Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thank you Helen Hayes

you are truly amazing and every time I look at my quilt I am in awe.

What am I talking about you say? Well yesterday I picked up my DNQTTT quilt from Helen Hayes of Noah's quilting. The quilt is large and I'm sure that Helen spent many many long hours on her feet working on this quilt. I think she said she used nearly 5,000 metres (maybe yards?) of thread. Helen's work is absolutely stunning and I couldn't be happier. This quilt is special to me, since it is my first "original" design - which means I reproduced an old quilt all by myself!

Unfortunately though, it's very hard to photograph because we chose the thread to match the background so closely. Nevertheless, I have a few photos, and when it is on the wall I will try to get some more. It's so big (90 x 108 inches approx.) that I can't get a good whole quilt photo.

Anyway, here it is - what do you think?

This is part of the centre.

A close up of the quilting.

Part of the side section.

I have only uploaded a few photos to the blog so it didn't take too much time to load. But if you click on the Flickr link on the sidebar you can see more.

So I have two quilts now that will be ready for the show in October. Phew!!

I have had a very "take it easy" kind of weekend. To be honest - traveling knocks me around, and after this busy couple of weeks I was aching. Ended up not taking any sewing - which was fine, since I had zero minutes to do it anyway.

So on to the last applique border for Phebe. Not sure if I will finish in time - we'll see.

I'm looking forward to spending a few quiet weeks catching up with blogging, sewing and family (not necessarily in that order).

Ciao for now,



Liz said...

I'm speechless!!! If you knew how hard that is to achieve you would be definitely impressed!!! It's gorgeous Deb, I love the background fabric and the applique colours, yes the quilting too. The quilt in it's entirety is lovely.....

susis quilts said...

dear deb,thats just gorgeous,i am speechless ,too,and i am looking foreward to see the whole quilt!!!have a nice time,susi

Merri said...

It looks fantastic........can't wait to see all the fine detail. It really looks like Helen's work has given it another dimension. It will look spectacular on your wall!!!

Meghan said...

Welcome back Deb. Your quilt looks stunning! The quilting makes the applique really 'pop' against the background. Helen has done a wonderful job. I can't wait to see what she does on my DNQTT.

antique quilter said...

It is amazing!
oh Deb you should be so proud of yourself the quilt is just beautiful
she did a wonderful job quilting it too makes your applique come alive more.

Jody said...

MUST SEE MORE!!! Can you squeeze a long shot in there?

Nat Palaskas said...

It amazingly beautiful and I'm looking forward to see it in person at the exhibition in October. I put the date in my calendar. The quilting is gorgeous, she did a great job.

Margaret said...

Wow, it's gorgeous! I'd love to see a pic of the whole thing! Looked at the flickr photos too. I'm in awe!

Cardygirl said...

Your quilt looks stunning! Glad to hear that life may be a little quieter over the next few weeks!

Lori said...

Beautiful quilting for a beautiful quilt!!! Loved the sneak peak:)

Brandie said...

Gorgeous quilting, can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Janet said...

The quilting is amazing!!! I'm looking forward to seeing the whole quilt too.

Esther Aliu said...

Congrats on beautiful design and impressive quilting!
Looking forward to see the whole quilt.

Anonymous said...

My goodness, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. What a fabulous looking work of art. I just love the colors and the quilting is just beautiful. Very well done!

Blissfully Stitching,

Carmen Isaacs said...

Your quilt is absolutely amazing. Is this pattern available?

Nancy in MT said...

Hi, I have finally found you as the designer of the fabulous, stunning quilt or quilts, Not Quite Telling the Truth Applique, that were showcased at the Barn, and am hoping that you will make that design into a pattern. I think I have written to every "Sister" and finally was given your blog so I could praise your work. Nancy in Montana, USA

Donna in SW PA said...

I think it looks GREAT!!!

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