At long last - Selah Ranch donation quilt!

mary_c_gwFebruary 3, 2012

Last May, I posted my intention to make a quilt for the Selah Ranch Preserve. I said I was going steal Rebecca's (Cannahavana's) design, and she was OK with that.

So I finished it yesterday!

It was a long haul, but worth it. The worst was the last four days - 352" of handsewn binding. Oh, now that looks really pathetic, LOL. ONLY 352 inches?? I don't hand sew at all quickly, and I do hate it.

Anyway, I will make the donation on Monday. I still have to type up a description and set a minimum bid. OH, and also worry that it will be "good enough", because I always do that.

The whole quilt on a full-sized bed:

Close-ups:

Label and backing:

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toolgranny

I've been waiting to see this. It turned out very well. I hope you get lots of money for them. Let us know how it does.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 9:35PM
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magothyrivergirl

It is beautiful! Good enough??? You betcha!
The colors and design are very appealing to both men and women - very appropriate for the Ranch. It will be a successful auction. The lucky winner will receive a very heartfelt, unique masterpiece.

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 9:37PM
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nanajayne

Very nice. I am fond of the color combination, they work so well together. I am sure it will bring in lots of money and it surly is GOOD ENOUGH!!. Great job as usual. Your binding is worth all that effort. TFS

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 10:02PM
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mary_c_gw

I shouldn't have posted the "good enough" comment. I get irritated when other women are reticent or denigrating about their own skills. It also looks as though I were fishing for compliments.

I should live up to my own expectations, as should we all. Of course it's "good enough". It's a handmade quilt. It's not factory produced item.

Thank you for the compliments!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 10:19PM
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loisflan

Mary, I think your quilt is beautiful. The colors are great; I love blues and browns. How kind of you to make such an incredible donation. I hate hand sewing the binding too. But it is very satisfactory to complete a project, and that is the final step. Good job. Lois

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 11:04PM
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K8Orlando

We all feel that 'is it good enough' thing. It's the curse of creative people; we can't help it.

The quilt is gorgeous as is your quilting! I've long kept a picture of Rebecca's quilt on the cork board in my sewing room and hope to make it some day too. It's Depression Block, right? Love it!

Kate

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 6:21AM
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day2day

Your quilt is beautiful! I like the colors and the pattern.
You did a great job.

The pattern looked familiar but I couldn't remember...or never knew...the name. Thanks Kate.

I understand the 'not good enough' feeling. I think we all get it. That's just being human.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful quilt.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 7:28AM
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jennifer_in_va

that turned out wonderfully! (is that a word?) I love how it looks on your furniture!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 8:29AM
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msmeow

It's beautiful, Mary! I hope the bidders appreciate the talent and workmanship and bid high! :)

Donna

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 8:32AM
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nannykins

I too love the colours and I really like the way you worked the block in to the border. Sure to raise lots of money.
Theresa

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 8:56AM
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barbara_l

Nice work and I just love your color combinations, which makes it on the neutral side so anyone would be able to use where ever they desire.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 9:35AM
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bev2009

I love the colors, pattern, and total effect. I hope it goes for a lot.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:23AM
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luvtosharedivs

Absolutely stunning! And appealing to the eye. (Blues and browns always attract my attention anyway.)

I soooooo admire your FM quilting, and I hope I can acquire that same talent some day.

Your backing and border fabric is also gorgeous.

Julie

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 10:54AM
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sunnycentralFL

Great quilt, Mary! Nice modern color choices! It will be a success!

Gwen

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 11:08AM
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magothyrivergirl

Mary - I didn't view your comment as fishing for compliments, but instead as a genuine, personal judgement of its "worthiness" for the auction at this event. As an artist, you had the very difficult task to select the pattern and colors, and make all the decisions that would have broad appeal and make the unknown recipient thrilled to win a unique handmade quilt.
I didn't read "good enough" as having anything to do with your skills ~ but more Thank Goodness-I'm done! :)
I think it is exciting!

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 11:52AM
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fran1523

It's beautiful. Great color pallet and lovely quilting. They are very fortunate for this donation. I hope it raises a ton of $$$.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 1:22PM
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faintheart

Love this! That has always been a favorite CT fabric collection and you have maximized it's beauty wonderfully!

Dee

    Bookmark   February 4, 2012 at 5:31PM
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cannahavana

Mary, it turned out great! The one I made has been so far one of my favorite quilts. My husband saw your pictures and said "hey that looks familiar". :) I hope it brings the ranch a good sum!

Here is a link that might be useful: Depression block discussion

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 3:03PM
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calliope

Wow.......what a beauty.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2012 at 11:35PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

I love how we 'inspire' one another with our quilts. Good job, Mary.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 7:59AM
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lola99

I remember when you posted about this last May. I love your finished quilt. It is inspiring to see the finished project. I hope it raises a lot of money.

Lola

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 1:13PM
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lafonda_ranch

Beautiful! My dh would especially like it, his favorite colors :-) I know it will bring in a lot of money!

Robbi

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 1:52PM
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imn2crafts

beautiful,colors look so good together!!...D

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 5:41PM
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