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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

~OPAM September 2013......A Gardener's Journal FINISHED~



Hi Everyone
Introducing my OPAM (One Project A Month) for this month
doing a great big Happy Dance wooo hoooo
my Gardener's Journal quilt is finally finished
and I am soooo happy with it!!!




I remember a few months into starting this quilt I broke my arm which just put me back several months in everything and at one stage wondered if I would ever get it done!!! 
 I'll never take the use of 2 arms for granted again....



Thank you so much Chooky and Peg who are the inspiration for doing this Quilt in Stitch-a-long
and also thank you to all the fellow stitchers out there for all the support and encouragement along the way in getting this quilt finally completed....

I have thoroughly enjoyed doing my Gardener's Journal and I will bring it up to Nundle next year to show it off.....

And thank you Peg and Kris for hosting OPAM
I love that most months I can get a project complete no matter how small

Till then.....Happy Stitching
'bye, Dzintra xoxo


And this is how it all started off
A Gardener's Journal pattern by Anni Downes of Hatched and Patched

17 comments:

Nat Palaskas said...

Wooo Hooo! Congratulations on the grand finished. I know you love hand embroidery, but you finished it all beautifully. Well done! And yes we need both hands and arms to claps and cheer :) Have a great day - Hugs Nat

Grethe said...

Congratulations on your finish of the GJ ! It is such a beautiful quilt, wonderful work done:))

shez said...

cant wait to see this in real life Dzintra,well done on your gorgeous finish.xx

Sue-Anne said...

Congratulations, it looks great! It is no small feat finishing off that project.

Sandi said...

Wow, Dzintra, your Gardener's Journal quilt is fabulous! Well done on competing such a beautiful project with the setbacks you have had.

Roseanne said...

Dzintra, your GJ quilt is just beautiful well done on a big finish.

Kath said...

well done for not giving up and pushing it to the back of the cupboard! You did such a beautiful job of this quilt. I love it! the fabrics you used are just adorable.

Susan said...

Well done, it's a lovely finish. Beautiful pieced back too.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

So, so pretty my dear. I love that you are so productive and always have something extremely detailed and artistic to start and FINISH! LOVE THIS, and sending you warm and fond greetings. Anita

Fiona said...

A fabulous finish Dzintra.... no wonder you are pacing out the happy dance...
Hugz

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Stunning!!!!! well done Dzintra

Rachaeldaisy said...

Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful and special quilt. It's been such a joy watching as you stitched each block, and then hearing your thoughts about the fabrics and backing. So much work has gone into it. The quilting looks wonderful too. Have you picked out another Anni Downes quilt pattern to work on? :)

Palomasea said...

Congratulations, dearest Dzintra!!
It is GORGEOUS, and I am in awe of creations like this...as well as your tenacity and patience!
My daughter is learning machine sewing in school right now, and my mother sewed beautifully...how I wish I would have learned from her...
This isn't just sewing, it is beautiful art!!
Brava!
And enjoy your sweet grands, dear friend....
Your quilt would be a perfect entry in our state fair...thank you for visiting!!
Much love,
- Irina

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious friend! Thank you for coming to visit today, and yes, what WOULD happen I wonder, if the entire world took one day off from commerce, war, school and work, and just did an act or two of kindness for one another. I just wonder...

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks gorgeous xxx

Chookyblue...... said...

so pleased you have finally got your quilt finished........it looks great......love the fabrics you choose to do it in and I do hope you bring it to Nundle next year............that would be great..........

Tatkis said...

Fantastic! Such lovely quilt - great finish, congratulations!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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