Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Applique complete (almost)

Happy Tuesday!



In keeping with finishing things up...Here is my Rose Sampler Supreme quilt. I started it 2 1/2 years ago, and slowly stitched all the blocks. All of this is needle turn applique. I saw this quilt in a quilt show and then saw the book at the library, and just loved it on many levels. Well, I checked out the book and would make about one block, then have to turn the book back in...and another lady was doing the same! So, we shared the book over the years, and at last, this top is pretty much completed!

This was one heck of a lot of applique!! The borders are sawtooth, hand appliqued as well. Much of the outer swag border is just pinned on and still needs to be stitched down, but the big thing is that it is all in one piece! Woohoo!! This back surgery thing has given me some time to finish up some "forever" projects, and I am so glad!


I walked 3 miles this morning, and it was really foggy! and now is so nice and warm. Off to clean! and arrange some more in my quilting room. Hope everyone has a wonderful day!!


JulieK


37 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's stunning! You have taken great advantage of your recovery time!

Linda said...

What a beauty, great way to use your recovery time. Enjoy sorting that room out.

~Joan said...

Wow, Julie. The fabrics are perfect for the quilt. Your work is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

~Joan

Darcie said...

It is lovely, Julie! Wow. I love the celery green (at least on my computer) with the pinky/red fabrics. What an accomplishment!

Leanne said...

That is lovely you should be proud - there is such a lot of work in it.

Carolyn said...

Wow, that is just gorgeous! I hope mine turns out as beautiful as yours!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Totally amazing!

meggie said...

That is beautiful, a real work of art & love.
Great recovery, if you are walking so well.

Meredith said...

Lovely quilt top. I can't wait to see how you finish teh top. Have fun cleaning.

Floss said...

Wow, it looks wonderful.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

The amount of work in your quilt, you must be so proud, it is stunning....

Patti said...

You did an exceptionally wonderful job on this quilt. Don't you just love needleturn applique? I find it so relaxing. It does take time, but who cares? The results are so worth it. Will you hand quilt it or machine quilt it (I've not read your blog long enough to know which you prefer doing.) Either way it's a prize winner for sure!

The Calico Quilter said...

Congratulations - the rose swag applique is outstanding! Sounds like you're feeling much better, with all that walking.

Are you working on the Hearts A Flutter BOM? I found out about it from your blog and started it too. I would love to see your progress. I'm almost ready to post pictures of the first three blocks.

Nancy in MT said...

Your quilt deserves triple !!!
It's stunning and even more so that you hand appliqued it. Love your storage area, Nancy

dot said...

Very nice. What a lovely quilt. It certainly catches the eye.

Gina said...

It's gorgeous. I've got that book as I've always meant to do it for my daughter. Unfortunately she'a turned into a tomboy so I don't think it would suit her

love and hugs xxx

Cheryl said...

Only thing I have to say is WOW!!!
Actually I could go on and on ...it's BEAUTIFUL!!

pamina said...

Waow ! what a marvellous quilt !

eileensattic said...

This is truly a masterpiece!

CONNIE W said...

Such a beautiful project. Well done!

Debra said...

Beautiful quilt you should be very proud of. Thanks for sharing.

Shelina said...

Oh my gosh, Julie, this quilt is absolutely gorgeous! What a great way to use your recovery time - I hope you are recovering quickly - and continue quilting afterwards.

Ali Honey said...

Congratulations on the fabulous quilt. The pink and green are yummy together. Be really proud of that quilt you have done an amazing job ; hours and hours of patience and love.

The walking is good, it will certainly benefit your recovery, so keep at it.You must be very pleased with your efforts!

Hugs from Ali.

Jackie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! It was definitely worth the 2.5 years. I am glad to hear that you are out walking and able to get around as well as finishing projects...you go girl!

Finn said...

OMG Julie, it's gorgeous! And stunning! And remarkable! If that is what you can accomplish with back surgery, maybe I'll have some too!!! *VBBS*
It really is a beautiful top, and I agree...A LOT OF APPLIQUE, but so worth it.
I've given way to your challenge and showed my oldest UFO. Now I think I'll stitch it together and add it to the current orphan blocks quilt I'm making *VBS*
Thanks for the push, Hugs, Finn

Quilting Cindy said...

That is beautiful!

Ginger Patches said...

Wow! That is absolutely beautiful!! What a lot of work you have put into that but how worth it!!!

paula, the quilter said...

That is an absolutely beautiful quilt. I have always loved the red and green Baltimore combo and you have done a beautiful, beautiful job of it!

Suze said...

That is one gorgeous quilt. Everytime you look at it you will remember the pleasure you got from stitching it.

What was the name of the book?

Eileen said...

Great quilt, julie. Worth all the work. Those things are not made in a week.
Gglad you're feeling so much better. Waking is good and then siting and sewing. Tis the life.

Marcie said...

What a beautiful job you are dooing Julie! That is a treasure! And I love the library story!

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Rabbit Stitchings said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!!!! Stunning, beautiful WOW... You did such a super job on that, all that applique!

That is funny you and another gal were using the same book from the library and trading out who had it LOL...

WTG on your 3 miles!

Linda_J said...

Wow, Julie--this is truly a masterpiece work so way to go on a near completion. Tons and tons of hand work.

Sounds like you are recuperating nicely from your recent surgery. Hurray for the 3 mile mark. I have been walking steadily for a year now and worked up from barely 1.7 to 3.08 and the past 3 days 3.3 miles in 62 mins. That is really enough since I go out 5 or 6 days out of 7. Let's cheer each other one, okay?

Jeanne said...

It is so beautiful! Your work is amazing. Thank you for sharing your progress.

Marilyn R said...

Julie, this is going to be one stunning quilt! what a great way to spend the time you need to recover from surgery!

ladydi said...

This quilt is an inspiration! Such lovely work, and your colors are exquisite. I think I would have bought a copy of the book.(!)