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Monday, June 1, 2009

Without haste

A few days ago I hung this quilt on my loungeroom wall...stood back & admired it...and thought of it's long journey to that place.
It was begun many years ( probably > 10yrs) in a workshop with Sue Cody. First attempt at needleturn applique...unsure about picking colours.
Because it was harder than what I was used to, work progressed slowly...then we moved...renovated one house, then began building another. Children grew... husband's changed jobs...I did some study...then some more...all the time this was hiding in my cupboard.
About 3 years ago I finished the applique on the sawtooth border, & put it away to be hand quilted...it slept again!
Late last year I pulled it out, mentally gave myself a talking to & sent it off to be machine quilted...no more procrastination ( I thought...hehe).
It came home & sat waiting to be bound!

Well, now it's finished & hanging...
sewn without haste, after all these years I do love it!

Cardygirl xx

12 comments:

Farmyard Crafts said...

What a good feeling to have something beautiful finished and hanging on your wall!

Lurline said...

It is a piece to be admired and loved!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Deb said...

Congrats ongetting it all completed. What a lovely feeling and it looks fabulous Well done.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Cardy....congratulations..you should be very proud..

Chookyblue...... said...

oh well now that it is done you get that great feeling of completion.......it's lovely.........

loulee said...

It was worth the wait.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Looks goregous. so this is how I feel when I finished my 19 year old Cross-Stitch....

Maree said...

Beautiful Applique..congrats on the Finish..
cheers

Kerri said...

Well done. Its nice to have a beautiful piece done and now everyone can enjoy it.

Sherri said...

Your quilt is gorgeous...and I love your post title! I really appreciate some of thes projects done "without haste!"

SandyN said...

It is beautiful. It must have felt good to finish it and now your can enjoy it.

aussiequilter said...

what a beauitful quilt-well worth the effort in coming lol! cheers teri