Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vintage Valentine









complete. I hope the pictures say it all.
I started this quilt on December 2009.
I am so glad I embellished each block as I went along since it became quite heavy after quilting it.
I started to hand quilt it and could not even turn it from the size and gave up.
I machine quilted it.
The applique was all needle turned with some satin stitching on the hearts with the embroidery machine.
I embellished with fabric flowers, lace and swarski crystals.
Though it is not Valentines, I did have to display it.
Pattern available here
Next in line to make this one with an embroidery twist. Thanks Verna for creating great products.

33 comments:

Barb said...

Oh my goodness that is absoutely gorgeous.....what an amazing job you did.

Tudy said...

Very nice. I am sure you are glad it is done.

JustCindy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Barb said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! What a labor of love!! Your embellishments add such a wonderful touch. I am truly in love with this quilt! Your work is amazing and you should be very proud of it! Enjoy!

luv2quilt2 said...

It's sp beautiful, and I've certainly enjoyed watching you make it through the winter and spring. Great job!

Cathi said...

Absolutely stunning! That is a beautiful quilt pattern and your interpretation of it is fabulous!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Oh, yes, you definitely had to show that, stunning work, Tracey

Yvette said...

Betsy, my jaw is still on the floor. I had no idea you were this far. I thought you still had blocks to make. It is STUNNING!!!! It looks perfect on your wall. I can't believe that when you started this I only had one block to do. I still have that same block waiting for me. I hope mine is half as beautiful as yours.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Incredible Betsy! It looks so pretty hanging on the wall! What a great finish!

Darlene said...

Wow, it's beautiful. I enjoyed watching your progress with each block you posted! I have everything to make this quilt - Someday. :-)

Debbie said...

this is just stunning..... great job

Wendy said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! Makes me want to do one.

Chartreuse Moose said...

That is just stunning! I adore all things romantic and feminine!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Sandra Henderson said...

STUNNING! Love the color of your walls also. What a sweet bedroom! I like the system for hanging this quilt where it can be changed out w/the clip hooks! :)
You do beautiful work!
Thanks for entering my GIVEAWAY! :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

WOW it sure is beautiful!

Zoey said...

Just beautiful!

Janet said...

What a gorgeous finish, the quilt looks sensational. I like the new pattern you're going to do as well.

Julia said...

Absolutely beautiful Betsy!
Looks lovely hanging up..I know what a lot of work that must have been!
Julia ♥

Pat said...

It is WONDERFUL, Betsy!!! It looks so pretty on that green wall (I LOVE green so I love that wall, too). GREAT job you did on that!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt Betsy and I love the wall colour.

Rumi said...

Stellar! Beautiful quilt!

Mimi said...

It's beautiful. You did a great job on this one and looks lovely in your room.

Deanna said...

I would display it year round, too. It would look beautiful anywhere, but is especially nice in the spot you have chosen.

Lori said...

After all that work I see no reason to wait until Valentines Day to display it. It is so beautiful!!! What a feelign of accomplishment you must have!!

Laurel H. said...

O my GAWSH! This quilt is just incredible!

Aunt Spicy said...

Just beautiful! I can not believe all the details!

Stephanie said...

OH MY, this is lovely. I think it's one of the most vintage looking quilts I have seen. Very nice work. steph

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous... If I had done that I'd have trouble every time I tried to walk out of that room... I'd be standing there admiring it... just beautiful.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is amazing, delightful and inviting the eye to see so much.

aubirdwoman said...

omg you have excelled yourself Betsy that is gorgeous.

Carrie P. said...

Oh you finished! So glad I checked your blog and scrolled down to see what you have been doing. It is simply beautiful along with all your other projects.