishment. I can't wait to see more pics. I'll be thinking of you as your heart and thumb heal.

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  16. What an amazing job you have done on this quilt!! Praying your heart and thumb will heal.

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  17. Потрясающая работа!!! Очень нравятся Ваши работы и нравится ваш блог!

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  18. While I usually focus on how much I love each individual block and the stories you tell, I have to say that your use of color in this quilt is amazing. To have created something so full of life and joy during a time of such grief is an incredible accomplishment. Thank you for sharing the journey with us.

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  19. Magnificent!!! Congratulations on finishing it!!

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  20. The quilt is amazing and I am sure holds so many happy time memories for you. Congratulations on a beautiful finish

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  21. Bravo ... you did it! Beautiful! There is a lot of stippling in that quilt ... OMG.

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  22. What a testament to the healing power of time and quilting. It's an amazing accomplishment and abeautiful journal of your family.
    Pat

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  23. It's just wonderful--so fun and creative--congratulations!!!

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  24. Your quilt and quilting are both absolutely amazing! Hugs,

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  25. Very nice! The quilting did not take nearly as long as I thought it would. That encourages others to quilt their quilts by hand. This quilt is so happy and cheerful and pretty!

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  26. Simply amazing!! Your choices all through were so good and contributed to the overall beauty. Congratulations!

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  27. You must have super speed hand quilted your quilt. Thousands of tiny stitches!

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing your quilt, your story, and yourself with us. I'd love to do an anniversary quilt someday (our anniversary is July 4 and it will be 36 years this summer!). Your quilting and applique are wonderful (I love applique; it's my favorite!!). Can't wait to see your masterpiece binded. What's next?? HA!

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