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Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Friendship Quilt!

If you are one of  my long-time readers my recall my posts from 2011 about the quilt blocks I and my stitching friends were working on.  Follow this link and it'll take you to my posts about the quilt blocks as they were being stitched.

All of the completed stitched quilt blocks
the last blocks were done in November of 2011

Yesterday I finally picked up my very special quilt.  The process for this started back in the late summer/early fall of 2010 when I saw something similar that was made by my friend Marie Paule who made a quilt for her daughter.  I was so in love with what she had done, and the colours used.  I wanted one of my own!  I am not a quilter so I was put in touch with someone who could make it for me (for a price of course but now that I have it, its worth every penny!)


On my bed (Queen size)... and its going to be used!


Marie Paule lent me the quilt pattern and the colour conversions to match the fabric colours.  In January of 2011 I actually started the stitching portion of this project.  I stitched 13 of the quilt blocks, however there there over 49 blocks that make up the quilt block centers.  I asked my very special stitching friends to help me out. Each person stitched anywhere from 1-4 blocks for me!

It didn't take long for Zeus to show up to help model my new quilt!

I am ready for my closeup...


Friends who helped me out with the stitching were: Adriana (my favourite 96 year-old stitcher!), Angie, Ann (owner of Knowledge and Needles), Anne & Naan (mother and daughter), Beatrice (Adriana's daughter), Bonnie, Christin, Clare, Dee, Judie, KathyRebbecca, and Sheila.  With the help of these people, this ordinary project became extraordinary and very special.

 The quilt needed one more block so I did an initial block, its the center of the quilt!





Finally, a couple of years later its finally on my bed and its fantastic!!! (of course Zeus had to help with the modelling)


55 comments:

Kathy A. said...

It is so beautiful Dani. And it fits your bed perfectly. I am happy that you asked me to contribute. Hugs

Jackie said...

It's a gorgeous quilt but so very special because of the love that was put into it. Congratulations on getting it on your bed!

♥ Nia said...

Such a great project! Congrats :D

Katri said...

Wow! (I think that sums it up :-)

Mii Stitch said...

Congrats, it's a lovely quilt!!

Loretta Oliver said...

I love this idea and your quilt looks amazing! Congrats on such a fun and memorable project finish :)

Bonnie Brown said...

Dani it turned out absolutely amazing!! I was so happy to help you with it :)

Melinda said...

This is amazing - what can I say... WOW.

Julie said...

STUNNING... both the quilt and the model!

Carolyn @ The Baseball Stitcher said...

The quilt is gorgeous!!! WOW! I love it! It looks fantastic on your bed. And your kitty looks so comfy on it, too. ;)

Dee said...

That is fabulous. I am so glad to have been a part of the process. Of course, every photo is better with cat. :-). Congratulations.

Cole said...

Oh wow Dani, it's gorgeous!!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

So happy to help you with the stitching, it is a beautiful quilt!

cucki said...

super sweet xxx

Lesleyanne said...

Your quilt is beautiful Dani. You must be so thrilled and I am sure it will always be special because of the friends that helped you. Zeus is gorgeous too.

Bea said...

Dani, that is drop dead gorgeous! And extra special for all the love that went into it as well. And Zeus adds the purrfect touch.

Annette said...

WOW!!!
What a big and beautifull project!!
Love it..
Enjoy iy ;)))

Cath said...

Dani , it is totally gorgeous , something to treasure .XXX

Vickie said...

Oh wow! That is just wonderful.

sharine said...

Beautiful quilt and it looks quite comfy:)

Ann at Beadlework. said...

What a truly special quilt in every way.

Carolyn NC said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bette said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, Dani! I love the colors.

Katrina said...

What a great achievement Dani, the quilt looks wonderful, awesome!

Karen said...

What a wonderful project! Your quilt is so pretty and extra special with all your friends' stitched designs. What a treasure....

mbroider said...

AMAZING!! I am liking whatever i am seeing:)

Christine said...

Wow Dani,that is just amazing

Kielrain said...

Oh my goodness. That is really beautiful. What a project and how wonderful that you are going to use that quilt. :)

Giovanna said...

What a spectacular quilt - I love how the stitching integrates perfectly with the fabrics. And Zeus is a very adorable girl :-)

Catherine said...

Positively beautiful!

Karoline said...

It's stunning, congratulations

Kate said...

Dani it's stunning.

Karen said...

It's gorgeous Dani! Definitely something to treasure! :)

mytimestitching said...

What a gorgeous, gorgeous quilt. Definitely a labor of love. And it looks fabulous with the kitty on it, too. I'm sure he had to approve of it being there. Hehe

Emma said...

A lovely project, well done :)

Melanie said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!! What an amazing project, it truly truly is.

Joysze said...

Dani.... what a masterpiece!!!! It's stunningly beautiful! :D

Meari said...

That is amazing, Dani!!

Jo said...

WOW! I am blown away - that is an amazing quilt, and an amazing project, and an amazing memento of fabulous friendship. I just LOVE it. (and now I am jealous!)

geeky Heather said...

Wow, that is AWESOME!!!! What a fantastic keepsake!!

Patches said...

Wow wow wow. That is amazing

Lillie said...

Wow! what a beauty and your stitching friends did an awesome job.

Psst..including the model !

Sally said...

Wow what an amazing project, it's beautiful! It was lovely of your friends to help out with the stitching - the quilt will have many special memories for you.
I love your cat too!

Carol said...

Oh, Dani, what a lovely, lovely testament to friendship and creativity!! I love the fact that your friends all pitched in and helped your quilt come to fruition... and Zeus looks quite pleased with the result, too!!

Congratulations on such a special finish :)

Nic said...

It's beautiful. I'm not surprised you're pleased

Doris Campos said...

huge work! and so beautiful!

Lynn said...

Oh, it's wonderful Dani! You must be so thrilled with the results. It's a treasure to be enjoyed for years to come.

AnnMcD said...

Looks Great Dani..I am proud to have been asked to contribute!

Lana said...

That is GORGEOUS!!!

Mouse said...

ohhhh myyyyy ... that is simply gorgeous and a credit to you all ... the colours are wonderful and really show Zeus at his best hehehe ...
so glad you are going to use it too ... :) love mouse
ps don't know how I missed this post before ..lol

Mouse said...

ohhhh myyyyy ... that is simply gorgeous and a credit to you all ... the colours are wonderful and really show Zeus at his best hehehe ...
so glad you are going to use it too ... :) love mouse
ps don't know how I missed this post before ..lol

Gabi said...

Ooooooh myyy, that's gorgeous, wonderful, splendid.
Great work, I love it!
Greetings from Germany

Sara said...

Gorgeous, what a treasure!

Lynda Ruth said...

You know that Zeus would say that you made it for his bed so who else is going to model it. He dose look handsome and the quilt is fantastic. lol Lynda

Suzanne said...

What a beautiful quilt! You will have a great reminder of all your friends every time you see it.