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Tanya (pronounced like the color TAN) : ))

Friday, April 6, 2012

It Is Finished!!

Christians all over the world are celebrating the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ today and I hope you are one of them. Sunday we will celebrate his resurrection!! I hope this Easter season is more than just a bowl full of jelly beans, colored eggs and the Easter bunny. Tho' I love all of those things, this is a time to reflect on what He's done for us on the cross.
I'm so very grateful for God's Son and what He's done in my life. If you don't know what I'm talking about and would like to learn more, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Another reason for the title of this post is......I finally finished the quilt for our granddaughter's b'day, which is tomorrow. Miss Brooke will turn 10 tomorrow and they are coming into town for a cookout and b'day party.

I started it way back in January, thinking I had plenty of time to get it pieced and finished way before the big day, but then I put it aside to work on some other things and well, I hate to admit it but I just finished it late last nite. LOL Does anyone ever do that besides me?? I really put pressure on myself the last couple of weeks to get it finished on time and since this is my very first pinwheel quilt and my first quilt in over 20 yrs, I think I kept putting it off because it intimidated me just a bit. Now I feel like I can breathe a little. (now I know I showed you all the Thimbleberries quilt blocks from last yr., but I have never put it all together yet, so that one doesn't count)ha.

I knew I would NOT have time to get it machine-quilted, so I had to come up w/another idea. I found some really cute flower buttons that had matching colors, so I used those to 'tack' it down(in the center of each 'pinwheel') and hold it together. Then I followed the quilt book's instructions for stitching on the binding, etc. and here's the finished product......ta-da......

They recently painted her bedroom really bright colors, so hopefully this will hang on the wall and blend in.

I enjoyed working w/such bright joyful colors.....I love prairie points!!

I had to clear off our big 8 ft. island, so I could pin it together and put the binding on. The fabric is 'Twirl' from Moda.

On another note, I have put lots of new goodies in my Etsy shop recently(the new Lizzie Kate kits are here) along w/several other new graphs,and wool applique patterns are on the way, so take a peek if you get a chance.

I wish everyone a wonderful Easter!!


Trace4J said...

Happy Easter Friend
What a beautiful quilt. A treasure for your sweet granddaughter.


Country Prims said...

Hi Tanya, lovely post! What a great hope through our loving Saviour. Thanks for encouraging us to reflect on what He has done for us.

Fantastic job on the quilt, your grand-daughter will be delighted for sure.

Thanks for visiting
Shazy x

Christine said...

Happy Easter to you, Tanya! It is a real blessing to know you as a dear sister in Christ!
What amazing love God has shown us and we can praise Him for a LIVING hope - He arose!
The quilt is just gorgeous - the borders are a work of art in themselves! Well done you!
God bless

Sheila said...

Wishing you and your family and joyous Easter celebration. I so love this time of year of reflection, renewal and hope through the love of God as we praise Him for our blessings.

What a beautiful gift of love for your lucky granddaughter, Tanya! She's truly blessed to have you as her Grandma.

hugz and blessings~

Angie Berry said...

I love this post Tanya! I just knew your title was from Jesus' words so I got a little tickled when I realized it was also for your quilt, hehe. But yes, Praise God that He loves us that much! His unconditional love is something I will never comprehend but I am so very thankful for it! Thank you for sharing Jesus on your blog! =]

I believe Miss Brooke will flip over this quilt, it is beautiful! I love the bright colors and neat designs that you used. Finishing it off with the cute matching buttons, striped edging, and prairie points is so neat... love it!!

Enjoy your family and have a blessed Easter weekend, sweet sister~

Shelley said...

If I were 10, I would want that quilt on my bed lol! It's just lovely:) Happy Easter and God Bless!

Carol said...

That has to be one of the prettiest, cheeriest quilts ever, Tanya--you do beautiful work :)

Have a blessed Easter with your family!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous Quilt and thanks for the nice comment on my blog...good luck

Karen said...

The striped binding is the perfect finishing touch for this quilt.