Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Productive Day!


The Final Pressing!
Originally uploaded by *Mormor*

Today was a good sewing day! I finally completed my Dear Jane quilt top! I gave the whole thing a good pressing before laying it out on our dining room floor. It was fun to see all the blocks up close again. Each fabric brought back lots of memories from the past five years. Memories of first discovering Brenda Papadakis' wonderful book...of learning new skills and pushing myself to new levels...of trading fat quarters and swapping blocks with great new friends.

To those fantastic ladies out there (you know who you all are!), I thank you so very much, as without your inspiration, motivation and friendship, I would never have reached this point of my journey. Lots of Quilty Hugs! Mary Ann ;o)


28 comments:

karenfae said...

Wonderful feeling isn't it!! I will catch up to you soon I hope as soon as I get this other quilt off of my quilting frame I can get Insanity on it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Guðrún said...

It is beautiful, a masterpiece.

Caron said...

Simply beautiful! Congratulations on finishing your top! Awesome work.

Anina said...

WOW!
Congratulations!

Quiltnbee said...

WooooooHoooooo! Gee, we have all seen so much life while making these haven't we?? We've made such good friends in that time...I will always treasure the connections. I'm so proud of you for finishing, and I'm sure you are happy and proud, too! It is stunning, Mary Ann! Gee, now I really MUST get quilting on mine, I can't get too far behind!!! =-) Congratulations!

May Britt said...

It is such a beautiful quilt. Congrats on your finish. It is a masterpiece.

Trine said...

Congratulations! It´s really beautiful! Five years, Wow, i just started mine.... looking foreward. Please post more pictures, more closeups!!!! I´d love to see!

JoAnne said...

Congratulations! Your jane is gorgeous - I'm working on jane #2 and I remember what a thrill it was to finish my first one. Quilting it with the wool will be a joy. Beautiful.....

Susan In Texas said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous! I think 5 years is quick! I'll be very lucky to get mine done in that length of time.

How are you going to quilt it?

Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Di said...

Wow - I love it! What an amazing piece of work - all that patience put into one piece - beautiful!

ranette said...

Lovely!!! It's a wonderful feeling isn't it! Have you started planning your next DJ? LOL
I have...

Well done!

'thann said...

Oh, it's beautiful! I know how excited you must be!

Ruthann (DJ List)

Nihal said...

Oh my, GORGEOUS! Big congrats, Mary Ann. A work of dedicated love and heart. I will be watching over your artworks. Cute baby Ari, give my hug.

mellyandrosie said...

WOW!!!!! That is all I can say....It is amazing and you must b so proud!!! An heirloom for decades and hopefully centuries to come - bravo!! =]

Yvette said...

I LOVE it! I am sew jealous!!

Pat from FL and MI said...

WOW! It is indeed wonderful!!!

Elly D said...

Congratulations Mary Ann!!! On a most beautiful finish of your DJ Top. WOW!! I'm so happy for you!
hugs Elly

Mary Ann said...

Gosh, thanks to everyone for all these kind comments! I am really touched to read them!
Hugs, Mary Ann

Bluejanem said...

Wow! Very nice indeed ... can't wait until mine is at this stage. You have done a fine job of it Mary Ann.
Cheers
Jane
http://purrfectlyquilted.blogspot.com

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! Your top is beautiful! Are you floating on a cloud now? Well done, Mary Ann!

Leanne said...

You deserve a huge pat on the back. I wouldn't even contemplate starting a DJ quilt.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful Mary Ann. It doesn't matter how many DJ quilts I see, every time I fall in love with it again.
Regards,
Susan
Manjimup W. Australia
jwsmoore at bordernet dot com dot au

Annelies said...

Congratulations ! It is very beautiful !!

julia said...

Breathtakingly beautiful! More than well done!
Congratulations,
julia

Sherri said...

Amazing Dear Jane quilt!!! What an accomplishment...it's on my list for some day...

Lynda said...

Mary Ann - your quilt is sensational. Phenomenal work.

Karlene said...

Beautiful Quilt...I am just starting on this adventure of my own Dear Jane quilt...beautiful work...Thanks for sharing...Karlene

Mark Lipinski said...

Mary Ann, your Jane is FLAWLESS! Well done! xoxom