Hi Chris I was looking on Sweet Pea news letter last night and saw this beauty there . I was disappointed to see that they didn't give you much credit for the hours and hours of work that you did to accomplish their designs in such an outstanding quilt . I felt a bit let down as I have been watching its progress..
Keep up the amazing work no matter where the designs come from . My most adventurous quilting experience was a table runner.. I wont tell you how long it took or how much unpicking I did . Got there in the end .
Hilda in NZ
Thanks so much, Hilda, I didn't know about the Sweetpea site - that is disappointing. They were all their designs too. I also feel let down as it's taken me months to do this. Thanks for the lovely comments from you. Love Chris
Beautiful Chris! I know you are feeling a very satisfied accomplishment, as well you should. I like how the 4 corners are the same just turned differently to a hot it all. The center also was well thought out, all the placements, I’m sure. I don’t think I would have the fortitude to make a quilt this size on an embroidery machine, even if I had an embroidery field big enough. I know custom quilting cost so much more but I don’t think you will regret it, especially after putting in all this work yourself.
Also wanted to say, I have been accused of having OCD when it comes to sewing, quilting, etc too. I know we are both October, too. However, you would have an anxiety attack if you saw my sewing room!-lol-
Thanks Toogie, yes, it must be our scales of balance with regards to OCD!! Thanks for your comments, I'm thrilled with it. Love Chris
Oh, Chris, my favorite colors - this quilt turned out awesome. You must be so pleased!! Just lovely, hugs to you, Laura
Thanks so much Laura, I knew you'd like it. Hoping things are getting back to normal in your family, love Chris
You need to hang this on a wall for everyone to enjoy when they visit! Your work always amazes me and I've learned a lot from you. I look forward to seeing it after it is quilted out.
Thanks Penny, unfortunately it will be too heavy to hang on our walls! It will look beautiful on my bed though!!
I am so happy to read that you have learned a lot from me, I am humbled by this. Love Chris
Truly beautiful. You have done a magnificent job.
Thank you so much for commenting, love Chris
Thanks so much, love Chris
Thanks so much Patti, love Chris
So lovely! I like the color, designs and pretty much everything about it. Congratulations on a beautiful project nearly finished!
Thanks for your comments, I appreciate them. Love Chris
Absolutely Stunning!!!Beautiful work done..Congratulations!!!!!
Thanks so much Sonja, love Chris
Thanks so much, love Chris
I know you are proud and happy with this quilt, I hope the quilting does it justices.
Thanks Jenne, yes, Nicola (my quilter) is going to custom design her stitches for the whole 99 squares!! It's a bit more expensive, but hey, it's worth a lot to me in time, fabric, designs etc. etc. etc. Love Chris
Oh my and Wow! I'm so glad you shared the photo with us. It is even more stunning now that blocks are done and together. And yes, I di enlarge it and it just looks better and better. I hope you manage to take a rest now and sit a bit.
Thanks Karen, well these past few days we've been moving stuff from our place and Mum's garage and Dana's garage to move to Amy and Steve's new home. Poor Amy she is exhausted from all the going up and down the stairs. By the way they look amazing. I'm so proud of Steve and how he has accomplished so much in such a trying year. Once I get more photos I'll post them of the finished home.
I hope to have a bit of a rest, but tomorrow is my annual Christmas ladies lunch and because of the mess etc. we are going to a restaurant for lunch. Love Chris
Sew Beautiful!! Enjoy it for many years!
Thanks so much Lily, I certainly intend to have it for as long as I can. Love Chris
WOW Chris!! You've finally finished it! Colours are gorgeous! You can be very proud of this quilt. A great achievement with everything you have on your plate.
Thanks so much Mary. It's at the Quilter's and she is going to custom quilt it for me, I'm so pleased about that as I didn't want the quilting stitches to detract from the designs. Love Chris
Wonderful work!!!!! Be very proud of this one!!!
Thanks so much Dolly, yes this is one of my best pieces of work. Love Chris
Oh, Chris, it is absolutely stunning and so professional looking! You have done a wonderful job in all aspects of creation and completion. Congratulations!
PS: Are we learning something about you? The dragon...is that the side of the bed you sleep on...?!!! ;-)
Ha ha ha Bev, this made me laugh out loud. I have my own bedroom now. Trev snores loudly and he says I snore too, but I know I'm not loud like him as Amy has told me and they've lived with us these past 13 months!
They moved out this past week and over this weekend, yippee!!!! Love Chris
I have only one word for it: "Perfect"
Thanks so much Roberta, I appreciate that. Love Chris
A real labor of love, you have done yourself proud. SweetPea have so many beautiful designs and they stitch out perfectly.
Is that your sewing room in the background, Oh my so tidy. You don't want to see mine. LOL Lovely lovely job well done you.
I have a 7 metre by 4 metre back room. My sewing machine is off to the left of this picture. This is my computer desk and the boxes are full of fabrics! I'm a bit of a neat freak and I'm sure have OCD!! Love Chris
You do such lovely work my friend:):) xx
Thanks so much Carolyn, I try. Love Chris
Hello Chris. This is absolutely stunning. I love navy ,white and yellow together. Beautiful work. Hugs Lynn
Hi Lynn, yes, it's one of my favourite combinations too. It will be more for winter than summer, it weighs quite a lot!! Love Chris
I have always admired the great works you sew. Wonderful, excellent work !
Why thank you so much, I do love machine embroidery and when you get such wonderful digitisers it makes it so much fun. Love Chris
wow,wow,wow. an amazingly beautiful quilt. Love how you changed colors on some blocks that made them look like a new pattern. What an accomplishment! Congratulation on your treasure.
Thanks so much, yes, it was deliberate, I didn't want them all the same. Love Chris