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Monday, June 13, 2011

That Crazy quilty girl competition quilt...

Lisa from that crazy quilty girl really is a crazy quilty girl...just check out this quilt! Holy Moly! This quilt is super AMAZING! I think she has every fancy quilting technique all in one quilt! I can't even imagine all the hours put into this one quilt!  Be sure to check our her blog for more quilt inspiration.

I finally finished quilting my BeDazzled quilt late, late last night
(actually, early, early this morning).

The quilt.  I started this quilt last June, after I got back from
Spring International Quilt Market and saw the designs for the first
time.  They were released in Minneapolis, and I knew right away and I
had to do it.  It has definitely been a long, learning road.  I wasn't
an embroiderer, but I was a pretty decent piecer.  Y-seams?  Didn't
even really know what they were!

I typically try to do one big project a year.  When I choose my big
project for the year, I want something that is really going to be achallenge.  This...  was the perfect project for this year.  To spendclose to a year of your life on something, not knowing what you'redoing the entire time, is definitely an interesting experience.

When I get my big projects finished, I feel such relief.  But only for
a few brief moments.  Then sadness kicks in.  Why?  Because it's done. I've obsessed over it, and it has become my entire life.  And thenit's just done.

Does anybody else get like that, or is it just me?

Don't get me wrong.  There's still a lot to be done before the quilt
is finished.  But all (or most) of the creative part is over.  Therest is just all of the junk that HAS to be done.  Blocking, binding,label, sleeve.  None of that is fun.  But I guess I can still lookforward to the very last step:  CRYSTALS!

I don't really have much else to say.  Except that today is the last
day of voting for the Golden Quilter Awards (and no, I didn't vote formyself!)!Now, without any further ado, here is my blood, sweat, and so, so many tears.



Average Quilter said...

That is awesome. you have something to really be proud of

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Wow! That is just incredible and absolutely beautiful!

Sara said...

Holy mackerel!!!!!

Stunning,stunning, STUNNING!!!

Lynette said...

Gadzooks!!!!! This quilt is ***amazing*** Sure wish I could see it in real life. I'm sure it takes your breath away. That is one year well spent!

Carla said...

Simply amazing! The detail, the crystals, the stitching, the colors..... all of it is amazing!

I've never had a project that took so much out of me. But maybe it's time that I do. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.


Dorothy L. Wills said...

Wow! Breathtaking! Thanks for sharing.

Melissa said...

In a word: stunning

Rachel said...

I really don't have much to say except WOW!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

That is simply gorgeous.

ktquilts said...


Unknown said...

hoooooo !!!!

magnifique travail !!!!!!!!!
félicitations , une pure merveille
àmitiés de Régina

Karyli said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

AsylumTanya said...

This quilt is breathtaking! I do understand the letdown at the end of a big project, and I haven't done anything even half as fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Tatkis said...

Wow, this quilt is absolutely wonderful and stunning, and you quilted it perfectly! All details are fantastic!

Best wishes,

Sue said...

Unbelievably incredible!