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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Serious Happy Dance!

At the Knowledge and Needles open house in 2010 a good friend of mine, Marie-Paule had this gorgeous quilt she had done where the center of each quilt block was a stitched quilt block.  It was in gorgeous reds, blues and greens.  I had to have it!

Roughly over the last year (probably slightly less) I've been plugging away at these blocks and I begged my good stitchy friends to help me out!  Between myself and my friends we have managed to get 48 quilt blocks stitched!  Thank you Stitchy Friends!!!

Vibrant Patchwork
by Mary Hicmott
Mary Hickmott's New Stitches no. 194

Tonight I finished up the last two blocks, after I finally found a skien of 3816.  Michael's didn't have any then I remembered the other day that one of the local quilt shops carried DMC.  Oh boy, I thought Michaels charged us too much?  Imagine $0.96/skien!  Ouch! I needed it, and wanted to get these blocks done!  Out of the 48 blocks, I stitched 12 of them.




I now have all my deadline stitching done for next weekend!  My next finish will be the JBW Bear I started a month or two ago.  Once that is out of the way, I have ornaments to get stitched for the girls at work for Christmas.  Once again, Enchantment of Winter will continue to wait.

30 comments:

Bonnie Brown said...

Congrats on the finish!
They look wonderful all together
Can't believe retreat is next weekend... can't wait!!!

Gwen said...

Congratulations Dani, your quilt will be lovely.

cucki said...

congratulatins dani on the finish..looking so lovely..big hugs xxx

Kaisievic said...

Dani, it is going to be a wonderful quilt - such gorgeous colours in the stitching.

Hugs, kaye xoxox

Lesleyanne said...

Congrats on your finish. I can't wait to see it finished. Good luck with your goals.

Christine said...

Well done on completing your quilt squares, it will look amazing when its all sewn up

Katri said...

That will be one gorgeous quilt!

Kate said...

Congratulations on having them all finished - they look gorgeous.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the blocks, they're lovely!

riona said...

I look forward to seeing the quilt. All the blocks look so cheerfully colorful. Good luck with it.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish! I'm looking forward to seeing it assembled.

Bekca said...

Congrats on finishing the stitching on such a wonderful project, it will look beautiful when it's all finished. Best wishes.

Angela said...

Congrats on all those lovely finishes :) I look forward to seeing your finish!

Bette said...

Congrats on the finishes! They're lovely. Can't wait to see them when they're all put together!

Carol said...

What a wonderful feeling to have them all stitched up, Dani! And the fact that you had so many friends helping out makes it even more special--can't wait to see them all sewn together!

Dee said...

I was very happy to be a part of the stitching. Can't wait to see it all worked up as a quilt.

Congrats on getting all the blocks done.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt blocks look fabulous, Dani! What a special quilt this will be when it is all put together!

Robin in Virginia

Gabriele said...

Congratulations. The squares look fantastic.
Greetings from Germany, Gabi

Melanie said...

Congrats on finishing the blocks!! What a fabulous, fabulous piece.

Julie said...

Well done to you no all your friends, the quilt will be so special

Karen said...

Kudos on getting the blocks finished! Can't wait to see the finishes quilt!

happy stitching...

Lynn said...

They look fantastic and will make an awesome quilt!

Doris said...

congratulations!, the block quilting,look great!

staci said...

Oh wow Dani, they look fantastic!!! Congrats!!!

ollie1976 said...

awesome!!!!!!
-Jen

Sally said...

Wow! They all look fantastic:)

Aussie Stitcher said...

They look fantastic, looking forward to seeing them finished into the quilt.

Meari said...

Wow, that's an awesome project!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love this project, hope you've kept a note of who stitched what!

And US$0.96 a skein? That's about 60p
I pay 90p a skein if I buy from a real-life needlework shop rather than online!
Mad, isn't it?!!

Suzanne said...

Congratulations on getting all the quilt blocks stitched. They are a great colour combination.