Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Approaching the Finish Line!

I feel like a marathon runner at the Olympics,
 but I am quickly approaching the last of the 96 petals.
I wonder if they tire of the journey as the end draws near?
My fingers are aching from piercing the needle through wool and seams
 as I buttonhole stitch my way around the track.
Just a little disappointed my body has not become lean and mean like theirs!
So worth it, though.
I love this one!
I am anxious to stitch the last petal, 
quilt it quickly and
add the icing to the cake...
the scrappy binding.
Wouldn't a miniature version...
meaning only 5 snowball units...
I am not that insane...
be sweet too?

26 comments:

Sue said...

Boy, that is really beautiful! I love it. Love all those wonderfully rich fabrics.

julieQ said...

I have been admiring your quilt...it is gorgeous!! That blanket stitch is so worth it!! Beautiful fabrics your have chosen too!

Elyte said...

Great combination of fabrics Cheryl. Your mojo has returned with the vengeance. Just needed the right project methinks.
A miniature version would be just perfect!

Satu said...

Oh Cheryl, it's gorgeous! Dare I say that all the pain is worth of it... fantastic work! How small or big your quilt is?

Darlene said...

Oh, Cheryl, it's beautiful. I'm in complete awe!

Sue said...

OH MY GOSH Cheryl !!!!

The little quilt is STUNNING ! LOVE IT ! SO worth all the work :-D

Aunt 'Reen said...

WOW - you've made really AWESOME progress on this quilt! It's really Beautiful! I love your choice of wonderful scrappy fabrics too!

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wow, Cheryl that was fast! Beautiful and you know I love the fabrics.

:) Carolyn

Annette said...

That has to be one of my favorite quilt designs. Beautiful colors!

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Another beautifully done quilt top, Cheryl! You sure are speedy with those petals.

Fiesta said...

It looks fabulous!

Lori said...

You are moving along at Olympic speed! Wonderful!!!

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh you could win Gold with this one! Just beautiful!

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

Looks wonderful, Cheryl.
Wow... 96 petals?
Well, a 5 snowball unit would be a breeze after this one!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Whoa! You are so industrious! It's lovely.

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Whoa! You are so industrious! It's lovely.

Jo said...

Progress at lightning speed. Sure to score a gold metal :0) Just realized its a two block quilt like the red and white quilt I made last year. This is an entirely different look and a stash buster as well. I love your quilt and the petals really add to it's personality. Beautiful!

Michele said...

It looks beautiful :-)

Jeanne said...

I love it! It looks incredible. A mini version would be wonderful, too.

Merilyn said...

This is looking wonderful Cheryl, those petals really make the quilt top so pretty!! I'm astounded at your progress, well done!!!!

Karen said...

The applique is the perfect finishing touch to this quilt design. Lots of stitching involved. The colors are rich looking too.

Tina said...

Just so VERY gorgeous! What size is this quilt?

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Cheryl. Well, all I can say is "ditto"! I do love appliqué. Hope you can show a closeup so we can see the stitching. Very pleasing fabrics and colors. A summer well spent!
best, nadia

Angelina's Trinkets said...

Cheryl, Your quilt is sure beautiful. I love all the rich a vibrant colors in it. I image your fingers do ache from stitching through the wool. But what a wonderulful idea to use it. I can see my wool scraps have a great use now.

Fiesta said...

This one is so adorable and would definitely look fab in a mini.

libbyquilter said...

yes, a miniature version would be fun~!

:-)
libbyQ