Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Mission Accomplished ☼

I. Am. Done!

I can honestly say that my Blood, Sweat & Tears are in these Quilts!!!

I started the first cut of material on October 24th....I worked mostly on Sunday's cutting, pressing & sewing. I finshed the last stitch on December 21st.
This is the second quilt I've made. Actually it's the first one I've quilted...I tied my 1st one.

Here is the back of quilt #1.

After that last post where John was helping me.....he quit helping me! Ugh....pressure was all on me then.

Quilt #2
The feeling of accomplishment I had when I took that second quilt out of the dryer was the best! I held it and cried!

The back of quilt #2. John helped me pick out the material for the backing & binding. I love the color contrast.

I am by no means a seamstress. I am a self taught quilter. I usually just sew basic, easy patterns....this was a challenge. I have criticized my work...but we are our own worse critic after all. As I sit here and write this post I've realized it doesn't matter that some of the stitches are crooked.....that that is what makes it unique & homemade! These quilts are a piece of Art made with lve!!!

I'm proud of them!! I know my girls will cherish them forever!!!

When I give to you what I make with my hands, I share my heart!


Susie said...

Congratulations!! They look GREAT!!

Rene said...


They look absolutely gorgeous and your girls will love them! I bet some tears fall. Have a wonderful Christmas!



Yankee Girl said...

They are awesome! What a wonderful gift! Merry Christmas to you!

Heather said...

Your girls will love this priceless gift. I can just imagine how many generations will be warmed by your loving stitches...

Beautiful job, Betty!

Anonymous said...

A great job. The quilts are lovely. I am sure Megan and Tori will cherish them forever. Nell

Joy said...

Betty, I can imagine all the needle pricks in your fingers. Quilting is tedious work, but you did a beautiful job and your girls will love them for years to come.
Love the fabrics.
Merry Christmas,


sanjeet said...

hey look absolutely gorgeous and your girls will love them! I bet some tears fall. Have a wonderful Christmas!
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