zondag 7 oktober 2012

Three years later


I finished my Pennsylvania Dutch. A big hurray!!! This is a PIP I'm really really proud of.
Three years ago I started it. I finished the top early this year, but I didn't have the courage to quilt it myself. It's 220 cm x 180 cm (perimeter: 8 m = 8 m of binding).
So, one day Jos was here and told me about Anne at Maple Leaf, who does long arm quilting. I am always happy to hear from others if they are happy with someone's work. And Jos of course was.
Anne really listens to her clients. I told her I didn't want the quilt to be quilted densely and Anne knew exactly what I meant.
Thank you Anne, for making the quilt even prettier!

Mijn Pennsylvania Dutch is af. Een groot applaus. Dit is een PIP waar ik echt heel trots op ben.
Drie jaar geleden ben ik met deze quilt begonnen. De top had ik begin dit jaar af, maar ik had niet de moed aan het quilten te beginnen, aangezien die 220 cm x 180 cm is (omtrek: 8 m = 8 m bies).
Een paar weken geleden was Jos hier en zij vertelde mij over Anne van Maple Leaf, die long arm quilt. Ik hecht er altijd veel waarde aan, als ik van een ander hoor, dat ze tevreden zijn met iemands werk. En, Jos gaf aan, dat Anne erg mooi kon quilten. Het besluit was dus genomen.
Anne luistert naar haar klanten. Ik had haar gezegd, dat ik de de quilt niet dicht gequilt wilde hebben en ze wist precies wat ik bedoelde.
Bedankt Anne, om de quilt nog mooier te maken!

The quilt is for a dear friend of mine. I know she had to wait a long time, but I think it was worth the waiting.

De quilt is voor een lieve vriendin. Ze heeft wel lang moeten wachten, maar ik denk dat het wel de moeite waard was.

 A close-up of the quilting. 



In my previous post I told you about The Giving Heart. I stitched 5 cute 4" blocks. The patterns were kindly offered by Mollie. If you can find time, maybe you can stitch a block too.

In mijn vorige post heb ik jullie verteld over The Giving Heart. Ik heb 5 lieve 4" blokken gestitcht. De patronen werden aangeboden door Mollie. Misschien vind je nog een half uurtje tijd om zo een blokje te maken. 



Our Sunday morning walk. I took the top two pictures because the ducks there were making so much noice in the big puddle that was formed by the rain over the last two days.
Those mushrooms on the tree trunks were amazing to see.
And Bibi is still joining the fun on shorter walks now.

Onze zondagochtend wandeling. De bovenste twee foto's heb ik genomen omdat de eenden zoveel lawaai maakten in de enorme plas die was ontstaan door de regen de afgelopen twee dagen. 
De paddestoelen op de boomstammen zijn zo mooi!
En Bibi heeft nog steeds plezier ons te vergezellen op kortere wandelingen. 


The beauty of reflections after two days of rain
De schoonheid van spiegelingen na twee dagen regen. 




"We must not allow other people's limited perceptions to define us."
- Virginia Satir

30 opmerkingen:

Terry zei

Congratulations on getting your quilt finished! It's beautiful! :0)

chevremont zei

wat een prachtige quilt!

Sue zei

That is a gorgeous quilt, Simone! I love the fabrics and patterns. How nice to have it finished!

Lynn zei

What a beautiful quilt!!! I love the colors and fabrics you've used. Really just a pleasure to look at it.

Rena zei

Oh liebe Simone ,
dein Quilt ist großartig geworden , er gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut , aber auch ein Kompliment an Anne ,das Quilting schaut prächtig aus . Ich bin begeistert !
deine gestickten Herzen gefallen mir auch , so süß , schaue mir gleich den link dazu an , danke dafür !

Rena
xo

Jackie zei

Congratulations on your finish Simone! It's a good sized quilt. I love the swirly quilting pattern. Anne did a really good job!

I've never seen mushrooms growing in the wild like that!

Stephanie zei

Pip Pip Hurray!!! It's beautiful and definitely worth the wait. Great quilting too.

hetty zei

A beautiful quilt! Anne did a great job on the quilting. It's well worth waiting for! Great photos too. Glad to see that Bibi is still able to go for walks. Love the mushrooms and the reflection.

Herzblatt zei

Apart from the absolutly great fantastic quilt I love the quilting very much, because I also like this kind of quilting much more then quilting so densely.
You can be very proud on this marvellous quilt!!!!!!!!
Best wishes
Iris

Carrie P. zei

congrats! on your awesome finish. I think your friend will think it was worth the wait.

Amanda zei

What a lovely quilt. I'm sure you must be really pleased with it now it's finished, and I'm certain your friend will be delighted.

Debbie zei

Awesome quilt finish - good for you!!!

Guðrún zei

Beautiful quilt, congratulations on the finish. I always enjoy your pictures taken on your walks.

Bev C zei

Hello Simone,

A big cheer from Down Under for your finished quilt. I agree with you too much quilting detracts from the work you have put into it. The design you chose is perfect.

Lovely pictures of your walk.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Sandi zei

Your quilt is so lovely! I just adore those colours, Simone!

Cybele's patch zei

Het is een plaatje geworden Simone. De top was al prachtig maar nu is het helemaal een beauty! Ik ben blij dat je zo tevreden bent over Anne's quiltwerk. Ze heeft het echt heel mooi gedaan.

KaHolly zei

Yay!! It's beautiful!!

Tracy zei

What a TREMENDOUS finish, Simone... it is stunning! A real work of art and labor of love. Your friend will be so happy with it. And I just love the sampler style of this quilt. And not least the very name of of it--Pennsylvania Dutch. My home town in Pennsylvania is very near "Pennsylvania Dutch Country" :o) LOVELY to see what autumn is looking like for your there. I took photos at the weekend too, and hope to share those shortly. Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

Ulla zei

Great quilt and really worth the hours spent on it. The quilting is very nice too, lets your quilt play the main role.
Beautiful pictures from your walk; we have also had lots of rain lately.

Grethe zei

Perfect quilt,Simone, I am sure your love it, congratulations and very nice quilting as well. Yes, beautiful pics fro the walk :))

Houseelf zei

What a beautiful quilt. Well done.

Ducks make me laugh- they are so comical. Glad Bibi is enjoying little walks. Those funghi are amazing.

Daniëlle zei

Applause!!!!!! Well done and your friend will enjoy it no doubt! Love the stitcheries! Hugs, Daniëlle

Marion B. zei

Hi Simone,

je quilt is geweldig en inderdaad dat niet vol quilten is prachig. Ik ben daar ook niet zo heel erg weg van moet ik zeggen. Ga je hem gebruiken?

Val Spiers zei

Your quilt is gorgeous. What an achievement .

Suzie zei

Congratulations, Simone! What a gorgeous quilt! You can really be proud of it :-)))

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries zei

Oh Simone your quilt is beautiful and I just love those colours! What a lovely reflection...enjoy your Wednesday xoxo

Handmade by Mai zei

Ik heb hem al in het echt mogen bewonderen en hij is echt heel mooi.

The Patchsmith zei

Your quilt is stunning - and I think quilted lovely. Lucky friend - she will love it.

Just-Do zei

Met recht een quilt om trots op te zijn. Goed idee om het quilten niet te dicht te doen, zo is het echt heel mooi.

the cuby poet zei

This quilt is a thing of great beauty. I used to make patchwork using traditional block patterns and I see bears paw here with others I recognise but have forgotten the names. Well done, as I know how many hours this must have consumed.

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