Monday 12 December 2011

It’s done!!!!!! So, who’s for a Par-tay with lots of Giveaways!!!!!

Slack, slack, slack… all I can say!!!!

I finally finished the year 7 quilt on Friday and it was my goal to post it to show you on Saturday but I got ‘stuck’ on Facebook (hee hee) and into jobs around the house that have been missing out for a couple of weeks !!!! LOL  And before I knew it, it’s Monday!!!!!!  These days are just spinning by!!!!

Here ‘she’ is….. completato, complété, 完成, voltooid, dovršen, completado, críochnaithe, mimlija, fullført, zakończony, завершенный, končana, cwblhau, tamamlandı….. COMPLETED!!!!!!


Can you tell I was excited to finish her off in time for her presentation to the students at their Graduation Ceremony????…and just in the nick of time too……at 1am I was putting the last of the stitches into the binding and rod pocket……..I DO work best under pressure I think!!!!!!!


My good friend Lynette was a tremendous help as she used her embroidery machine to its full potential adding a jpeg image of our school emblem into its files and letting it ‘do its thing’, quite a few times, until it was right!!!!  There’s over 100,000 stitches in that centre block and I can’t thank her enough in helping me make my vision a reality….It worked beautifully!!!!!

She also helped me at this ‘fun’ stage….




…not great with my ‘dodgy’ knee and at that crucial quilting stage, she kept the motivation up with coffee and giggles and great quilting suggestions!!!!  She’s a gem!!!!!

I don’t know if you noticed, but each of the blocks between the nine-patches was stitched by each year 7 student with their name and a border.  We taught them how to stitch all through term 3 and 4 using Helen’s stitching tutorials from her Stitched Sundays.  And I stitched all the year 7  teachers names, principal’s and deputy principal’s names too on the blocks down either side.  With one block left, I machine embroidered an apple…well, you know……apple for the teacher!!!!!! ….a bit corny, but cute I thought!!!!!!

This will now hang in the new school library as a ‘memorial’ to our year 7 group from 2011 who, one day, will show their kids that they too went to our school, many years ago!!!!!


Now don’t forget to enter my giveaway in the Quilting Gallery  Blog Hop Party before Dec 18 AEST…..leave a comment here for your entry to win a ‘SideWinder’ portable bobbin winder.  And remember, if you become a follower, you’ll get an extra entry!!!!  Make sure you visit as many of the other Blog Party People too….there’s over 200 giveaways all around the world!….woohoo!!!!!!

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Sugary sweet, Christmassy Hugs

xo Wendy :O)


Anonymous said...

well done Wendy i knew you could do it and it looks great,well done

Jess @ Scrappy n Happy said...

The quilt looks fantastic! What a great way to remember the students. Now how are you going to top that next year?

Marilyn said...

Wow Wendy, YOU DID IT. I never doubted that it would be done on time ! It looks wonderful, and will such a good keepsake for the school.

Fiona said...

Wendy the quilt is such a great piece of work and will be part of the schools history... wonderful job.... well done...

Jan Maree said...

Oh well done Wendy - what a gift to those students and the school!

Fee said...

Wonderful it looks great Wendy. Lynette did a wonderful job of the embrodiery too - A fantastic heirloom you have created.

Hugs - Fee X

Quiltin' Sandy said...

WOW Wendy. The quilt looks just fabulous. You should be so proud of it. Hugs, Sandy. :)

Allie said...

What an AMAZING quilt - I love the center block, all the signatures, you did great with the quilting and layout - great job, girl!!!!

Alicia said...

Oh my, that's a beautiful memory