Saturday, February 26, 2011

Victorious!!!

After many distractions, it is finally done.  Total hours?  Somewhere upward of 400 over 16 months.

I first washed the quilt in cold with 2 Shout brand Color Catchers (can you say paranoid?)  the result was the 2 slightly pink sheets.  Center is a new Color Catcher. Then, just to be sure, I washed it in hot w/ 2 new Color Catchers.  Interestingly, it was the blue that bled.  Hmmm.  Who knew?





And finally...a shot in situ
Happy Graduation Guitar Girl!

28 comments:

Kasey said...

Oh, WOW!!!! That looks amazing!

Julie Fukuda said...

Stunning!!!

shannon said...

it's breathtaking-ly beautiful!

good job and great work!!

Manda said...

Wow that is amazing! Absolutely beautiful!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

Absolutely stunning!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous...congratulations!

Marj said...

Wow! I am in love with this quilt... I guess I will have to put it on my bucket list. BTW both sides are gorgeous!

connie said...

Absolutely Spectacular!!!! Front and Back...

Laurel H. said...

It. Looks. Fabulous. Fabulous! And, wow, there was no bleeding on the quilt, just on the Color Catchers? I'm sold.

Debbie said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning, Marjorie! Well done with the scallops.

Oops-Lah said...

Fantastic! You must be the first person to finish this quilt along (not counting those doing it by machine or making it much smaller). So you are the winner!!! Congratulations.

Yvette said...

WOW!!!!!! That looks incredible! Congrats!!

Quilting in the Pines said...

OMG!!! Your quilt is the bomb! Congratulations! You should enter this quilt in a show! It is fabulous!

Ann Marie said...

If she ever decides she doesn't want it anymore, I can give it a great home for sure!!! Love the colors!

Ethne said...

Way to go girl - I love it, it's stunning. As they say 'another one bites the dust'. Now you can have a break for a day or two to regroup and sort out your next priority project. I've whittles the purple applique pieces yet to be done down into the 30's ;0)

QUILT ROUTES said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Marg said...

It's absolutely beautiful, well worth the effort of over 400 hours, it's stunning.

Quiltsmiles said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning! Well done. I know guitar girl will love it.

I enjoyed your blog. Great eye candy and very nicely done. Thanks for the visit and congratualions again for a beautiful quilt finish. Love your colors.

Jane

Kit Lang said...

(Here via Blue Hare) and MY that's beautiful!!!!!

Sarah@SewMe said...

Wow - what a stunning quilt! Well done on 400 hrs plus of effort well worth it!

syocom said...

That is so amazing and so pretty. You did an awsome job!!

the girlfriend gap said...

this quilt is absolutely beautiful! lucky girl---guitar girl :) so few people hand quilt any more, it is a test of perserverance! I know, I just finished hand quilting a quilt that took forever but now that it is done I am so glad that I took the time to hand quilt because it makes it more special. Give yourself a HUG! Did you use the same back basting technique on this quilt? I love the look of applique but just cant seem to get the hang of it. I ususally end up doing the blanket stitch around edges. I am wanting to try your back basting technique. Thank you for all the info on how to do it.
Janita

Stitch said...

Just stunning. Great job! I have really enjoyed watching the process on this.

Cecily said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning! Congratulations, Marjorie! It is definitely in my top 10 favorite quilts of all time. Really and truly beautiful. Bravo!

You should link it up to every craft/quilt party out there! Hugs!

Shirley said...

Silly me showing my 19year old daughter the photo of your quilt, and now she looks at me with her blue eyes, "pretty please mum?" I think you did a wonderfull job on the quilt, stunning colours and such lovely texture after beeing washed.

Jen said...

That's so amazing! Breathtaking!

Lisa Fibers Creations said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, outstanding, stunning, and yes I LOVE IT, I bet you thought I was talking about the quilt....LOL nope the kitty cat...oh how perfect she is.. and yes the quilt is absolutly beautiful too!!!! hugs to another kitty lover...Lisa maria

Melisa Manninen said...

Simply lovely. Very inspiring...