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:

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

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

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  3. 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!

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  4. 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?

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

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  6. OH MY GOSH Cheryl !!!!

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

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

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

    :) Carolyn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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

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  20. Just so VERY gorgeous! What size is this quilt?

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  21. 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

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  22. 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.

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

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  24. yes, a miniature version would be fun~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

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