Sunday, May 10, 2015

Journey of a Quilter Finished!


Whoop whoop, my Journey of a Quilter is finished! I am happy dancing. This Journey began in April 2014 when I signed up for this quilt as a BOM from Material Girls in South Jordan, Utah. We received a block each month from April to December. It was pretty expensive, but I am so glad that I splurged.
The shop did a fantastic job with the fabrics even though they sometimes forgot to post pictures of the blocks which put me behind. The shop closed right after I received the last block because the owner died unexpectedly.
 I stitched in the ditch for the interior of the quilt using perle cotton #8 blanc.
 The pictures do NOT do the quilt justice with all the embroidery details--the light was not great outside because it is cloudy and threatening to rain.
 It took me awhile to find the right border fabric and I am really pleased with the fuchsia.
 The lime green binding is a Moda Marble and it is a cheerful frame for the quilt.
 The yellow floral backing is so cheerful and came from the sale bin at my LQS. I bought all the had and barely had enough for this project.
 I attached the label before quilting and just quilted right on through it too.
 Here is where it is hanging in my sewing room--this is the only wall that I have that is big enough for it. I think a coordinating throw pillow might have to be made for my chair.
 This Journey has been fantastic because I love embroidering and hand quilting and this gorgeous project included both. It is a Leanne Beasley design, but my colors are drastically different than what her pattern shows. Here is a link to her website http://www.leanneshouse.com
 This is another design from Leanne called Down in the Garden. I would love to trade my Journey of a Quilter pattern set for this one. If you are interested in trading please leave me a comment. These pattern sets run about $150 and the only place I can find them available is Australia so the shipping is really expensive too. I looked on eBay and didn't find one.  If you are interested in trading please leave me a comment!
 Today was Mother's Day and usually my mom and I spend the day sewing, but with her recent hand surgery she was not up for sewing. Instead, we went to see the movie, Still Alice. We both loved the book and wanted to see the movie and it was shown as part of a special movie offering in our town today. We cried our eyes out as I expected and the movie really followed the book and was so tragic! I am loving Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage book so much that I decided to get my mom one too. I also picked up some farm looking fat quarters and made her the Apron Strings pin cushion. She was thrilled!
This was my fantastic Mother's Day gift from my daughter! She has great taste and filled this gorgeous basket with all my favorites--EOS lip balm, a couple of chick flicks, a beautiful infinity scarf, pens, miniature Heath bars in a fun Starbucks mug, more chocolate with caramel, a Taste of Home recipe magazine, and some lilac color Essie nail polish. I will be painting my toes this new color tonight and digging out some more handwork while we watch one of these movies together.

I am so proud of this finish, I will be linking this finish all over blog land--see all the buttons on the right side!

39 comments:

  1. I have loved this quilt ever since I saw it on Kathy's Quilts blog. Yours is gorgeous! Love the colors, the binding and backing, too. Outstanding work. Congrats on the finish.

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  2. Well done Tanya - it's lovely. I love how you've hand quilted it - just as it should be for a quilt of this nature. My mum is doing Mrs Beasley's Sampler quilt by Leanne Beasley. I know it's not the pattern you're after, but it's lovely too. I got it from Australia for her. http://stitchesfromthebush.com.au/catalog.php?item=517

    Enjoy the feeling you get when you finish something you've been working on for a while. Just sit and admire it.

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  3. Your quilt is awesome and you should be very proud of all that amazing work that you have done. I like your colours as it really is lively and the quilt looks great hanging in your sewing room. You have a great daughter, something to cherish, as she knows her mum well.

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  4. Glad you had such a happy Mother's Day! Love your finished quilt, the colours are really pretty! :) x

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  5. Your quilt is amazing! I love your border and binding choices too! Looks like you had an amazing day!

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  6. I just found the pattern set (and BOM) at http://www.treasuredthreadsonline.com/

    They're located in Iowa. The BOM is $16.00/month (shipping included) for 10 months.

    HTH!!

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  7. Journey of a Quilter really is a journey for both the creator and the viewer. Very beautifully done Tanya! Your embroidery and hand quilting are so wonderful!
    That is very sad about the quilt shop owner.
    You and your Mom and daughter sure put together a great Mother's Day!

