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Friday, January 27, 2017

Finished!

Yesterday was Australia Day here down under. We chose to celebrate quietly and I had a good old read and finished the binding on a special and personal quilt to me.
Remembering Roma!

I just know my Grandmother would have loved it and I enjoyed adding little things that bought her to mind....like pink carnations which were her favourite flowers, a fan she always had in her bag for church...strawberries for her delicious jam, birds which she loved, English paper piecing as she married an Englishman, to name a few.

My quilt was beautifully quilted by my dear friend FIONA of BubzRugz which added an extra pinch of 'special'. Most of the fabrics are from my French General stash.
It's nice to have it finished because I can now concentrate on my other UFOs.
Today was stitching day with friends and Theresa made us feel right at home and we had our tea/coffee out of her beautiful teacups....went very nicely with our scones, jam and cream. We actually did stitch amongst lots of chat!
I worked on Brinton Hall  (next on the list) I was pleased to get one hexie crown done and half another.
A lovely day! I  came home to showers which the garden was very pleased about.
As this post was in part about my Grandmother I shall leave you with one of her favourite quotes.
Namaste and Blessings Michelle xxx

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt made with your Grandmother's favorite things on...lovely quilting by Fiona..

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  2. Fabulous finish, any finish is a great feeling, but yours is a cracker and so special.
    Great saying.

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  3. Such a special quilt made by you to remember so many things. A great finish

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  4. Michelle, your quilt is exquisite.....indeed a lovely way to remember Roma!

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  5. What a beautiful way to remember someone so special to you. It is always a good day when you share it with good friends, lovely food and some stitching to boot!

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  6. Congratulations on your beautiful finish what a personal way to honour your grandmother.
    You must be very proud of it

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  7. What a beautiful tribute to your Grandmother. The quilt is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Your Remembering Roma is absolutely beautiful Michelle & a special way to remember your Grandmother. Wish we could get some rain showers for the garden here :-)

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  9. Such a beautiful quilt. I wish I had your skills.

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  10. That quilt is so lovely for all the special memories in it.... .I can imagine you having fun making up the different parts. I would like some showers please...
    Hugz

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  11. What a lovely post. I love that your beautiful quilt has special reminders of your grandmother. Fiona did a wonderful job of quilting it too. Such a beautiful quilt!

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  12. So nice to see your special quilt in person. It is amazing how we can get any stitching done between food and chatting. It was a lovely day.

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  13. Such a lovely post about your beautiful quilt tribute to your grandmother, finished off with that wonderful quote! 💕

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  14. What a lovely tribute to your Grandma Michelle,the quilt is gorgeous,so glad you had a relaxing Aussie day xx

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  15. Enjoyed your post Michelle a beautiful quilt in memory of your grandma

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! Well done Michelle!

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  17. A beautiful finish . Looks much bigger than I thought. So lovely how you have incorporated sentimental things into the quilt.

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  18. Remembering Roma is a truly beautiful quilt Michelle, and you must be so pleased with it. So good to have a bit of rain for the parched gardens, I totally agree. x

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  19. Oh my, I just love that quilt. It is such a beautiful design. Are you planning to make it into a pattern? I'm still practicing with my quilting after the TIA, but gosh ... this would be a wonderful project ;-)

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  20. A beautiful and very special finish Michelle. xx

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  21. You must be so proud of your quilt Michelle - it's turned out so beautifuland is a wonderful tribute to your grandmother. Nice start with Brinton Hall! Your stitching group sound very civilised...having met som eof the gals I know you would have had a great laugh too! Nice to get a little rain - we are really parched here....wise words from John Wesley :-)

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  22. A very beautiful quilt with great memories.

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  23. A beautiful tribute to your grandmother and a quiltful of memories for you. The Brinton Hall crown looks gorgeous as is.

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  24. Remembering Roma is a beautiful quilt.

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  25. Congratulations on finishing Remembering Roma. Your quilt is beautiful and will have so many special memories.

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  26. Beautiful and special finish Michelle, the quilt is gorgeous.

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  27. WOW. Michelle
    Is this a lovely beautiful Quilt
    I live it
    I wish you a lovely new week
    Kind regard Narika

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