Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh My Gosh I Did It!


Finally Finally I have finished the Sweet Bliss quilt that was started over a year ago. I quilted it in Peg's challenge May/June last year (sorry Peg, alzheimers with the months).

sorry about the colour, due to wind I photographed the quilt on the shadecloth verandah late this afternoon
I had arrange the quilt block, alternating the centre blocks between cream and pale pink; in addition to what you can easily see with the block borders. I did consider fussy cutting the roses for the block centres but with the border I decided it was too much, and instead opted to also arrnge these within their 'circles'.

This afternoon I stitched the LAST bit of ricrac onto the frill. Boy was this a slow process, not to mention the procrastination!

simply stunning colours by Sue


I made this quilt using Sue Zipkins 'Bliss' range of fabric and Janelle Winds 'Sweet Janice' pattern. Hence the name 'Sweet Bliss'. I have had so many people comment on this quilt; and ask if it is to give away. Sorry but I am keeping this one. Love it love it love it!




I used the pink butterfly/rose fabricfor the backing

About the challenge, finish one project per month challenge that May Britt and Kris have organised. I have set myself a high, yet hopefully achievable, challenge within this challenge. I want to finish one quilt per month, in addition to any other projects. So far I have done well, this month just making it. Time will tell as to how I go with it.

23 comments:

bettsy said...

It is beautiful Bec - and sdometimes we just need to keep something special for ourselves. My monthly challenge is going much more slowly, but there is a new month coming up to get some more things done.

Joy said...

Oh it's beautiful!!! Congratulations!! You have every reason to be proud as punch ... and I wouldn't part with it either if I were you ;o)!!!! I didn't make the challenge this month [[sigh]] but there's always next month!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Purpleflowerpatch said...

Well done, Bec!!! That is one of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen!

Kate said...

Congratulations, it looks fantastic! After all that hard work, Im not suprised youre keeping it :-)

Farmyard Crafts said...

Well done Bec!! It's gorgeous!! You should be so proud of it!

Anita said...

OMG Bec that is beautiful! YOu have done a great job and the colours are so pretty.

Stina said...

Congratulations to you...the quilt is wonderful... and I just love the fabric you used for backing....
Goldstar to you!!! :o)

judy said...

good on you Bec you done it! maybe I had better try the monthly project challenge and I might get some things finished!

clare said...

That is really the prettiest quilt!
clares craftroom

Chookyblue...... said...

Such an achievement to have this done........congrats.......must tell Kris I have nothing done again this month............

Stephanie said...

Ric rac, ruffles, and scallops! GORGEOUS and what a terrific finish. You must be thrilled.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Congratulations on this finish! It is so gorgeous with all that lovely fabric and the design and the ruffle and ric rac. Something to be proud of for sure! Good for you!

MGM

MYRA said...

Yahoo! You made it for March! Quilt look great! 8-)

Linda said...

Gorgeous, beautiful fabrics and you got in under the wire for the finish for the month.

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats on finishing the quilt! It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm so glad that you're keeping it for yourself.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Congratulations Bec, I can only imagine how pleased you are that this beautiful quilt is finally finished..... I have many unfinished quilts so maybe this should be my challenge for this year. Get them backed, quilted, finished with what I have around the house. Good on you !!! xx

Guðrún said...

Hurray, great work Bec, you can be proud of yourself.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Bec....truly beautiful, well done Kiddo....

Maree said...

Congratulations this Quilt is just Gorgeous...love the ric rac it really sets if off..the fabrics are beautiful and really lend themselves to this pattern...high five.!!!
cheers

Flutterby Angel said...

Bec....this is a lovely quilt - so pretty....no wonder you are excited! I really love it too!

Karen said...

W-O-W!!! How gorgeous!!! I really love the rick rack you added. Sometimes great things take a long time to finish. I think it makes them all the more precious;)

Eileen said...

I thought I already commented on this one.. but I see I didn't.
LOVE the ric rac. That is a lot of sewing. Anmd the ruffle is simply perfect. A masterpiece!

Tracey said...

The frill edge on this quilt is wonderful, lovely soft colours too,

Take care