Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Dreaded Quilt Finished

I have to say that I am glad it is over. The Quilt covered my life for nearly a month. Why did I choose such a large project for my first attempt at quilting??  I can say I learned a whole lot on this project.
Here it is completed. I am standing in front of it for scale. I had to stretch some string between a couple of bookcases in the livingroom and pin it up for a photo. It is queen sized.
I am pleased that it is finished way ahead of the holidays so I don't have to try to get it finished for Frank's January birthday.

15 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

What a beautiful quilt!! Frank is going to be thrilled! Is that photo transfers in there as well?

It's also wonderful getting to see you, Lisa!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Wow.. thats a LOT of work you put in there. Wish I could see the photos on it better but Blogger keeps things small now. He is going to be so jazzed when he sees this. I did a log cabin queen quilt years ago and it seemed like I would never get done with it. Good job Lisa.

Teri C said...

It's AWESOME!
There is a lot of work in this, aka a lot of love! Such a good feeing when a big project is done.

Lynn said...

Terrific Lisa...hard to believe this is a first try at quilting! You did a beautiful job of it. And yes, I know what a huge accomplishment it is to do something this large! (never again! for me)...The recipient will be so very very pleased.

sukipoet said...

a month. ?? it would take me a few years to do this. actually when i clicked on it i got a larger photo and could see the photos on the quilt pretty well.

a great project done in record time. kinda nice to see you too as i had no idea what you looked like!

Katiejane said...

Oh Lisa! What a beautiful quilt, and your first one??? You did a wonderful job on this. I did a tiny block quilt when I was in high school and that was enough for me. Not my venue.
I agree with Laure, it's good to see you in a photo. You look great!

Katiejane said...

Oh Lisa! What a beautiful quilt, and your first one??? You did a wonderful job on this. I did a tiny block quilt when I was in high school and that was enough for me. Not my venue.
I agree with Laure, it's good to see you in a photo. You look great!

Julie said...

Hey Lisa! Love your sweater!!! The quilt is a huge, amazingly meaningful and beautiful success!!! I know you are so happy to have it completed...and yes...so large a quilt for your first one was crazy...but you DID IT!!! Congratulations. I get the feeling you don't let anything keep you from moving ahead. You are a wonder woman!
Xoxo Julie

Deb said...

Beautiful colours in your quilt Lisa. What a fabulous job!

messyfish said...

wow! that is big and beautiful and amazing. What a huge project, but well worth it. A lovely gift to keep forever!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
You are amazing! Wow!
Frank will love his special birthday quilt.
I am impressed! Wow...
I do think you are a true "can do"
sort of lady.
You look really good too.
Sherry

soulbrush said...

THIS IS TANFASTIC! And sooo nice to see you again too dear one. Well done- can't believe it's your first quilt ever!

verobirdie said...

WOW, I'm so impressed! You must be so proud!

SandyCarlson said...

That quilt, like you, is awesome!

yoon see said...

Wow! I need to scream...I never seen such a big quilt before!

I salute you Lisa for finishing it on time! Lovely quilt with some repetition and contrast!

Your blog now is also a great art gallery, I don't even have to travel afar to visit your art gallery!