Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Congratulations Mrs. Sew and Sew - It's a Quilt!


After 17 months of fun and frivolity, my Noah and Matilda quilt is finally finished! I have enjoyed every stitch of this quilt! And, I have had so much fun watching others post their versions on Dawn’s Facebook page. There are so many fabulous renditions, it would be wonderful to have a “Noah and Matilda” exhibition someday – wouldn’t it Dawn – hint, hint!

Normally it would only take a few weeks to go from this 
to this
but with the holidays in between… let’s just say I feel justified in missing my goal of finishing in 2018 by just a few short days. Actually, it feels good to have this be my first finish of the new year.


The only thing I have struggled with on this quilt (except for a few minor do overs!) is what to name it. It has been my practice to give my potholder quilts a title with some reference to cooking. After much bantering about, I have gone back to my original thought. Since 2018 was our 40th anniversary year, I am calling it “Our Ruby Anniversary Cake”. Silly, but I could think of now other iterations that would work. Let me know if you have a better name for it.

Once again, I would like to thank Dawn (Collector with a Needle) and her daughter who drafted the patterns. They were a joy to work with and I highly recommend them!

My next long term applique project is one that has been running around my head for a while. I hope to start it soon before I am tempted by any more sew-a-longs. Thanks for sticking with me!!

15 comments:

CecileD said...

Oh wow !! What a masterpiece Wendy !! You rock !!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

Very nice finish! Love that you are really done with that pot holder method. Your colors are very nice as well as the setting. Well Done!

Diane said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love to dots around the edge. If this is the start you off to this year, no telling what else is in store!?!

Robin said...

What a treat to see this quilt all together. It's beautiful.

Quilting Babcia said...

There are just not words for that gorgeous quilt! A labor of love for sure. Every time I see your finished potholder quilts I wonder how the finish compares timewise with the way most of us typically finish a hand quilted quilt. It seems so labor intensive to hand sew all the finished blocks together yet probably much easier while hand quilting. Fascinating method!

Rebecca in AK said...

Congratulations on a phenomenal finish! I have enjoyed watching your progress on this quilt. Whatever name you decide on it is certainly a delicious looking quilt. I would like to try the potholder method on a quilt sometime. Maybe a small one to start.

Randy D. said...

I love the quilt and even the name you gave!
What is even more amazing is that the back is as gorgeous as the front!
BRAVO, Wendy. You are just fabulous!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Your quilt is just beautiful! The pot holder technique looks so fun—I may have to give it a try some day. In the meantime I will be admiring your wonderful quilts!

Marge said...

Wendy, your quilt is stunning! Thanks for sharing your process. That's as valuable to your readers as the final product. Happy New Year!

Dawn said...

An amazing heirloom finish! We are honored you chose our pattern to make a milestone anniversary quilt. I think the 19th century makers of the original would be honored as well.
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Lori said...

That is such a pretty and amazing quilt! Whoop! Whoop for the first finish of 2019!!!

Kyle said...

What a incredible masterpiece. I'm alway in awe with your beautiful work. I love the name you've choosen. It would be wonderful to see it in person someday!

Angie said...

Beautiful finish! The scalloped borders and dots are the perfect embellishment for the blocks!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful finish! Love how it all came together with that fancy scalloped border. You are amazing!

Raewyn said...

Beautiful!! Congratulaions on the finish - I love this quilt! Being new to the potholder quilt technique, I'm just wondering how you join the 'potholders'? By hand or machine? The name for your quilt seems most apt!