Monday, February 06, 2012

J is for Jubilant!
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I could piece and quilt something of this size completely by hand. I have a new sense of awe and respect for those pioneer women that did this as a matter of course - and all without the ease of modern convenience tools, lighting and entertainment.
Partly in deference to those pioneer souls and partly as a means to concentrate fully on finishing, I have been 'off the grid' for about a week now. Bear with me while I catch up on all the doin's around the 'net and decide what project I want to work on finishing up next.

67 comments:

Jeanna said...

Amazing! Gorgeous quilt and all done by hand. You are awesome! Are your fingers sore?

Thanks for posting!

ranette said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen! Congrats on the finish.

Sue said...

It's so beautiful! What awesome work you did.

WoolenSails said...

That looks so beautiful all together. I really need to get back to mine, but it definitely won't be that big, lol.

Debbie

Penny said...

It is an awesome quilt! Kudos to you on a beautiful finish!!

Julierose said...

This is beautiful; Thanks for the encouragement; will do....
Julierose

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That is positively gorgeous! As a hand quilter, I know the amount of work you put into that ... you should be quite proud of that quilt.

Katie said...

Wow. You've made yourself a treasure! :-)

Shakerwood said...

W is for Wow!

Vicki W said...

It's beautiful! Congratulations!

Beth said...

OMG congratulations Libby it is stunning! How did you bind that by the way? You are such a fantastic quilter!

Rhonda said...

Outstanding, is the word I'd use. You go girl! Yes, our great grandmothers, as they say, back in the day, were awesome women-folk and very talented. I'm just happy that some of that talent rubbed off on this generation!
SMILES>>

Karen said...

Wow! You did it! What size is your quilt? Looks mighty big and mighty good.

Vivian said...

Absolutely stunning. And don't forget H for heirloom. You should be very proud of yourself. This beauty is quite an accomplishment.

Lisa A said...

It truly is a thing of beauty!

Jenny M said...

You must have had a good dose of determination & will power to keep going with this project. Your quilt is amazing!

anne bebbington said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!! So glad I decided to copy with my own Liberty Tana Lawns version (currently on hold as I'm on a serious applique border task for my nieces wedding quilt - but those hexagons keep calling me like a siren from the sea) This is a wonderful finish :)

Cathi said...

Congratulations!!! You have an absolutely beautiful masterpiece there!

Kathie said...

I have enjoyed the journey of you making this quilt from the sidelines, yes cheering you on many times! LOVE this quilt what a major accomplishment! I am so happy for you its beautiful....
Kathie

The Calico Cat said...

WOW - let me know when you are ready for my address.

Sweet P said...

All I can say is WOW!

Hillcresthome Prims said...

That is a gorgeous, beautiful quilt.
Your work is awesome.
You should be proud of that wonderful quilt and you finished.
I love the colors of the quilt as well.
GREAT JOB!
Blessings,
Tricia

Diane said...

I gasped when this photo came up on my screen! OMGosh you must be floating. It is gorgeous.
It needs entered in a show-- even if you don't care about ribbons-people, lots of people, should see it.
Standing ovation!!

Barbara said...

A masterpiece!!! What joy you must have felt when that last stitch was taken....a beautiful accomplishment! Enjoy the quilt and treasure the process.

Julie in the Barn said...

Wow!! All I can say is Wow!! You da bomb, Libby.

Lori said...

I think that actually calls for a party!!! Woo-hoo! It is fantastic, wonderful, beautiful and amazing!!

Cornbread and Beans Quilting said...

I have been watching you do that amazing quilt for quite awhile now and I feel so proud of you and happy for you, so I can imagine what you must be feeling.
It is every bit as stunning as I knew it was going to be. Masterpiece.
Way to go you pioneer girl you!!!!!

Carol said...

Libby it is amazing! You are amazing! You truly should be jubilant!

Sharon said...

Fabulous, can you hear me clapping from NW Washington? This is an amazing treat to see it finished. Job very well done. congrats to you.

Amy said...

Your quilt is just fabulous -- love the colors. I just recently started doing some hand piecing, and I have really had fun. I did a tumbling blocks wall hanging, and quickly started a Grandmother's Flower Garden after that. Up to now I've been stricly a machine piecer, and a machine quilter. But who says you have to stick to all one thing, right? And you're right - for some reason hand piecing does give me such a feeling of connection to the quilters of the past.

