Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Finished quilt

These last three weeks I've been frantically working to finish a quilt for my mother's birthday. I was able to get copies of everyone in the family's handprints and I appliqued them onto a quilt top, then hand sewed them on, and embroidered everyone's names into it. It took a lot time and hard work. My fingers got fairly raw from the stitching.
Hallelujah however - it is finished.

I took it to a quilting shop to have it quilted and when I arrived to pick it up (45 minutes before we were supposed to give it to my mother) I found that it hadn't been bound. Luckily the ladies there had compassion and lent me a machine in their back room where I sat down and finished the quilt.
Here it is!

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lizzie said...

very nice! i love it...you are so very creative!

Caterina B said...

That is a beautiful quilt, MaryAnne!
I bet your mother was thrilled!

Anonymous said...

oh, it looks so beautiful! Good job, and thanks for all of the work maryann! Wish i could have been there.