Friday, 12 January 2018

My Never Ending Quilt

Hello all,
My first post this year and about time I looked lively, wished everyone a very Happy New Year and shared some needlework.

No-one will remember my Never Ending quilt, mentioned sporadically on my blog, enthusiastically started about eight years ago, abandoned to the Dreaded Drawer when almost finished, and then rescued guiltily and worked upon in fits and starts only when my sewing companions asked for its whereabouts.



I can finish the top part of a quilt without problems but when it comes to assembling the backing, batting and borders and then struggling with the bulk slipping off the table while sewing, I just don´t want to know.



I did a lot of work on this quilt,  hand embroidering fourteen patterns by Bronwyn Hayes and making pretty patchwork blocks, some inspired by Leanne Beasley´s quilt called `Journey of a Quilter´



I added a few fancy embroidered seams, beads and bits and pieces of crochet.



Well, last month with the looming dread that my visiting daughter at Christmas would yet again inquire with a fatalistic intonation whether my quilt was at last completed, I put to finishing it before her arrival and am pleased to announce that it can no longer be referred to as `The Never Ending´ quilt.





(Cartoon by Allie Brosh)
Until next week,

Sheryl

33 comments:

  1. Sheryl, Congratulations on finishing your quilt! I'm so glad you did because it is a beauty! I love how you incorporated different forms of needlework. I love how you added the crochet lace with the embroidery stitches on the edge. The embroideries are charming and the lace and crochet flowers in the pot is brilliant!! This was a long labor of love and it was worth every second! Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

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  2. Everything about your NEQ is beautiful. the blocks are so diverse yet complimentary. Will you start another? lol.
    xx, Carol

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  3. It is gorgeous!! I'd love to see another picture of the whole quilt. Love your colors, all your handwork, beautiful.

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    1. Thanks for adding the pic of it on the bed, it is gorgeous.

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  4. Excellent! Love the colors and all the detail work. What a beautiful quilt.

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  5. That is a beautiful quilt. You must be so pleased that it is finished.

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  6. Wow Sherryl, that has become a fantastically beautiful quilt. So many magical blocks have you worked. It's nice that you finished sewing it.
    Hugs, Martina

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  7. It's such a beautiful quilt. I love the colors

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  8. What a beauty , love the colours , the extra stitching , the stitchery every thig looks so beautiful , well done .

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  9. Well done. Not only a lovely result, but a load off your mind as well!

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  10. Congratulations Sheryl - that is a beautiful quilt! The colours are gorgeous and it's so clever of you to have incorporated so many crafts. It must feel so good to have it finished.

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  11. Hello Sheryl,
    what a wonderful quilt. All the stitchingblocks looks great.

    Have a nice weekend.
    Manuela

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  12. One of the prettiest quilts I have ever seen. A real treasure! Well done.

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  13. Now that is a stunner, so many beautful things on it. Well done Sheryl.

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  14. You must be feeling a little elated after finishing a UFO that has been there for that long! It's a lovely quilt with lots of lovely blocks and now you can look at it and enjoy it rather than that feeling of dread when looking a a UFO!

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  15. Wow! This is gorgeous! Well done. Congrats on the finish!

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  16. Your quilt is very beautiful ! Congrats on finishing it :) It is a great relief to have something finished that is waiting for a long time.

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  17. I am so glad you finished your quilt,it is absolutely gorgeous.I love the details and stitching you added.Huge congratulations for staying withi it.

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  18. It is absolutely gorgeous! So many details to ponder! Lovely.

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  19. Oh, Sheryl!
    What an amazingly beautiful quilt! Gosh, all that embroidery. I’d be afraid to use it, if I were you, but then we have cats who think our bed is their bed! We do have a hand made quilt on our bed, but it is protected by a blanket or two!
    Love the little caption/cartoon, I felt just like that when I finished my recent Goldwork ..... couldn’t think what I’d been stitching before it, and I have so many projects I could be working on too!
    Well done on a great finish!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  20. An amazing heirloom!AriadnefromGreece!

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    Beautiful Blanket!

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  22. What a gorgeous quilt!The details are amazing.Congrats on finishing it.

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  23. Such a beautiful quilt! I can see why it took some time. I struggle with the putting it all together too. It looks stunning, so worth the struggle! x

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  24. lovely, lovely, lovely! What a gorgeous quilt you made. It took some time but it is worth it!

    Have a nice week,
    Evelyne

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  25. Wow, that's a great finish! And one long in the making too. I think it's kind of neat that you worked on this for so long, you can truly say it's a project that had accompanied you on a lot of your crafting-journey and probably seen you grow as a crafter too!

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  26. It certainly is gorgeous Sheryl and worth the wait. I love all of the details you added. Your hand stitching is beyond perfection. I truly enjoy seeing your work and so appreciate it. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

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  27. Oh Sheryl, that is so gorgeous. I really like how you have added the extra bits of embroidery...

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  28. What a beautiful quilt! I am so pleased that you finished it, the colours are stunning and the amount of work that you put into it means that it should not be hiding in a drawer. Well done you for finishing. xx

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  29. WOOOHOOO!!! I love the colors and combination of embroidery, applique & piecing. I totally understand it being called your Never Ending Quilt. I hope someday I'll have the big happy dance and sigh of relief of being finished hand quilting (in year 4? now) a quilt. Yeesh - what was I thinking!?

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  30. Hi Sheryl wow your quilt is gorgeous,so pretty,love the colours you have used,awesome finish my friend xx

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  31. Congratulations, Sheryl, what a beautiful quilt this is. Too beautiful to let it languish somewhere in a drawer. I love the fabric colors you used. And look at the wonderful embroidered and crocheted blocks and embellishments you added. Stunning!

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