Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Family Bethlehem Star quilt

Sunday, May 27, 2012

462 Cherries Later...

 Give or take 1 or 2...it seemed more like 4,062...

At long last, the final border has been completed and all 4 have been attached to the quilt top...could not resist counting all the cherries that were made...maybe I should count the leaves too:o)



It has been quite a journey to get this project to this stage and now, after a final clean up of stray threads, a good pressing and decisions about how to quilt it - off the top goes to the long-arm quilter who will machine baste the top, batting and backing together in preparation for the next phase...wish me luck as I make an effort in returning to old fashioned hand quilting...

Have not posted anything for weeks...there has been so much going on - hope to return to at least a weekly form of blogging in the near future.

This Memorial Day Holiday, remembering all those who have given so much. And to the family members I love so dearly who have served...Grandpa - WWI, my Dad and Father-in-law - WW2, my husband of 45+ years - Vietnam and our dear son - Bosnia. 

19 comments:

  1. My thanks to all your family members who have served first of all. Secondly, your quilt top is beautiful. It looks so crisp. Now, I am not so sure it was healthy to count all those cherries...it might make you faint. Of course better now than before we started this road or maybe we wouldn't have taken it. Can't wait to see your handquilting.

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  2. Thanks to your family for all they have done to serve this country. What a rich tradition of service you have.

    Your quilt is beautiful. Congratulations on finishing that top and I can't wait to see your hand quilting. It's an incredible accomplishment.

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  3. Beautiful quilt . . . I am touched by the many family members you have had serving our country . . . Honoring doesn't seem enough thankfulness for those in your family and the many, many others . . . yet, . . . I will honor with the many others tomorrow . . .

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  4. Oh my goodness! It is absolutely AMAZING§

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  5. This is absolutely stunning! Can you tell me what pattern this is?

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  6. Oh Pat this is stunning. You must be so thrilled and excited to have the top done!
    It looks amazing - hip hip hooray!

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  7. p.s. Thanks to all the men in your family who have served to protect us.
    Have a wonderful memorial day!!

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  8. congrats! it is so pretty.
    hand quilting! it will be a good thing to do during wintertime.

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  9. Wow! Your cherry quilt took my breath away.

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  10. A beautiful, beautiful quilt and beautiful, beautiful words of tribute.

    Always miss you when you go underground, but totally understand.

    Love across the miles.

    Peace,

    Sharon

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  11. My thanks to all of your family members who have served our country.
    Your quilt is beautiful.

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  12. First, a big thank you to your family for all they have done for us. Second, you rock! I love your layout and congrats to getting your top finished. The next phase of hand quilting will bring it to life.

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  13. Oh my gosh, your quilt looks tremedous, well done! I want to start mine all over again now, I love your colours a lot.

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  14. I love it Pat!!! I'm so happy you are hand quilting it too. This quilt needs it!!

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  15. Please add my thanks to your family who have served. My dear husband served in the air force from 1972-1976 - I'm so proud of him! So pleased to hear you are going to hand quilt your beautiful cherry quilt - it really deserves the love and attention!

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  16. Congratulations! The quilt is an amazing accomplishment and hand quilting would be like icing on the cake. You must be the queen of discipline! What do you do with all your beautiful quilts?

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  17. Wow and I thought your post was about picking cherries and making jam! Not that you couldn't, but of course, another exquisite quilt. Brava, TO! xxoo Nancy

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  18. Hmmm...actually I think there was 463 cherries there!

    I didn't really count...just being contentious!

    No matter how many there are, it is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you to all your family who have helped keep us free. So much sacrifice from so many. Blessings to all.

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  19. A fantastic piece of work. No wonder you don't have spare time for blogging.

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