Wednesday, 18 May 2016

............. and breathe!

Last week I posted on the predicament I found myself in relating to getting 3 quilts finished in a very short time.  Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and words of encouragement - they really helped.
 
A week on I am very happy to tell you that I DID IT!!!!!  And just in the nick of time.  I literally had finished sewing the last stitch on the hanging sleeve of my last quilt, pinned the Show organiser's label to it and got the bags ready for the quilts to be packed in when my husband returned to deliver them for me.  He had kindly offered when he saw just how tired I was that morning!  Oh the relief!!! 
 
In hindsight I think I was crazy for putting myself under that kind of pressure but on the other hand I have three brand new finished quilts.  I may have done things differently on them if I had not had such a tight deadline but then again they may have been sitting as tops for another few months ........ or years!
 
I posted about Say "Cheese!" over here if you want to read about it.



Second to be finished was my oldest WIP - oh the memories this stirred up ..... It was actually a really emotional journey quilting this one!  Luckily I still love the fabrics and love the finished quilt.  I didn't have time to take lots of photos of ANZAC Hearts so the ta-da post will be next week when it is back from Show.




 
The last quilt to be quilted and finished was Should I Stay of Should I Go? On this one I was really under serious time pressure.  There are lots of things I would have done differently but in the end I just had to do it.  Yes, there is some stitching I would have taken out and redone if there had been time and yes, the quilting design may have been different but ........ it's done!!  Again there will be a full post about this quilt next week.
 

 
Suffice it to say I am exhausted but extremely happy and really rather proud.  I haven't finished three quilts in a year before let alone a week!
 
So today I am going to be very social and link up over with Lorna and actually head around and see some of the other lovely bloggers!
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Whew! Now to relax and enjoy a new start?

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  2. Yeah!!! They are each beautiful too. Love the heart quilting.

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  3. Wow. What beautiful quilts! I think they are wonderful!
    It is such a good feeling to finish a project. Especially one that has been waiting around for a while. :)
    Good job!

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  4. Well, I suppose there are other ways to motivate oneself to finish some WIP's, but finished is finished... right? (that's not to say that I haven't had as equally crazy deadlines) Wow, what a list in such a short time!?! Congrats on so many nice finishes... and really great to have finished your oldest WIP!?! It's even more amazing that you still liked it. I have had so many projects that after they've been shelved for too long I wonder... what was I thinking?!?

    Enjoy the calm after the storm.

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  5. Wow, that's an amazing amount of work. It must feel good to have it all done.

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  6. Amazing finishes....you should be extremely proud of these beauties and all the hard work that went into them.

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  7. Love your union jack quilt!!! I want to make one someday and yours is inspirational!

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  8. Fantastic quilts! There's nothing like a deadline, is there? :)

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  9. Yes, BREATH! Three fantastic finishes!

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  10. Great quilt finishes! Love, love the Union Jack and NZ flag quilt. Super!

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  11. Congrats on three very lovely finishes. That is a lot for one week! My favorite is your Say Cheese quilt. Hope they do well at the show.

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  12. Congratulations - great work and so glad you got there in time!

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  13. Congratulations! Now you can take a deep breath and put your feet up with a cup of tea.

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  14. Three great big cheers to YOU! Wow! What fabulous finishes. I love your flag quilt, but will have to go and check out your Say "Cheese!" quilt now.... Because that one really has my eye!

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  15. Well I saw your quilts at the Malvern Show today. Congratulations they looked wonderful. And well done on the ribbons!!!! It was good to see your modern quilts there as they stood out from some beautifully executed quilts but nevertheless more trad ones. One lady looking at the rainbow quilt you did said how lovely it was to see fresh brilliant colour. I agreed with her.

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  16. Congratulations on finishing three wonderful quilts and reading the comment above congratulations on the ribbons.

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  17. Yay for getting them finished! They look wonderful!

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