Aug 26, 2010

32 years in the making

020At long last the dishtowels we got for our wedding, 32 years ago, are being put to use. I put the last stitch in this morning and now we can enjoy them.  Thanks to so many of you for giving me the courage to cut into them.  I‘m very happy with how it turned out.

And much thanks to my photography assistants ☺ a 3 generation team.

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27 comments:

ann hermes said...

I LOVE it. Beautifully done!

Stephanie said...

A very beautiful and special quilt to treasure. Wonderful assistants.

Jackie said...

Simply gorgeous and well worth the wait!!

Kaaren said...

Now THAT is a TREASURE, Annette.

What better way to immortalize those tea towels than in a quilt...and done with feedsack fabrics to boot!

I absolutely love it! Well done!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow, that quilt turned out fabulous! I love the colors and fabrics you used and how the dish towel parts aren't just lined up in rows. And I love the hearts and pinwheels too! I love the whole thing!

MGM

Carrie P. said...

Oh, it turned out just great. A super way to really use those towels.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh wow -- it turned out beautifully! I love the way you set the blocks and the colors you chose -- Fantastic Job!

Sue-Anne said...

Your quilt looks fantastic Annette! Now you can enjoy them all the time and not have them stuffed into the back of the cupboard.

Pokey said...

It is a beautiful finish! No more stuck in a cupboard, these happy pictures are out to bring a smile. I'm so glad foe your finish, Annette!

Tarnyia said...

WOW OH WOW that is gorgeous and I bet you are so pleased that you did cut them up and put them to great use now xxxx

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilt is beautiful..........and always good to have a finish no matter how long it takes.......

Needled Mom said...

What a great idea!!!! I love it.

Connie said...

I love the quilt it is just beautiful
!

carol fun said...

this is such a happy quilt! I love how the little pinwheels blocks - they make the whole quilt sparkle! Happy stitching -

Rhonda S. said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and a great way to use the towels..

Béa said...

It's a beautiful finish & wonderful memory quilt. I love the colours and blocks setting (another inspiration for me...).

Lori said...

You did a fantastic job and the quilt really highlights the embroidered towels!!! Beautiful!!
Good looking family too;)

Vesuviusmama said...

It is wonderful, Annette! I'm so glad you took the plunge - you'll get ever so much more use out of them this way. You did a lovely job.

Jenn said...

Truly preserved!!! Absolutely wonderful! So glad you were brave!

Angela said...

What a lovely keepsake! Fantastic job!

MARCIE said...

That quilt turned out so darling! Nice job Annette!

Linda said...

That turned out so beautiful...isn't it nice to have the dish towels out of storage and somewhere you can enjoy them everyday....three cheers to the assistants!!

Tiffaney said...

I just LOVE the way it turned out. I am so happy that you cut into the towels for this one.

Rose Marie said...

Oh, wonderful, wonderful, wonderfull....

Suzie said...

How lovely, Annete!

Thelma said...

This quilt turned out wonderfully, I'm so happy for you, I know it was hard to cut up those towels, but you could not have done a better job. It looks perfect, all quilted and bound. Congratulations!

How did you get those two cool pictures, stacked and tilted in your blog! They add so much to the whole them of your post!

And how did I get so behind on your blog......

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Clever idea. I want to be you when I grow up. :-)

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