Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Gardener's Journal - It's Finished

What a great way to finish 2012 with getting my A Gardener's Journal quilt FINISHED!  I started way back in 2010 stitching with the original Stitch-A-Long girls, and put my final stitches in to the top at the beginning of 2012.  Eventually I got around to sending it off for quilting to the very clever Leeanne at quiltmekiwi who has worked her magic for me.  I am so thrilled with the quilting, I never imagined it could be so perfect for this quilt, thanks Leeanne for making my first ever professional quilting experience so awesome!

A Gardener's Journal Quilt - Designed by Hatched and Patched



  





Thanks to Chookyblue and all the Stitch-A-Long girls for the encouragement, motivation, and inspiration that you all share so willingly, you all helped me get over the finish line on this one.

Till next time ......... happy stitching.......... Nicky xx



43 comments:

Christine said...

Congratulations ... your quilt looks amazing.

shez said...

wow Nicky this is absolutely gorgeous,congrats on a beautiful finish,well done.xx

Koala said...

Congratulations with such a beautiful quilt! It looks amazing :-)

Bev C said...

Hello Nicky,

It really has been a wonderful time seeing this quilt come together. Fantastic, you must be so happy. The quilting is amazing. Great job quilter.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

suzitee said...

Wooohooooo it's finished! What an amazing effort Nicky, you should be so proud :) I love all the quilting details, she has done an awesome job. A fantastic way to end the year!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Wahoo!!! Congratulations...it looks fabulous...great end of year finish for 2012...

Nancy J said...

A perfect, beautiful, lovely finish to the year.A super quilt, and lovely design. All good things are worth taking time. Just like cheese!!! Greetings from Jean

Jeanette said...

Congratulations Nicky. Your quilt is beautiful. Hugs,xx.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your quilt is fantastic Nicky, what a wonderful finish! Leeanne's quilting is beautiful. What's your next big project? Wendy x

Susan said...

Congratulations on your beautiful quilt. Lovely colours and stitching, and the quilting really complements it. Hooray!

Wendy said...

Congrats on finishing your beautiful quilt...you should be very proud of yourself for finishing this.

Christine M said...

Your quilt is just beautiful Nicky. You must be so pleased with it. That certainly is a great way to finish off 2012!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Nicky...well done that looks so good...you must be very proud...

Deb said...

Nicky it looks absolutely fabulous. I have still on just done the stitheries-hopeless thats me. The quilting is amazing.

Fiona said...

It really is lovely.... I only started with SAl after this and it would have been fun to sew with everyone... I love yours and the quilting has highlighted your beautiful work...
Hugz

MandaBurms said...

Oh wow it looks wonderful what a wonderful finish for 2012.
Love Leanne

Raewyn said...

Absolutely beautiful Nicky. Well worth the wait - they say all good things take time!!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG it's beautiufl.......well done and so pleased you have finally made reached the end...

Manuela said...

Hello Nicky,

congratulation,a great finish.
The Quilt is wonderful.
Perfect stitching and quilting.

I wish you a Happy New Year, Manuela.

Josie said...

Nicky... your gorgeous quilt is now gorgeously quilted. Bet you are thrilled to bits with it. Now... what's next... BG perhaps? ;o) Wishing you a happy and creative New Year.

Terry said...

Congratulations! It's amazing! :0)

Annie said...

It's just too fabulous! Such beautiful quilting to top off your masterpiece! Enjoy and have a great new year!

Lynda said...

Fantastic Nicky. Definitely a wonderful finish to 2012. Your quilt is beautiful (and so is your stitching).

Leeanne said...

Hey great post! Your binding worked out great. Glad you are happy! Happy that your first outta house quilting job was successful.

Anthea said...

Oh, take my breath away Nicky!!
Congratulations on such a gorgeous quilt, I cannot imagine all the time and skill you have put into it. Now you have a lifetime to admire your cleverness!! YAY!!

Maria said...

Fabulous quilt Nicky. Well done. Your quilting is beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family and may 2013 bring many blessings to you all.

Maria said...

Fabulous quilt Nicky. Well done. Your quilting is beautiful. Happy New Year to you and your family and may 2013 bring many blessings to you all.

Wendy said...

Nicky, it's beatiful, well done!

Deb R said...

Congratulations of a beautiful quilt, your stitching looks lovely and the quilting compliments it completely.

Kath said...

Oh so beautiful Nicky. You have done yourself proud. The quilting is fab too, well done. What have you got in store for 2013?

StitchCat said...

Your quilt is just absolutely beautiful Nicky. Well done on finishing it. Happy New Year!

Katrina said...

Happy New Year Nicky to you and your family, I hope its off to a good start so far.
Your quilt is wonderful, what a fantastic achievement!

Marina said...

Fantastic!
Your colour choices are really beautiful. I made this quilt pattern some time ago in light colours It was a really nice quilt to sew.
Have a happy new year :)

Cheryl said...

Wow Nicky that's an AMAZING finish!!!! Your quilt is so beautiful...and your handwork is perfection!

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

well done Nicki, Leanne certainly males a superb job, I cannot believe she does such beautiful work on a domestic machine!! Fabulous

Noela said...

Your GJ quilt looks absolutely fantastic. It makes me want to get mine done as I am not too good with FMQ especially the fancy stuff. Such a lot of work went into that quilt. Hugs...

Noela said...

Your GJ quilt looks absolutely fantastic. It makes me want to get mine done as I am not too good with FMQ especially the fancy stuff. Such a lot of work went into that quilt. Hugs...

Jan said...

I adore the quilt. I have my eye on doing this one someday.

Tatkis said...

Fantastic quilt, full of wonderful details and beautiful fabrics!
Congratulations on your finish!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Suzanne said...

Wow, what a fantastic quilt! Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful piece.

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh!! Nicky, you must be SOOOOOO beyond thrilled with that finish! The quilting is just perfect for it. Congratulations!

Leanne said...

Wow your quilt is amazing. I could never quilt like that.

Leanne said...

Wow your quilt is amazing. I could never quilt like that.

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