Friday, November 13, 2009

What I was doing yesterday...


Remember this? I have been working on this McKenna Ryan quilt for two and a half years now. It's all applique, thousands of bits of fabric! Most of the eight blocks have everything top stitched, but there are a few pieces here and there that still need top stitching.

Yesterday I finished the last block and managed to get the sashings on.


Here it is on the floor. It now needs some batting and a piece of backing fabric, and then .... quilting. I hope to hang it on the wall, so will make a hanger for it too. There are still some embellishments to add to it yet, the ducks want beads for eyes, the bird houses need some little wooden beads to join them all, so still a wee way from being finished, but it sure is good to see it being so closed to finished!!! Whew!

Carole :D

11 comments:

Joy said...

Oh Carole .... it's absolutely STUNNING!!! What a fabulous job you've done ... GAWJUS!!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Anonymous said...

Carole, Guess What!! On Tuesday I am going to a Quilt In Luncheon and the guest speaker is McKenna Ryan. I'm so excited as I love her quilts. Will take my camera with me. Jenni S. Melbourne

Deb said...

Carole, what a huge amount of work. It looks absolutely stunning. Well done you.
hugs Deb

Dotti said...

What a labor of love...but well worth it!

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Jennifer said...

That's gorgeous....worth every stitch!

Marls said...

It may have taken a long time to get it to a near finish but it is amazing. Well Done.

Jenxo said...

aww its beautiful carole, you must be pleased with yourself! gorgeous colors....

Anonymous said...

A stunning quilt Carole, the colours are glorious.
Jenni S.

Margaret said...

Looks fab, I'm so pleased you're working to get it finished, love it! Mx

Linda said...

What a fantastic project...you must be very proud of it.
A family heirloom without doubt...
Linda x
PS Thanks for your kind comments...and you made me laugh re: Amy and Johnny!

Linda said...

Are you kidddddding me!!!! This is GORGEOUS! Carole!!!! I love it...