Sunday, August 23, 2015

Summer at Charlevoix Quilt

 Happy Monday Everyone! I was MIA for the last month, it seems just when I get back into the groove of blogging, I was called away again.
Gary and I spent the last month everyday at his parents home, cleaning and shinning every nick-nak and groove and cranny of every hutch and corner of their home. We even had the interior fully painted, hung new blinds and had the curtains cleaned, floor installed in master bathroom and kitchen tile steamed cleaned. I even managed to sew curtains and valences for the family room and kitchen. They now have a sparkling clean home to enjoy once more.
I hope to pick up where I left off and start my weekly posts.

So Many moons ago I started to make this black and white quilt for our daughter Desire', but as life is not always smooth I was unable to work on the quilt as much as  I wanted. I was bound and determined to complete this quilt, even though  many times I wanted to give up.
I think it has been by far the hardest quilt challenge for me since I started quilting. The quilt has 5 blocks and of course trim pieces and binding.
 When I first saw the quilt pattern in (Quilter's World June 2011 issue), I thought it looked easy. Well I sure fooled myself I stopped counting the pieces after 1,852 .
I am so happy I stuck to it and completed the quilt (Summer at Charlevoix)

 The quilt fits a queen size bed, I laid it over my king size bed for pictures.

 Desire' has a queen size black sleigh bed and the quilt looks so pretty with her furniture.




 I had some leftover fabric so I thought pillows would be a fun and playful  touch to add to the bed.
Love you to the moon and Back is Desire' and Paul's favorite saying. I think its so sweet! I surprised them with the embroidered  pillows.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

Joining in this week with the following linky parties:

Fabric Tuesday- Ouiltstory

Kim-Savvy Southern Style-Wow us Wednesday #236

French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday

18 comments:

Barbara F. said...

Wow, a true labor of love, to be treasured by generations.

Linda said...

So truly beautiful!!! What a treasure you have gifted them! I'm sure every stitch was made with love and that makes it even MORE to be treasured!!

Melinda said...

You sure did a wonderful job on the
quilt. So pretty!
I am quite sure they are loving both
the quilt and the pillows!

M : )

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! The quilt is beautiful! So glad you stuck with it.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth,
Congratulations for completing this beautiful quilt and also those lovely and meaningful pillows!
Sending you hugs,
Mariette

Becky said...

I am very glad you are back to quilting (and, of course, blogging)! I have missed you. The quilt is stunning! I love your choice of fabrics. The border fabric is absolutely perfect!!

I hope you can take a rest after all your generous hard work for the in-laws. But, if you are like me, I find quilting quite restful. Just make sure you are taking care of yourself!

Becky

Pammy Sue said...

What a gorgeous-gorgeous quilt! Totally worth the hard work you put into it, and I know it was A LOT. So happy to see your post. I always love them. You are inspiring. ♥

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

What a beautiful quilt! Glad to see you back posting!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

The quilt is so pretty and what a treasure for them to have from you. That pillow has my favorite words. To the moon and back.

sweetvintageofmine said...

What a beautiful quilt and talent! The black and white color scheme is very unique...and those pillows are too sweet. You are a very thoughtful and giving person...Blessings~~~Roxie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Elizabeth -
You can certainly be proud of your accomplishment in finishing this gorgeous quilt! I'm sure Desire' and Paul will treasure your creation for many years to come.

I'm looking forward to your next creation, my dear.
Blessings always,
Donna

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Oh my that black and white quilt is gorgeous. I am so happy to hear from you. I haven't heard from you for quite sometime. We just get so busy with life. I appreciate your sweet comments on my blog. I know you have really had some trials the last couple of years. Losing your sister was such a hard thing. As you know grief is very personal, and it does last a life time, it just changes. I know only too well. Thank goodness we can still be happy, and still have a broken heart over the loss of a loved one. It is hard, but it can be done. Yes, I have had to go back to work. I am adjusting ok. It is only 20 hours a week, and it is a wonderful place. A elementary part-time secretary. I have summers off and all the days the kids have off. It is just something I had to do to keep my head above water. You are so blessed to have your hubby. I hope all is well with you, and please do keep in touch. I consider you a very good blogging friend. I will never see you in this life, but some day, I will search you out. I hope that is a long ways down the road of life though for both of us. LOL! Hugs to you, Karie

Ana said...

Great quilt and pillows Elizabeth. You're such a sweet momma!

Hugs,
❤️Ana

large dining tables said...

I love the quilt and pillows! You did a wonderful job on the quilt.

Heide said...

What a beautiful quilt! Love the pillows too!

wedding photographer cornwall said...

The quilt is absolutely beautiful. Really have done yourself proud there!!

Fashions said...

Thanks for sharing

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Hi Elizabeth. I have missed you. Hope everything is ok and that you are just busy. I haven't blogged as regularly either, so I know how life gets in the way sometimes. Anyway just wanted to check in with you.
Beautiful quilt. I love Black and White and have done my bedroom in it. Wish I had a pretty quilt like yours.