AnnieO said...

Woooohoooooo (wild clapping)! Amazing and ALL YOURS. Yay!

Nancy in MT said...

Libby, it's stunning. The colors are gorgeous.

Dawn said...

Glorious!!
Love everything about it - fabric, color, stitching - just WOW.

Barb said...

I have a new sense of awe and respect for you!
congrats on a stunning quilt! It is a real heirloom.
xox

Mary said...

If your fence is 6', that must be a huge quilt. That's quite an accomplishment!!!

Loris said...

This is such a treasure! I love it :-) Handpiecing is rather satisfying and you have really taken it to the height here.
It's beautiful!

Mad about Craft said...

Fantastic job!

I am making a hexi quilt - it's into it's third year now! I'm hand piecing but I'm not sure I'll hand quilt and it isn't going to be as big as yours. I take my hat off to you!

Angie said...

Absolutely innnncredible!! It is beautiful, Libby :)

Jen said...

Wow! Very impressive. Jen

McIrish Annie said...

you are a rock star, of course in a very pioneer way! I will be sure to share this with the gals at the guild who saw you working away on those little buggers!

Congrats! it is a work of art.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wow, I can't even imagine the satisfaction of finishing this beauty!

Texan said...

Stunning!!! Gives me hope I might someday see my Hexagon quilt done!

Jeanne said...

Oh, my goodness! What a wonderful finish. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous.

Susie said...

It's amazing!

Janet said...

Gorgeous. Bravo! You should be so proud of yourself to get it done during all of your moves.
Can't wait to see what you work on next.
Janet

Nancy said...

Wow...that is a beauty!! You should be so proud of this. I hope it is appreciated for generations. Wish I could see it in person.

Candace said...

Jumping for joy, Libby! I think I could find a wonderful expletive for every letter of the alphabet over your finish! How proud you must be!
Cheers!

deb said...

wow I just have no words to describe the beauty, what an accomplishemnt...big congrats!!!

Heidi said...

Wow...that is beautiful! I happened to see a link for your blog on one I read regularly and had to pop in to see it better. What a wonderful job you did and you can say you joined the ranks of those pioneer women with this one. :-)

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Quilter Kathy said...

That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen...and I've seen a lot of quilts! The colours and the design are so pretty and I could just look at it all day!
This is the kind of quilt that if it was hanging at a quilt show, there would be a crowd of people around it all day!

Paula TheQuilter said...

Remind me again the size of the hexagons? I, too, have been 'off-the-grid'. My next post will show why.

Dixie said...

What a gorgeous finish! Its just wonderful - will you miss working on it just a little?

Judy in Michigan said...

Absolutely beautiful!! How did you quilt it, bind it?? backing? Please tell us more.

Kim said...

You did it...and it's awesome in a very big way! :-D

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I love your quilt. I am in awe of you. Great work. Something I would love to do myself someday. I love piecing by hand and quilting by hand.

MARCIE said...

You are an amazing woman! I rejoice with you! It is truly fantastic!

Josie said...

Any pioneer woman worth her salt would have been proud to make such a stunning quilt. You did a fantastic job. I'm in awe of your handpiecing skills.

Stephanie D. said...

I think we need to erect a statue in your honor. Amazing!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Jubilant? I'd be over the moon. It is truly a masterpiece, Libby! Well done, VERY well done.

Karen said...

WOW WOW WOW - that's is an amazing quilt and beautiful. That's quite an accomplishment - congrats on this finish :)

Hugs - Karen

Kris said...

What a magnificent accomplishment! It is beautiful!!M

~Bren~ said...

Beautiful! What feeling, eh?

alda said...

congratulations to this wonderful work! It is a stunning quilt ;-)

Linda in NC said...

Simply stupendous; well done! Three cheers for perseverance.

Valerie said...

Wow Libby, I have been watching you create this quilt little by little for a LONG time now! It is just stunning. You have done an amazing job. :)

Lynn Dykstra said...

I hope you are very, very pleased with yourself.
It is beautiful.

Lucy said...

wow! this is fabulous!