Sunday, April 22, 2012

What am I going to do now?

I just finished the last stitch on my Beyond the Cherry Trees.  This was a 29-month BOM and though I had a wedding quilt that I did in between this time, I did keep up pretty well, I think.

No one is home to hold up this huge quilt, so this is the best I could do.

I had the last border on yesterday, but then realized I was short on applique on a couple corners, so had to stitch down a little more vine, three more leaves and one more cherry.  It's done and ready to be folded up for a couple weeks.

I will be leaving for the AQS quilt show in Paducah in a couple days, but when I get back, I will be piecing this beauty together for the backing.  

Besides being very "happy" to finally have this top done, I find myself at a loss as to what is going to keep my hands busy.  It's almost a let down.  There's hardly been a day I haven't stitched just a little on this quilt and if I wasn't stitching on it, it was most certainly on my mind. 

My patience isn't as good as some of the gals who will be hand quilting this very large quilt, so I have mine on my longarm quilter's schedule for June 1. 

For now, I would like to put up my feet and just enjoy the fact that I am done, but I have some packing to do.  I still have work the next couple of days, but then it is off to "quilt heaven" and hooking up with some great friends. 

See you when I get back. 


  1. Congrats Faye!
    It's Beautiful!


  3. Wow. Looks great. I understand the what am I going to do now. Look forward to hearing about what you decide to create next

  4. Congrats. on finishing.Your quilt looks wonderful. I had the same feeling when I finished my quilt. It's like a parting from a friend.

  5. Clapping loudly and cheering. A very good finish.

  6. Woohoo to you! This looks fabulous, I love everything about your piece. Congrats on a fabulous finish.

  7. This is an awesome project and you did a beautiful job of stitching it all. I'm amazed. Have fun in Paducah!

  8. OMG that is one beautiful quilt!
    Have fun at Puducah! You might find a new
    pattern there to work on (-:

  9. Wow...what an accomplishment is stunning!

  10. Enjoy Paducah...what a great way to Celebrate the completion of your BTCT Quilt!
    Well worth the time invested - this applique' project is truly a piece of Art!
    I love your background fabric too.... just PERFECT!



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