Friday, June 1, 2012

rose wreath ~ quilt of the DECADE

YES , this is the quilt that i worked on for 10 yes TEN years!!!  and it is FINISHED!!!!!!
i made this quilt for my sister...and i finished it while on my recent alberta visit....it felt sooo good to complete this beautiful quilt and leave it behind.... i think my sister and i both thought it would never be completed.....

marie daugherty webster [1859-1956] was an innovative quilt designer. color pictures of her first 14 quilts appeared in ladies home journal as early as 1911 bringing her nation wide fame. in october 1915 the magazine featured her interpretation of a traditional favorite , wreath of roses.  [ from american patchwork and quilting april 1997 ] which is where my sister and i first saw and fell totally in love with this quilt ....








began in 2002...completed in 2012


hand applique and hand quilted with yellow french knots in each flower center
i used a wreath stencil and a 1 1/2 " grid for the hand quilt design

beautiful back

after 10 long years it was pure joy to prepare the binding xoxo

so fun to use this label ...

used my embroidery feature on my janome to make this special label 

home sweet home xoxox
i had problems with the grid on this quilt...somehow it all got messed up and instead of starting all over or never completing it i compromised and made do....sooo if you look real close the grid is a bit or maybe a lot off but somehow it really doesn't matter....xoxoxo  ~pam

6 comments:

  1. O.M.G !! WOW ! was it ever worth it! It's gorgeous!
    How did you part with it after all your work? Although going to a sister is a beautiful gift too! Love IT! :)

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  2. So gorgeous - congratulations on crafting a true heirloom!

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  3. Welcome back!! Your sisters quilt turned out so gorgeous, your such my inspiration!! xoxox

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  4. Spectacular. I personally witnessed this beautiful quilt and it's beautiful creator duke it out over the last 10 years. It is already worn soft from time, gentle care, patience and skill. Very, very lucky sister.

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  5. oh, wow! this is an heirloom and totally worth the decade of work and wait.

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