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  8. What a fabulous finish--congratulations! It's such a lovely pattern and your hand quilting adds so much!

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  9. I love you quilt! It is so pretty and looks great on your wall.

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  10. Lovely job on finishing it up Tanya, enjoy it for many years. I think Kaaren from the painted quilt blog in Nova Scotis just finished up the journey of a quilter quilt. She may be willing to swap with you.

    Good luck they are lovely.

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  11. I am blown away by your Journey of a Quilter! It is just beautiful, I love the quilting you did in the border.

    That was a great idea you had to make and include the Apron Strings pin cushion as part of your Mom's gift. Aren't the Farm Girl Vintage blocks so much fun?

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  12. What an amazing quilt!! I can only imagine the hours and hours it took just to complete all the embroidery... not to mention piecing and quilting. What a treasure!

    I recently started a weekly Stitchery Link Party for all things hand embroidered and I would love to have you come link up your post so my readers can come see it too. http://www.supermomnocape.com/2015/05/11/vintage-embroidery-monday-stitchery-link-party-5/

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  13. YAY! This is a wonderful finish. It looks terrific with your beautiful embroidery and lovely quilting. I hope you send a picture to Leanne. I am sure she would love to see it.
    Good luck with your trade.

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  14. Tanya, this is so fabulous! I am so excited that it is finished. I have enjoyed watching you make it through your blog! Great job!!!!

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  15. Beautiful quilt - looks great in all the photos and I can imagine the real quilt is that much better!

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  16. Oh my goodness, what a GORGEOUS quilt! The embroidery is wonderful. Your Mother's Day basket is so sweet.

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  17. It is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! So much hard work as well! congratulations on this beautiful finish!

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  18. Congratulations on this gorgeous finish, Tanya. I have enjoyed watching your progress on this sweet project. You did an amazing job of the quilting and it is such a compliment to the embroidered blocks. Looks fantastic hanging in your sewing room!

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  19. WOW that's a gorgeous quilt - the embroidery adds so much to the design! I particularly like the Be Happy block :)

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  20. You're rightly proud, it is gorgeous, and there is so much work in it with all the embroidery!

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  21. this quilt is beautiful! I love it. thanks for sharing. :)

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  22. Absolutely beautiful. It is quite the work of art. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Your Journey of a Quilter turned out beautifully!

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  24. I expected to love this when it was finished and I do - it is truly gorgeous.

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  25. Hi Tanya - you are rightly proud of this gorgeous quilt - so much beautiful stitching & piecing in it! - it looks wonderful on the wall - congrats, so pleased for you

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  26. It is so beautiful! I really like all the details in this quilt. I could find something new and interesting every time I looked at it! The fuchsia fabric you chose for the border and the lime green binding frame it perfectly.

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  28. Oh my gosh!!! What a beautiful quilt!! Looks like a lot of work, but it totally paid off!! Visiting from TGIFF :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  29. What a beautiful, intricate quilt! And that fuchsia border is spot on, great choice!

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  30. Lovely finish - the border is great.

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  31. A wonderful journey, Tanya. It's amazing that you got all that handwork done in just over a year and the result is beautiful. Good luck searching for the garden pattern.

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  32. I've been waiting to see this one finished!! It looks great in your sewing room too.

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    1. SO glad you rejuvenated this one under our embroidery theme....it continues to be one of my favorites and I love that it hangs in your sewing room. :)

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  33. Tanya, love that you chose to link up with me, too, at the Pet Project Show on Pink Doxies. This is a little beauty, and I, too,would be proud as a peacock, or peahen in your case. Many thanks!

    Julie @ Pink Doxies

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  34. WOW! What a stunning quilt! Lots of LOVE was put into it!!! Congrats! XOX

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  35. What a fun quilt all the way around (front, back and binding)! Scrappy, embroidery, big stitch quilting -- it has it all! Really hope someone can trade you for the Farm Girl Vintage pattern -- Quilty World help a girl out!!!

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  36. My eyes could wonder on this quilt forever. Beautiful and well done. Aussie's have a way with the needle.

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