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Saturday, November 22, 2008

20 years in the making...is this a record or what!!!

Out of the dim darks comes my quilt...would you believe started in 1985 and finished in 2005!!! It must be a record of some sorts I figure!!! What started off at a local Playgroup just for fun...turned into this as I started to learn all about Log Cabin, Churn Dash, Dresden Plate, Cathedral Window, blocks...etc At first I thought I would just make one block just to be in on it with the other Mums...I hadn't done much sewing at all... Then I thought, okay that wasn't too bad, I'll do another...then another. I thought all right then I'll do three and turn it into a wallhanging as a welcome to our new home...we were due to move in a few weeks. Three turned into six, the move happened to small acres, I became caught up in therapies, programmes, new schools and the rest of it.
Some years later I came across them and went to a local sewing group and one of the ladies said ...why don't I turn it into a quilt!!! I went what??? Slowly but surely...time passed...I got it all together, then we moved...again!!! The move happened, the quilt top re-emerged...a quilter was recommended to me...off I went, had it quilted and here 'tis...

This was all done in the days before the rotary cutter...how much easier that would've been!!!

...showing the underside...


...Log Cabin...

...close up of the quilting...
Have started another quilt...hope it doesn't take another twenty years!!!

6 comments:

Kimonos and Sushi said...

Love the quilt. It doesn't matter how long it takes to make the quilt. You have indeed done a great job..3 cheers
Andrea:)

Margaret said...

Well there is time for me to keep going, I made my first block this year and thought , give that away and stick to the embroidery,and small things. Love that quilt.

a good yarn said...

It must be like an old friend and it will always have that wonderful story attached to it. It turned out very well and the quilting is pretty.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Relyn said...

WOW!! This is really beautiful. I'd say it was worth the wait and the time invested. You have some kind of talent.

Carla said...

Hi Dzintra, I love your quilt, it must have taken ages. I treasure the things my mum makes for me by hand. I have a lovely collection of scarves and slippers. Good for cold winter days. Keep quilting. Carla x

Millie said...

Lovely story Dzintra! What an heirloom you've created, I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come. You are to be commmended for your perseverance, wish I could have just a few microns of what you obviously have in abundance!
Millie ^_^

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