Woohoo! Oldest UFO is finally done!

msmeowMarch 11, 2012

I can't believe this quilt is actually on the wall! As far as I can tell from pictures and my EQ files, I started this sometime in 2006. DH hung it for me yesterday afternoon. I am so thrilled to have this huge thing out of my sewing closet! LOL

It's 10 ft wide and 5 ft long. It's called Florida Natives because all the hand appliqued plants in the center are native to Florida, and DH and I are both natives, too.

Here's the label:

Donna

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magothyrivergirl

Very cool and Congratulations!
Did you stay up all night staring at it in awe?????LOL
It is beautiful~worth all the time, effort, and energy.
Very nice, thoughtful design.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 9:50AM
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toolgranny

Congratulations. That's a lot of work and to be able to hang and show it is such a triumph. Good job.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 10:31AM
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day2day

Congratulations on finishing it.
It is beautiful and a very creative design.
It's a large quilt and you can be forgiven for taking so long to finish it...lot of work there.
I find that hand applique is relaxing but takes a long time to do.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 10:50AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Donna, What a great accomplishment!!! You're probably bursting out in song everytime you look at it. Fantastic job!!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 11:13AM
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nannykins

Good for you! i have a few oldies I should dig out but nothing as gorgeous as this.
Theresa

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 11:42AM
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K8Orlando

Congrats, Donna! The applique looks great! Will you be bringing this for 'show and tell' next month at the guild meeting? I would love to see it!

Kate

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 12:40PM
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loisflan

I'm sitting here in my office/sewing room which is about 10' x 11' thinking, "OMG, it's as long as that wall." What an achievement to visualize and then complete such a project. Very creative and beautiful. I love the herring bone border. Nice work, Donna.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 1:47PM
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rosajoe_gw

I love it, and the label lol!!!!

I was almost a native, dad's family was from Jacksonville and mom went to GA to visit and I came early lol!!!

My other 2 sisters are natives. You guys are rare you know!!!!!!!!!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 2:13PM
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lindaoh_gw

It is beautiful!
Doesn't it feel great to finish a longtime UFO? I am still trying to imagine the size. That is huge!
Linda OH

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 2:49PM
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bev2009

Great job! I also love the border. It took me a minutes to realize your are the designer. I really like the plants, can you tell us what they are?

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 4:11PM
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msmeow

Thank you all so much! It feels great to have it done. I finished the top in Nov of 2009 and it sat in the closet for 2 years before I got up the nerve to start quilting it!

Kate - no - it won't be coming to show & tell. Mark said now that it's up there it's not coming down! LOL

Rosa, that's too funny how close you were to being a Floridian! Both our moms are Florida natives, too.

Bev, clockwise from upper right they are bougainvillea, allemanda, crape myrtle, day lilies, plumbagos, some cute white flowers whose name I don't remember (!), crotons, hibiscus, and banana leaves. And palm tree blocks in the outer corners; those are paper pieced rather than applique.

Donna

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 9:26PM
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nanajayne

Congratulations. A proud moment when that was hung I am sure. A nice tribute to your native state. Well done.

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 9:42PM
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luvtosharedivs

Wow!
I can tell you put a lot of love into designing and constructing that piece of fabric art!
Excellent job!

Is that a mariner's compass in the middle?

Julie

    Bookmark   March 11, 2012 at 9:54PM
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lola99

Congratulations! I like your design and your label is fantastic. :)

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 11:54AM
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tinyteena

Well done! You inspire me to get onto my UFOs and get them finished

Kristene

    Bookmark   March 12, 2012 at 4:47PM
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missflippins

Just Beautiful! It looks like a lot of work and a very time consuming project, but well worth it I'm sure. What a joy it must be to have your very own design on your wall.

Corinne

    Bookmark   March 13, 2012 at 10:53PM
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lafonda_ranch

Well done! And beautiful, too!

You've given me inspiration that maybe the quilt I have sitting away in the cabinet may get finished one of these days??....

Robbi

    Bookmark   March 14, 2012 at 8:47AM
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